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[ 0 ] Feb. 9, 2012

Microfinance Leader For Small Biz

Accion USA is dedicated to bringing affordable small business loans to microentrepreneurs. The organization has provided more than $119 million in 19,000 microloans to more than 9,000 small biz owners since it was founded in 1991. The loans are up to $50k. The group specializes in loaning to small business owners who do not qualify […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 8, 2012

National Business Incubation Association (NBIA)

This organization provides entrepreneurs with help, support, education and advocacy as well as networking resources. Contact www.nbia.org to learn how you can benefit from their association.

[ 0 ] Feb. 7, 2012

National Inventor Fraud Center

The NIFC’s goal is to help information to consumers and small business owners about invention-promotion companies and how people can market their ideas and new products. Inventors often do not realize that companies promising to bring their products to market can charge thousands of dollars but offer no guarantees in return. The goal of this […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 6, 2012

InventorHaus Helps U.S. Inventors Enter European Market

Two friends, Marijan Jordan and Gerhard Muthenthaler, started helping inventors a while back in college in Salzburg in response to a lack of services for this unique group. Fast forward 15 years to a side street in one of Berlin’s trendiest neighborhoods, Prenzlauer Berg, and to the offices of their company, Erfinderhaus. Erfinderhaus has over […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 6, 2012

SBOmag.com and eBay Small Business Center: Perfect Together!

We are proud to announce that the new eBay Small Business Center has invited us to become one of their top content providers along with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Federation of Independent Business Owners. We’ll also be providing content to the eBay Tax Center along with the IRS. As our partners […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 6, 2012

Measuring Social Media: Tactics That Are Gathering Momentum

Arguably, one of the most-discussed topics among marketers over the last few years has been social media – in particular, how to quantify or otherwise measure the investment in blogging or participation on sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the new Google+. Measurement, it seems, has been a sticking point for many who hesitate to […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 6, 2012

Small Business Development Centers

The federal government’s Small Business Development Centers offer management help to current and prospective small business owners. Information and guidance are available in many locations across the U.S. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/sbdc.

[ 0 ] Feb. 3, 2012

SBO & eBay Small Business Center: Perfect Together!

We are proud to announce that the new eBay Small Business Center has invited us to become one of their top content providers along with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Federation of Independent Business Owners. We’ll also be providing content to the eBay Tax Center along with the IRS. As our partners […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 2, 2012

Non-Profit Helps Build Women Leaders

Astia, founded in Silicon Valley in 1999, is a global, non-profit organization that is dedicated to building women leaders and accelerating the funding and growth of the companies they lead. Astia connects entrepreneurs to investors, industry leaders, service providers and consultants with the aim of helping to facilitate success. Visit www.astia.org to learn more.

[ 0 ] Feb. 1, 2012

Resource for Inventors

The United Inventors Association was formed in 1900 as a nonprofit dedicated to inventor information, education and support. Its mission is to provide reliable information to inventors, as well as certification to groups and inventor-friendly firms that agree to comply with rigorous professional and ethical standards. Visit www.uiausa.org to learn more.

[ 0 ] Jan. 31, 2012

International Franchise Association

Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs. The IFA has more than 1200 franchise members. A great resource for anyone interested in buying […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 30, 2012

Non-Profit Organizations Receive SBA Grants

One hundred nonprofit organizations from 44 states and the District of Columbia received grants under the Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs Act (PRIME), the U.S. Small Business Administration announced. Grants will be used to provide business-based training and technical assistance to low-income and very low-income entrepreneurs to help them start, operate, or grow a small […]

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