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  • Earlier this month, we celebrated National Small Business Week and honored small businesses and entrepreneurs for their hard work and contributions to our communities. This year’s theme was “Dream Big, Start Small,” and we worked to highlight the impact that small businesses have...
    May 22, 2015 - 16 comments
  • April is National Financial Capability Month!According to the findings of a 2014 Intuit study, more than 40 percent of U.S. small businesses consider themselves financially illiterate. Yet, 81 percent handle their business’ finances. April is National Financial Capability Month, so now is a...
    April 08, 2015 - 7 comments
  • One of the three essential financial statements for your small business – a profit and loss (P&L) statement – is useful for analytical purposes, but it can also tell any possible investors whether you have a strong, viable operation.If you’re applying for an SBA loan program,...
    March 09, 2015 - 11 comments
  • 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 21, 2015 - 17 comments
  • 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...
    December 15, 2014 - 14 comments
  • 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...
    December 09, 2014 - 16 comments
  • Accurately tracking financial data is not only critical for running the day-to-day operations of your small business, but it is also essential when seeking funding from lenders or investors to take your business to the next level. In addition, keeping tabs of your finances can help ensure your...
    August 04, 2014 - 34 comments
  • As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you know how important access to capital is to success. And we know it, too! During last month’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) events, which were held across the country and online, it was a topic addressed by our speakers and panelists as they...
    June 18, 2014 - 6 comments
  • Thinking about starting a business? Recent studies and reports have shown that entrepreneurs are more optimistic than in recent years when it comes to the state of their businesses this year, and that’s great news! But always high on the list of concerns for starting a business – even...
    May 21, 2014 - 19 comments
  • When it comes to financing, you probably already know that SBA doesn’t lend money directly to small business owners and entrepreneurs, but has various programs to help get small business ventures financed through local lenders. But did you also know that the Small Business Investment Company...
    April 09, 2014 - 10 comments

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