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  • After the recent financial crisis, traditional banks are more reluctant than ever to fund small businesses. Entrepreneurs need not be discouraged though, as a new trend has emerged in the world of finance: “alternative lending.” What exactly is alternative lending and is it right for...
    Industry Word - June 04, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Developing strong sales and customer loyalty can be a difficult, time-consuming endeavor. Without an effective strategy, even a promising company can fail. The task need not be overwhelming though; practice and most importantly, passion, will help you close more deals. Here are some resources to...
    Industry Word - May 07, 2015 - 6 comments
  • The goal of every small business owner is growth, but with growth comes more responsibilities and more work. You may already juggle being the boss, accountant, office manager, maybe even janitor, but at some point, you realize you can’t do it all. Finding a new team member can be a daunting...
    Industry Word - April 09, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Ask many experts what the key to small business success is and they’ll say, “acting strategically.” That means not only planning ahead but also reacting to situations and making decisions that drive your business forward in the right direction. Today we’re sharing resources...
    Industry Word - March 05, 2015 - 8 comments
  • This tax season, like every tax season, small business owners across the country will face innumerable questions and doubts about how to handle their business’s filing. Should I do them myself? What savings am I missing out on? How can I avoid being audited? These questions and tasks are so...
    Industry Word - February 05, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Can you believe that in this day and age, only about half of all small businesses have websites? 97 percent of consumers search online for products and services, but one out of every two small businesses is simply not there for customers to find. Whether your small business website is up and...
    Industry Word - January 08, 2015 - 15 comments
  • So, your fantastic business idea has launched, you’ve seen some success and you’ve finally hit an operational groove. Then things hit a bit of a plateau. You wonder, is it time to grow? If so, how? This month we’ve compiled resources to help you answer exactly those two questions...
    Industry Word - December 04, 2014 - 10 comments
  • The small business topic that aspiring or current entrepreneurs most often approach SCORE about is writing a business plan. From laying the groundwork for a successful new startup to seeking justification for funding growth, the reasons for writing a business plan abound but the value of doing so...
    Industry Word - November 06, 2014 - 4 comments
  • Small business owners, on average, spend 33 hours seeking credit. Why so long? That’s valuable time during the startup phase! When it comes to choosing the right way to fund a particular business idea, many find themselves overwhelmed with all the options available. Especially in recent years...
    Industry Word - October 09, 2014 - 2 comments
  • One of the trickiest pieces of the startup puzzle can be to figure out, how will all of this actually work? The logistics, that is! You’ve got a great idea for a product or service, brilliant ideas for marketing it, but how exactly will everything actually get from point A (creation) to point...
    Industry Word - September 04, 2014 - 5 comments

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