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  • Need help getting your business off the ground? Baffled by the steps involved? Looking to break into new markets or take advantage of the latest in social, web and mobile marketing? Look no further than your local Small Business Development Center.Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have...
    March 11, 2015 - 6 comments
  • Did you know that nearly a quarter of all new U.S. entrepreneurs come from the 20-34 age group? (source: Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity) And, as more and more millennials express enthusiasm about business ownership, this number is sure to rise. In fact, back in 2011, a nationwide poll...
    February 23, 2015 - 13 comments
  • Home businesses are a booming! In fact, 52 percent of all small businesses are home-based, according to the latest data from the SBA Office of Advocacy.It’s no surprise; home businesses afford the luxury of being your own boss and can be started with relatively little investment.But what...
    February 09, 2015 - 23 comments
  • When we think of entrepreneurs, we often picture young, tech-savvy millennials. But the face of American entrepreneurship is actually quite different. A recent survey conducted by Monster.com found that baby boomers take more risks and start more businesses than twentysomethings. With assets such...
    December 10, 2014 - 41 comments
  • By presidential proclamation, November is National Entrepreneurship Month and a time for recognizing the grit, determination, innovation and contribution of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners to the nation’s economy.Amidst all the celebrations, however, it’s hard to...
    November 19, 2014 - 14 comments
  • During the week of November 3-7, the nation and the U.S. government recognized and celebrated the second annual National Veterans Small Business Week. And rightly so – one out of every 10 small businesses in American is started by a vet. These companies employ nearly 6 million workers and...
    November 17, 2014 - 1 comments
  • Business insurance is one of those gray areas. Do you need it or don’t you, and, if so, what kind? For certain businesses – for example, amusement parks and health care related industries – it’s an absolute necessity from the get-go, but what if you run a freelance business...
    November 05, 2014 - 7 comments
  • Running a business is a fulfilling endeavor, but it often leaves very little room for self-development and on-the-job training.In fact, finding the time to develop and hone your business skills is probably not top of your list of priorities, but it should be.One of the best, and simplest, pieces of...
    September 24, 2014 - 20 comments
  • What you don’t know can hurt you. This is especially true for small business owners, who need to comply with a myriad of tax laws, government regulations and other requirements. Getting expert advice will help you avoid legal, financial and tax pitfalls – but hiring a lawyer can be...
    September 15, 2014 - 8 comments
  • The brave men and women who serve in the nation’s armed forces are disciplined, goal-oriented leaders who embody the American spirit of determination and hard work. These qualities also prove invaluable when service members transition to civilian life after active duty has ended.To help...
    August 18, 2014 - 12 comments

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