18 08-2015

How much do you really know about the SBA?

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:08+00:00 August 18th, 2015|

The Small Business Administration can be an incredible resource for business owners, but first they need to know what the SBA has to offer. Learn the SBA's history and what the organization does for small businesses.

5 05-2014

Women Entrepreneurs on the Rise

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:14+00:00 May 5th, 2014|

Women's history month passed last month, but we didn't want to keep these great resources for female entrepreneurs to ourselves! Female business owners are finding it easier to navigate the business world and here is our contribution to the resources available to help them find success along the way! Women entrepreneurs are more optimistic than ever this [...]

26 03-2014

SBA Provides Fee Relief and Savings for Small Business Borrowers

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:14+00:00 March 26th, 2014|

"Small Businesses have saved more than $6.3M nationwide in fees that were eliminated," says the SBA. Small business borrowers who receive SBA 7(a) guaranteed loans of $150,000 or less during Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014) are the main benefactors of the SBA Small Loan Guaranty Fee Relief Initiative, but SBA Lenders will [...]

16 01-2014

5 Facts about Maria Contreras-Sweet: What You Should Know

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 January 16th, 2014|

President Obama announced Maria Contreras-Sweet as his nominee to lead the Small Business Administration on Wednesday.  A businesswoman who has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Contreras-Sweet makes a great candidate to fill Obama’s final cabinet seat.  Here are five reasons why her nomination is a step in the right direction for [...]

28 08-2013

Community Resources for Small Businesses

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 August 28th, 2013|

Accessing capital is only one step of business ownership. Running a business is a complicated process and can be particularly intimidating for first-time business owners and entrepreneurs. Luckily, community resources are readily available at free or low cost for business owners looking to start, grow or maintain their companies. Local Small Business Development Centers, Chambers [...]

21 08-2013

How to Draft and Execute an Effective Business Plan

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:21+00:00 August 21st, 2013|

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Whether you are looking to improve your existing business or start a new venture all together, the question you should be asking yourself is, “what’s the plan?” Follow these steps to ensure a healthy and productive plan that is the best fit [...]