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  • SBA Administrator Linda McMahon meets with Connecticut District DirectorAnne Hunt and Frank Alvarado of the SBA’s Bridgeport office “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.”This quote, attributed to Winston Churchill though often disputed as to...
    SBA News and Views - April 27, 2017
  • Once upon a time….It’s the classic opening to our favorite fairy tales. As children we dream of magic potions and knights in shining armor that will provide our happily ever after. How were we to know that our own hard work, skill and determination could be far more effective?Once upon...
    SBA News and Views - April 21, 2017
  •           SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, which will be taking place April 30th - May 6th. And like last year, we’re taking the show on the road to celebrate small businesses across the United States. We’re excited...
    Industry Word - April 21, 2017
  • Social media marketing is powerful, but can become a time sink if you let it.  And face it, none of us have unlimited resources -- we have to use the time and staff we have wisely.Setting up a social media calendar helps organize your business’s efforts and make the most of your limited...
    Industry Word - April 20, 2017
  • There are plenty of myths about franchising. A great deal of them revolve around money. I hear these two statements a lot: “Franchise companies make most of their profits from franchise fees.”“If it wasn’t for those franchise fees, I’d probably consider buying a...
    Industry Word - April 18, 2017
  • Did you know that April 23-29, 2017, is National Volunteer Week?  This week is dedicated to promote and honor those who volunteer in our communities, as well as to encourage volunteerism across the nation.  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is excited to celebrate National...
    Starting a Business - April 13, 2017
  • Imagine owning stock in a company where the price appreciates greatly, you sell it, and pay no tax on your profit. That’s what can happen with qualified small business stock (QSBS). Also referred to as Section 1202 stock because that’s the section in the Tax Code that governs it, QSBS...
    Industry Word - April 13, 2017
  • Have you always wanted to start your own business?Do you have a lot of business ideas but don’t know which one to pursue?Don’t worry because you’re not alone.  According to Gallup, Inc, 25% of American adults have dreamed of starting their own business but have not yet taken...
    Industry Word - April 12, 2017
  • Every small business owner wants to attract new customers. Here are 10 time-tested ways to help you bring in “new blood.”1.      Ask for referrals. Referrals are one of the best ways to get new customers—but if you sit back and wait for your current...
    Industry Word - April 06, 2017
  • Ask any one of America’s 62 million volunteers why they give their time, and you’d probably get nearly 62 million unique answers.But some reasons for volunteering — and the benefits — are universal: a greater connection to one’s community; an opportunity to share...
    Industry Word - April 04, 2017

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