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  • If you have even one employee, you may be impacted by law changes occurring at your state or local level. Small business owners want to do the best they can for their workers, but often cost limits how generous they can be when it comes to pay and benefits. Nonetheless the law may require certain...
    Industry Word - May 16, 2017
  • We get it: the idea of exporting can be intimidating. From language and cultural differences to finance and technical concerns, going global is a challenge. However, it also can be extremely rewarding and profitable. In fact, small businesses engaged in exporting on average stay in business longer...
    SBA News and Views - May 15, 2017
  • Did you know business credit can be just as important as having personal credit?It’s essential for small businesses to get credit so they can have access to the financing needed to cover any unforeseen expenses, manage cash flow and grow. In fact, studies have shown that over 65% off all...
    Industry Word - May 11, 2017
  • As the world's largest economy and the largest exporter and importer of goods and services, trade is critical to America's prosperity. Leading the way are small and medium-sized U.S. businesses who account for nearly 98 percent of the roughly 300,000 companies that export.  In...
    SBA News and Views - May 09, 2017
  • This year, spending on Mother’s Day is projected to hit a record high of $23.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s the highest in the annual survey’s 14-year history, surpassing last year’s previous record of $21.4 billion. How can your small...
    Industry Word - May 09, 2017
  • Small business owners are always thinking: about their next sale, next potential customer, long to-do lists. At night, sleep may elude them as the day’s worries percolate.Ever wonder what they think about most?We asked — and their responses will help us better help them develop thriving...
    Industry Word - May 04, 2017
  • 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

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