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  • It’s Women’s History Month and the SBA has a variety of resources to help women start, grow and succeed in business. There are many benefits to business ownership for women. One of the main benefits is the flexibility of your time, location and schedule. Being your own boss means that...
    March 28, 2017
  • Do any one of these five simple refresh ideas and you’ll help yourself manage your business goals, growth, and execution. Do all five and you have a perfect lean business plan. Refocus StrategyStrategy is focus. It’s what you do and what you don’t do. It’s who is in...
    March 23, 2017
  • If you operate a local business (one that gets most of its customers from within a 75-mile radius) you can try many general marketing strategies, but you have one special consideration. You have to attract prospects who are close enough to literally walk into your shop or close enough for you to...
    March 21, 2017
  • It’s all about the money, right?How much money you’ll need to buy a franchiseHow much money you’ll need for your ongoing expensesHow much money you’ll be able to make when you become a franchiseeIn this post, I’m going to show you how to get your money questions...
    March 16, 2017
  • Many small businesses take on additional help during the summer months. Some use seasonal workers to fill gaps created when full-time employees go on vacation. Others need workers for their summer-related activities of their businesses (e.g., concessions at entertainment sites such as miniature...
    March 14, 2017
  • Statistics have many applications in business and play an important role in making decisions, discovering new trends and making predictions. If you’re a small business owner you’re among the 28.8 million small business owners in the U.S., as stated by the Small Business Administration....
    March 09, 2017
  • Women’s History Month dates back to the 1980s, when it was first a weeklong celebration before being extended by a Congressional resolution. Celebrations during the month of March typically include mentions of notable women throughout history. Some of them are women from the business world,...
    March 07, 2017
  • If your advertising strategy is focused on digital ads and social media, you might be missing out on a highly effective advertising option: radio. Radio advertising has several benefits for small business:It’s affordable. Radio advertising is less expensive than the cable television...
    March 02, 2017
  • It’s awards season! In a few days, we’ll be tuning in to watch the Oscars – The Academy Awards – which is a special occasion that acknowledges the finest achievements in the film industry from the past year. Here at SBA, we believe that small businesses should also set aside...
    February 23, 2017
  • So you have a brilliant business idea that will be very successful. Now what?Bad news: You don’t actually own that idea. You you can’t sell it. It has no value as just an idea.Good news: You can build a business with it. If there’s really nothing like it out there, then you might...
    February 23, 2017

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