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  • Small businesses have more choices and options for loans and financing than ever. And the good news is you have access to a wide range of resources at your fingertips, without leaving your office -- all through the Internet.Online lending marketplaces and alternative funding sources make getting...
    May 23, 2017
  • Do you remember the last major purchase you made?If so, would you describe it as being a smooth, easy process, or a difficult, frustrating one that infuriated you to no end?If it was a smooth transaction, congratulations!But if it wasn’t, and you happen to be thinking about buying a franchise...
    May 18, 2017
  • If you have even one employee, you may be impacted by law changes occurring at your state or local level. Small business owners want to do the best they can for their workers, but often cost limits how generous they can be when it comes to pay and benefits. Nonetheless the law may require certain...
    May 16, 2017
  • Did you know business credit can be just as important as having personal credit?It’s essential for small businesses to get credit so they can have access to the financing needed to cover any unforeseen expenses, manage cash flow and grow. In fact, studies have shown that over 65% off all...
    May 11, 2017
  • This year, spending on Mother’s Day is projected to hit a record high of $23.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s the highest in the annual survey’s 14-year history, surpassing last year’s previous record of $21.4 billion. How can your small...
    May 09, 2017
  • Small business owners are always thinking: about their next sale, next potential customer, long to-do lists. At night, sleep may elude them as the day’s worries percolate.Ever wonder what they think about most?We asked — and their responses will help us better help them develop thriving...
    May 04, 2017
  •           SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, which will be taking place April 30th - May 6th. And like last year, we’re taking the show on the road to celebrate small businesses across the United States. We’re excited...
    April 21, 2017
  • Social media marketing is powerful, but can become a time sink if you let it.  And face it, none of us have unlimited resources -- we have to use the time and staff we have wisely.Setting up a social media calendar helps organize your business’s efforts and make the most of your limited...
    April 20, 2017
  • There are plenty of myths about franchising. A great deal of them revolve around money. I hear these two statements a lot: “Franchise companies make most of their profits from franchise fees.”“If it wasn’t for those franchise fees, I’d probably consider buying a...
    April 18, 2017
  • Imagine owning stock in a company where the price appreciates greatly, you sell it, and pay no tax on your profit. That’s what can happen with qualified small business stock (QSBS). Also referred to as Section 1202 stock because that’s the section in the Tax Code that governs it, QSBS...
    April 13, 2017

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