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Posts by Linda McMahon

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  • Your friends and relatives are special. This holiday season, the gifts you give them should be special, too!Big box stores are making a play for Black Friday and online retailers are selling Cyber Monday. Tucked in between, Small Business Saturday celebrates the local stores that make YOUR...
  • Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Greg Lyles and his son Chandler, a retired USAF Airman, turned their love of barbecue into a successful business that has generated over $1 million in sales in the past year alone.The idea for Lyles BBQ was sparked while the two were transitioning out of the...
  • With Veterans Day around the corner, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors the men and women who not only serve our country abroad, but also continue their service at home as small business owners. From fighting for freedom to creating jobs, our service members and their spouses are an...
  • October is National Women’s Small Business MonthSeems hard to believe today, but thirty years ago, some state laws prevented women from getting a business loan without having a male relative co-sign for it.  That changed in 1988 with the passage of a federal bill known as HR 5050, which...
  • Tax reform is “the single most critical piece of legislation” that needs to happen in Washington.That’s a personal plea I heard not from a lawmaker or a lobbyist or even the President, but from a small business owner in Pittsburgh. Her name is Wendy, and she runs a mechanical...
  • Editor’s note: A version of this blog first appeared in the October 2017 issue of Latina Style Magazine, which celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.Born to a single mother in Argentina, Lorena Cantarovici says she grew up constantly on the verge of homelessness. She eventually launched a...
  • The onslaught of powerful hurricanes over the past few weeks has posed major challenges for affected communities and our nation as a whole. Residents and businesses from Puerto Rico to Texas will likely be rebuilding from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and now Maria for years to come. And the U.S. Small...
  • Over the past week, as the people of the Gulf Coast deal with the unprecedented effects of Hurricane Harvey, we have seen heartbreaking moments of tragedy, of lives lost, homes destroyed and neighborhoods left in ruin, as well as remarkable acts of heroism and compassion as the first responders and...
  • There’s a big storm bearing down on the Gulf Coast. It’s not too late to take action to protect your small business, your clients and your employees from the threat posed by Hurricane Harvey. The survival of your company is a key factor in the economic revival of your...
  • When I was a Girl Scout, selling cookies meant dragging a wagon full of boxes door to door in my North Carolina neighborhood. I didn’t have online tools or a marketing plan or even a real strategy.But Julia Vieira Reis, a 12-year-old Girl Scout from Manchester, Connecticut, certainly did. She...

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