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  • After a devastating storm, the last thoughts on survivors, victims and their communities is shopping or retail. Some devastation is so catastrophic like that of Hurricane Katrina and Sandy, communities have needed support and time to rebuild homes, schools and businesses. How does a business and...
  • September is National Preparedness Month. When disaster strikes, it’s only natural to want to protect your family and loved ones. Before disaster strikes, it very important to safeguard your small business, particularly if it’s your main source of income.Think about the following...
  • Small businesses do big business with the federal government. Think about the possibilities of generating sales and revenue with the government. Remember, the U.S. government is the world’s largest customer and it by law, is required to purchase items from small businesses. The Small Business...
  • Whether you are just branching out or gearing up for your umpteenth year in business, it never hurts to have a supportive network around you. Owning a business can not only be stressful but lonely. Not every family member or friend will understand or emphasize with your entrepreneurial journey. The...
  • Launching or transitioning your side job into a full-time venture is stressful, demanding and exciting. One of the first steps is to consider your startup costs, or expenses in the beginning phases of entrepreneurship.Startup costs will vary from industry to industry and may fluctuate during...
  • If your business is part of the small minority of businesses who successfully maneuver those challenging early years, then you might be thinking, “what’s next?” If you are fortunate enough–or strategic enough–to generate multiple streams of business income, the need...
  • Whether you are on a much needed vacation or in an effort to spur inspiration, the summer months provide an opportunity to reflect and re-engage. From starting a home-based business to handling taxes, these top SBA blog posts will give you options to rethink, reimagine and perhaps recommit yourself...
  • As a freelancer, single business owner or independent worker, taxes can get a bit tricky. Instead of waiting for the traditional tax season during the months of March and April, it’s in your best interest to pay the government in periodic payments. Since you do not have an employer who...
  • Email marketing is just one of many ways to engage customers and ultimately lead them to purchase a product or service. Building and maintaining a healthy email list is important in learning more about your customer base and how they respond to your business, as well as generating potential new...
  • It’s hard to escape the interest, activity and advantages of social media. Platforms are either constantly evolving. With the changing dynamics of the digital communication space, it’s important to get back to the basics. The key is to remember that social media is at its core a...

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