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[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2014

FAQ’s on VetFran

VetFran is a program that helps Veterans establish their own franchise businesses. IFA’s VetFran strategic initiative, founded in 1991, includes over 580 IFA member companies offering financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in small business ownership and/or a career path in franchising. Why was VetFran founded? VetFran was founded by the IFA in […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2014

Women’s Business Center Programs

The Women’s Business Center is a rich resource for women entrepreneurs. Since it was established in response to an executive order in 1979, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership has fostered the participation of women entrepreneurs in the economy, especially those who have been historically under-served or excluded. OWBO reaches out […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2014

The Commerce Department and Your Business

Think the Commerce Department, also known as the Department of Commerce, is too huge to help you and your small business? Think again. The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2014

Applying For A Business Disaster Loan

A business disaster loan can help your small business get back on track after experiencing a flood, mudslide, earthquake, hurricane, etc. There have been quite a bit of physical weather damage affecting small business. You might be in need of a business disaster loan. If you are in a declared disaster area and have experienced […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2014

Franchising Questions and Answers

The International Franchise Association (IFA) was established in 1960 to build and maintain a favorable economic and regulatory climate for franchising.  It is the only association serving as the voice for franchising in the United States and is a major participant in the international franchise arena.  IFA’s mission is to enhance and to safeguard the […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2014

Leitz Icon Smart Labeling System

New Leitz Icon Smart Labeling System helps business professionals stay productive in a mobile world. The market’s fastest label printer features wi-fi and mobile functionality to keep you productive wherever you are. Leitz, a world-leading premium office products brand, today announced the availability of its flagship Leitz Icon Smart Labeling System. The Leitz Icon is […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2014

States With Most Employee Lawsuits

Is your small business at risk for employee lawsuits? According to a new study by Hiscox, the following states are the riskiest states for employee lawsuits: California, Illinois and Alabama. A new study of employment practices litigation (EPL) data by Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, found four states – California, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi – […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 1, 2014

Start An Exporting Business

Exporting is not beyond the reach of a small business. Thinking of starting an exporting business? Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider exporting. Consider these facts: Nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the U.S. Two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 1, 2014

Businesses Qualify For SBA-504 Loans

Changes will open the door for more small businesses to qualify for SBA-504 loans. More small businesses will soon be able to qualify for SBA-504 loans to buy commercial/industrial buildings, according to CDC Small Business Finance. On April 21, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will eliminate provisions that prevented small business owners with a high-net […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 1, 2014

Samuel Adams Brewing The American Dream

Once again, Samuel Adams Brewing The American Dream program is in full swing. Learn how you can benefit with funding and coaching for your startup or small business from the Samuel Adams Brewing The American Dream program. In 1984, Jim Koch started The Boston Beer Company on a shoestring. Jim truly was an underdog. No […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 31, 2014

National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy month and the ACA International wants to remind U.S. consumers they have important rights if contacted by a debt collector about a delinquent or defaulted account. Read on to learn about financial literacy. “Millions of consumers per year may find themselves behind on payments and are contacted by a creditor […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 31, 2014

Women-Owned Businesses Booming

Women-owned businesses are launching at the rate of 1200 a day, according to the fourth annual state of women-owned businesses report. Women are starting 1,288 (net) new businesses per day, which is double the rate from only three years ago, according to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN. The […]

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