Social Media 101: Engaging with Your Users

When it comes to building a company brand and bolstering your business’s reputation, social media can be an indispensable tool.  No matter what stage your business is in, whether it’s brand-new or well established, using social media platforms to promote your products and services is something no business owner should neglect to do.  A reputable […]

You May Still Qualify: Applying for a Microloan

Speaking to a lender for the first time can be a harrowing experience.  The future of your business may be riding on the interaction and you may have concerns about qualifying for the loan if your business is new or if you don’t have all the necessary paperwork the lender is asking for. However, for […]

Another Risk in Taking Out Multiple Loans – Liens

The owner of a rapidly growing company recently ran into unexpected road blocks when he tried to borrow money to finance his business’s expansion, not because the lender doubted his ability to pay, but because the previous loans the owner had taken meant that the new lender would not be first in line to get […]

10 Expert Business Funding Tips

Need funding to grow your business? Here are 10 tips on how to raise money from experts at our Access to Capital events: Strength in Numbers Don’t go it alone. There are an amazing number of people and organizations who can help you grow your business and access funding. Establishing a personal relationship with your […]

Startup? Where to Start

Have a great idea for a business but no idea where to begin? Fret not, because local resources for start-ups are abundant. Business schools, incubators, accelerator programs, and small business development centers are just some of the ways entrepreneurs can hone their concepts and start taking steps necessary to jumpstart their companies. Business Schools While […]

“Where do I find a grant to start my woman owned business?”

All too often at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) we hear the question, “Where are the grants for women to start their businesses?” The answer: There are none.  No really, there are none.  If you find a grant for women starting a business, please post the information in the comments below, because in the […]