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[ 1 ] Oct. 10, 2013

Five Pet Businesses You Can Start Right Away

Love animals? Turn your passion into profit. You can start a business taking care of pets or creating a product or service for their needsHere are 25 suggestions to get you started. 1. PET FURNITURE:If you have a knack for making furniture, you can clean up by making fun furniture items for pets with nice […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2013

Five Security Tips For Your Small Business

October is National Crime Prevention Month, and ADT has five tips for small business owners, ranging from restaurant operators to boutique retailers and more, to help protect their business from physical threats. Five tips for proactively securing small businesses include: · Lighting: Discourage burglars by ensuring adequate lighting at all entrances and exits, keeping a […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2013

WWF To Host Panel at Atlanta Foodservice Expo

Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) will host an industry panel entitled “Lessons Learned Along the Road to Success” at the Atlanta Foodservice Expo. The panel will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center from 2 to 3 p.m. on October 21. WFF’s panel of inspirational women leaders will feature Nancy Caldarola, PhD, RD, a consultant […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Handyman Business Makes $21 Million

While the handyman industry remains highly fragmented with many “mom and pop” operators, Handyman Matters craftsmen are employees of local franchise owners and have undergone extensive background checks, adhere to a dress code and call customers the evening prior to a job to verify the time of arrival. They respect customers’ property and never ask […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2013

Five Tips To Keep Your Business Info Safe In The Cloud

The sudden closing of enterprise cloud storage provider Nirvanix has left more than 1,000 of their customers scrambling to quickly migrate data to new providers. Cloud infrastructure provider Jitscale today outlined some tips that will help companies keep their cloud-based data safe in the event of an unexpected disruption in service. “While some skeptics have […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 9, 2013

Five Businesses You Can Start Today With $100 or Less

Looking for extra income? Here are five easy-to-start businesses you can launch right away for $100 or less 1.Apartment/House Cleaning—O.K. it doesn’t sound new or very different, but it works. It seems that no matter how many cleaning services pop up, there are always customers to jump on your bandwagon. Once you develop good word […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

There are 900 service sites to serve your local business needs. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. By supporting business growth, sustainability and enhancing the creation of new businesses entities, SBDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention. As […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

Trend Watch: Millennial Parents Shift To Cheaper Brands

About 40% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 are already parents, and the percentage is on track to double in the next decade or so, according to a study from Barkley that calls into question some of the conventional wisdom surrounding Generation Y. Millennials are every bit as pragmatic and frugal as […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

Six Steps To Grow Your Business

It’s tough trying to figure out why your company is not performing as it should. You have probably implemented policies and procedures specifically designed to improve business performance. Your employees surely are working as hard as anyone possibly could. And still the results are not there. What should you do? Carlos Pardo, CEO of CapApex […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Drew Williams’ 7 Step Guide To Feed The Startup Beast

Most entrepreneurs have great ideas for products and services, but they don’t know how to market them.  In fact, fewer than 5% of all startups ever achieve the growth they dream of.  Why?  Because they don’t focus on marketing their businesses.  And that’s not surprising, says serial entrepreneur Drew Williams, co-author of FEED THE STARTUP […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 8, 2013

Gov’t. Shutdown Costs $13 Million Per Day In Small Business Lending

The government shutdown is keeping $13 million per day in loan money from small-business borrowers, according to Beth Solomon, president of the National Association of Development Companies. “Loans are like oxygen in the economy, and we’re asphyxiating the economy with lack of capital,” she said.

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Five Ways The U.S. SBA Can Help You Start Your Small Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides many programs and services to help you launch your small business. They offer free counseling and information, free mentors through the SCORE program and training events around the country. Here are five ways they can help you with your small business launch: 1. Financial assistance for new or for […]

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