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  • Home businesses are a booming! In fact, 52 percent of all small businesses are home-based, according to the latest data from the SBA Office of Advocacy.It’s no surprise; home businesses afford the luxury of being your own boss and can be started with relatively little investment.But what...
  • If you’re looking to start or grow your business, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a reserve of savings or a benevolent angel investor, then you’re going to need a business loan.So where do you start?According to credit expert and SBA guest blogger, Marco Carbajo, a recent...
  • January marks the celebration of the 15th annual National Mentoring Month!Created by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and Harvard School of Public Health with support from the Highland Street Foundation, National Mentoring Month is all about driving systemic change to make mentoring an...
  • Is your small business on social media? Is it working for you? Tried it but not convinced?Social media is the top online activity in the U.S., according to Marketing TechBlog it also has a huge influence on consumer buying decisions. Forty-six percent of web users look towards social media when...
  • According to LegalZoom, small businesses spend up to 50 percent of their sales on introductory or marketing launch programs, while established businesses can spend up to 30 percent.That may sound like a considerable chunk of change, but marketing is a must for small businesses – it gets you...
  • When we think of entrepreneurs, we often picture young, tech-savvy millennials. But the face of American entrepreneurship is actually quite different. A recent survey conducted by Monster.com found that baby boomers take more risks and start more businesses than twentysomethings. With assets such...
  • It’s been a stellar year for SBA lending, which is good news for small businesses.In FY 2014, the SBA’s flagship loan program, the 7(a) Loan Program, achieved another lending record. By the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30), SBA had approved 52,044 7(a) loans for nearly $20 billion, an...
  • There are a number of steps any business needs to take to get started in government contracting, including determining if your business qualifies for small business certification, getting a DUNS number, registering with the System of Award Management (SAM), and more. But what about preparing your...
  • Small Business Saturday has come and gone, and we’re in peak holiday buying season. If you’re looking for ways to boost your holiday sales, here are few tips that can help.Keep the Small Business Saturday momentum goingSmall Business Saturday is still fresh in everyone’s minds, so...
  • By presidential proclamation, November is National Entrepreneurship Month and a time for recognizing the grit, determination, innovation and contribution of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners to the nation’s economy.Amidst all the celebrations, however, it’s hard to...

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