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  • Getting fit and staying fit is a state of mind and an entrepreneurial opportunity. According to IHRSA, in the beginning of 2015 there were almost 35,500 U.S. Health clubs, which was up 6.4% over 2014. In 2014, this accounted for a total U.S. Industry Revenue of over $24 billion!The success of the...
    Starting a Business - December 23, 2015 - 9 comments
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) is buoyed by the energy and optimism of the entrepreneurs we meet across America. We’re one of the smallest cabinet-level agencies, but we have one of the biggest missions – supporting the small businesses that create the majority of new jobs in...
    SBA Administrator - December 22, 2015 - 2 comments
  • One of the ironies of strategy, especially in small business, is that it can seem deceptively simple when it’s done right. When it works, it seems like it was always obvious. And yet there are people doing PhD theses on business strategy.It’s too easy to see when it’s done wrong....
    Industry Word - December 22, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, and financing is the viability of a small business. Small business owners rely on business financing to fuel their growth, to purchase new equipment, hire additional staff, and invest in new opportunities.Unfortunately, major financial...
    Industry Word - December 18, 2015 - 3 comments
  • There are many negative consequences of making the wrong hire. And you want to make sure that you have all the right information before you make the decision. Skipping out on this process can affect your employee’s morale, productivity and impact customer relations. Not to mention the cost of...
    Managing a Business - December 16, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Once you’ve made the decision to seriously look into finding a franchise opportunity to buy, your wheels will really start to turn.You’ll have more energy than usual. You’ll have a spring in your step. It can be a pretty exciting time, especially if you are a corporate refugee. If...
    Industry Word - December 15, 2015 - 4 comments
  • On Monday, I traveled to Denver and had a great opportunity to discuss an important sector of Colorado’s economy. I didn’t talk about agriculture or winter tourism (my harvesting and skiing abilities have both atrophied terribly, anyway). The industry I talked about was craft breweries...
    SBA News and Views - December 10, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Editor's note: This post originally appeared on HHS.gov. I am proud to serve in the Obama Administration because of the work the President, the Secretary, and this Administration have done, and will continue to do, to create a more fair country for individuals from the Lesbian, Gay,...
    Health Care - December 10, 2015 - 2 comments
  • In 2013, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that of companies with fewer than 100 employees, only 14% had qualified retirement plans. These companies are missing out on some important opportunities:Sheltering profits. Contributions to the plans are tax deductible, which effectively...
    Industry Word - December 10, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Bookkeeping is vital to properly managing your business resources.  Additionally you will need these records for tax purposes. Whether you DIY or hire someone to keep track of everything you should understand the importance and the basics of bookkeeping.Keeping good records of operations will...
    Starting a Business - December 09, 2015 - 7 comments

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