Count Me In helps foster women’s economic independence by providing loans, education and consulting. The online microlender makes loans from $500 to $10,000 available to women in the U.S. who have no access to that first all-important starter money. Visit www.countmein.org to learn more. Nell Merlino is the founder.
You can find useful resources and several online financial calculators to help you learn and understand more about the money you make and how to keep it. Visit www.MyMoney.gov.
You can get a look at your future social security benefits by visiting www.ssa.gov. The site will help you plan your retirement. You should also be receiving a statement every year around your birthday with a printout of these calculations.
Can’t afford to open space in your own outside facility? Consider piggybacking. You find a suitable business–either non-competitive or one that complements what you do–and rent space in their studio, store or workspace. Even the corporate giants are doing it with relationships between Baskin Robbins ice cream and Dunkin’ Donuts.
This group connects corporate American with minority-owned businesses The NMSDC provides new business opportunities for growth to minority companies of any size. Visit wwwnmsdc.org to learn or about how this group can help your small biz grow and prosper.
You don’t need any business experience to start a direct sales or multi-level marketing business. Currently, there are more than 14 million people in the U.S. alone involved in direct sales both full-time and part-time. The industry generates approximately $31 billion in annual sales. Well-known companies include Avon, The Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys, Tupperware and […]
You are guaranteed the right to receive a free credit report once each year from each of the major credit reporting agencies: Here’s how to contact them: Equifax: www.equifax.com, 800.685.1111 Experian: www.experian.com, 888.397.3742. TransUnion: www.transunion.com, 800.888.4213
What can you buy for $233? How about this: the services of a professional tax preparer or accountant who can complete your 2011 tax return, relieving you of endless hours of hassle trying to decipher the ever-changing federal tax code (not to mention state tax law changes). A biennial survey of nearly 8,000 tax preparers […]
Intern Profits, a service of Efficient Enterprises, Inc, has released an upgraded version of their US-based college and university internship program database. Aside from assisting small businesses in understanding how to find an intern, they have now made the search for interns even easier through their upgraded database. This intern database allows business owners to […]
Fourteen exemplary women business leaders will step into the spotlight to receive the nation’s premier award for excellence among women’s business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises Celebrating 15 Years: Vision, Opportunities, and Success! The annual event will take place March 22, 2012, […]
Here are a few “evergreen” target markets you might want to consider. They all share the common denominator of doing well in any economy at both retail and wholesale levels. From time to time we’ll post other recession-proof opportunities but let’s start the small business empire rolling with the following considerations: Weddings, Funeral Arrangements, Medical […]