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  • While some seasonal businesses hit primetime during the summer, many others see a major slow-down as clients and customers go on vacation (and as new projects are postponed until after said vacationing.) Never fear – here are a few steps your business can take to make the most of the summer...
    July 29, 2015 - 3 comments
  • The idea of returning to “business as usual” when you’re in the middle of a disaster can seem impossible.  While it is absolutely possible to make a full recovery, especially with the resources available to your business, many business owners overlook one of the most...
    July 15, 2015 - 16 comments
  • The government is full of acronyms, and sometimes it’s difficult to know which ones are most applicable and relevant to your business.  One acronym you definitely want to familiarize yourself with as a small business owner is “SBDC.”SBDC stands for Small Business Development...
    July 08, 2015 - 11 comments
  • Starting a small business is not a one size fits all-process. However, one best practice that all small businesses should consider is liability insurance. It’s no surprise that most of the information out there about liability insurance comes directly from insurance providers, so it is...
    June 24, 2015 - 10 comments
  • June marks the official start of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season.  While there haven’t been many storms to date (forecasters suspect this season will be quieter than others), it’s still a timely reminder to step back and assess your small business’s disaster...
    June 17, 2015 - 6 comments
  • Every June, we celebrate LGBT Pride month. As a small business owner, you can show your support by implementing these best practices for an LGBT-inclusive work environment. Creating a safe space for LGBT employees and customers can make your business more appealing to a diverse group of employees...
    June 11, 2015 - 7 comments
  • As an entrepreneur every now and then it is important to take a step back and really take a look at the big picture and dive back in with refreshed energy. Here are few points to revisit and reevaluate after you get up and running.Reach Out to Your NetworkMaintaining relationships is a job in...
    June 08, 2015 - 7 comments
  • 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 - 0 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 - 8 comments

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