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  • Last week, we gave you a recap of some of the events that took place during the first half of National Small Business Week, which took place May 4-8.  Throughout the week, we held events focused on trade, lending for small businesses, veteran support, how to target millennial entrepreneurs,...
    May 27, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Every year during the third week of May, the President of the United States announces World Trade Week, during which trade organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders work together both nationally and locally to promote and facilitate international trade in the U.S. economy.So why are...
    May 20, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Today is Earth Day! Dating back to 1970, Earth Day is only observed for one day in April, but your small business can act socially and environmentally responsible every day. Here are some simple, yet, environmentally-friendly tips and measurable ideas that can be used year-round.Energy UseEstablish...
    April 22, 2015 - 7 comments
  • Did you know that more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States? That’s a staggering number – and perhaps even more so is this figure: only one percent of U.S. small businesses are selling to those consumers.The benefits abound when it comes to...
    April 15, 2015 - 8 comments
  • Tax time brings with it a sense of urgency and pressure, and mistakes inevitably follow. Tax deductions go unclaimed, paper trails go awry and costly surprises can result.Here are eight of the most common tax preparation mistakes that small businesses make, plus some tips for mitigating them.Start...
    April 02, 2015 - 5 comments
  • Dealing with an inconsistent income is one of the hardest and most stressful aspects of being a solo entrepreneur. One minute it’s a feast, next a famine, and it’s hard to predict which is coming next.This isn’t just a problem for your nerves; not knowing where your next paycheck...
    March 25, 2015 - 11 comments
  • Recently, Pantene ran a series of empowerment-themed commercials that called attention to how much an apology is used to downplay female power. Whether we’re late to a meeting (“Sorry, I’m late…”) or raising our hands to ask a question (“Sorry, could I just ask...
    March 04, 2015 - 17 comments
  • U.S. businesses are selling more goods and services abroad than ever before, reaching an all-time record of $2.3 trillion in 2013 – and 98 percent of American companies that export are small businesses.Despite the statistics, many small businesses still face big challenges when it comes to...
    February 11, 2015 - 13 comments
  • January marks the celebration of the 15th annual National Mentoring Month!Created by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and Harvard School of Public Health with support from the Highland Street Foundation, National Mentoring Month is all about driving systemic change to make mentoring an...
    January 05, 2015 - 13 comments
  • Is your small business on social media? Is it working for you? Tried it but not convinced?Social media is the top online activity in the U.S., according to Marketing TechBlog it also has a huge influence on consumer buying decisions. Forty-six percent of web users look towards social media when...
    December 17, 2014 - 29 comments

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