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  • The process of naming your business is a complex one. Not only must it reflect your brand but you need to find ways to protect it against name hijackers, scammers, impersonators, cybersquatting, and business identity theft.There are several ways to protect your business name – locally,...
    Managing a Business - November 18, 2015 - 11 comments
  • Editor's note: This blog is by Rhett Buttle, the Director of Private Sector Engagement in the Secretary's Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.It is often said, small business is the backbone of America.  We are incredibly committed to these entrepreneurs who...
    Health Care - November 17, 2015 - 1 comments
  • If you’ve been on the hunt for a franchise to buy, and haven’t found one that you feel is right for you; I have an idea that you may want to explore.My idea isn’t exactly cutting-edge, but it could be a welcome addition to your list of opportunities.Investigate Franchises For Sale...
    Industry Word - November 17, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Please join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1pm ET for a Twitter chat on holiday marketing. We’ll be sharing tips and tricks for small business owners to succeed during the holiday shopping season, including how to make the most of Small Business Saturday. Follow along and share your...
    SBA News and Views - November 12, 2015 - 0 comments
  • It’s that time again for owners to think about taxes. It may not be the most enjoyable endeavor of the year but it’s certainly one that will put money in your pocket. The sooner you get started, the more opportunities you’ll have and the less stressed you’ll be. Here are...
    Industry Word - November 12, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Recently, I had the pleasure of having lunch with three talented and dedicated SBA veterans (you can see the picture below). From right to left, you will first see Brian Goodrow, who is a Senior Field Operations Specialist and formerly flew planes as a naval officer. Next is Michael Cox, a Surety...
    SBA Administrator - November 10, 2015 - 0 comments
  •  (photo courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)   On October 17, more than 400 high school and college students representing the Los Angeles Unified School District—specifically Compton and Inglewood—participated in the first day long Careers in Film...
    SBA News and Views - November 10, 2015 - 3 comments
  • Many times financial tools are overlooked as a way to help increase a company’s bottom line. Financial tools have the ability to transform a company’s operations, improve productivity, reduce costs and increase profit margins. It’s essential for small business owners to take...
    Industry Word - November 10, 2015 - 0 comments
  • After years of service, more and more veterans are taking the leap into business ownership.  Veterans are 45% more likely to start their own business than their non-veteran counterparts.In fact, the latest data from the SBA Office of Advocacy suggests that veterans make up nearly 10% of all...
    Starting a Business - November 10, 2015 - 3 comments
  • More and more small businesses today are realizing the importance of the international market for growing their sales and diversifying their customer base.  After all, 96% of the world’s consumers are outside the US, and two-thirds of the anticipated growth in GDP will happen in foreign...
    SBA News and Views - November 09, 2015 - 0 comments

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