The Small Business Investor Alliance, formerly known as the NASBIC,coordinates and promotes the activities of hundreds of small business investment companies (SBIC) nationwide. SBIC’s are privately capitalized, owned and managed investment firms licensed by the SBA that provide equity capital, long-term financing, and management assistance to small business. Learn more at wwwnasbic.org.
There are plenty of products that are still made in the U.S.A. Pella Windows are manufactured in Caroll, Shenandoah, and Sioux Center, Iowa. For more information, visit www.pella.com.
We are all aware that there are many levels of filing for bankruptcy, but there are alternatives. Visit this website to learn about more options: www.usoba.org.
Seven out of ten working age Americans who are blind are not employed. At According to the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), “it is our mission to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB and its associated agencies serve as the largest […]
In the latest of example bringing easy to your office, Staples has added several new titles to its library of downloadable software, including several anti-virus and internet security products from Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro and Kaspersky. With these new offerings small businesses are now able to purchase downloadable business accounting, personal finance, tax, and security […]
Whether you’re thinking about opening a new business or you’re trying to strengthen or expand an enterprise you already have, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is there to help. The SBA is a federal agency that helps small businesses grow and succeed. It provides business counseling and training, and offers a wide range of financing […]
Hoping all your small business dreams come true in 2012. Here’s to a year of happiness and prosperity! Happy New Year!
Bicycle Playing Cards are manufactured in Erlanger, Kentucky by the US Playing Card Company. To learn more, visit www.bicyclecards.com
The Google Translate app helps you communicate in 58 languages. You’ll find speech-to-text for 15 languages and audio pronunciation for 23 languages. You can highlight/star your favorites phrases, too. The app is free for iOS and Android users.
The mission of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Government Relations Department is to preserve and enhance the legislative and regulatory climate for the growth of franchising worldwide by providing services and representation that only IFA can achieve. The Department achieves this by monitoring legislative and regulatory activity, conducting lobbying and grassroots campaigns, participating in national […]
The American Girl company started as a mail order catalog-only business in 1986. The company introduced its first store in 1998 in Chicago. The huge retail space encouraged kids and their parents to find accessories, books, toys and clothing for their dolls. A hair salon was added as the brand grew.
Small banks approved 45.1% of loan applications by small firms in September, up from 43.8% in August and 43.5% at the start of the year, the New York lending broker Biz2Credit said. Credit unions, Community Development Financial Institutions and microlenders also increased small-business lending last month, approving 61.5% of funding requests, up from 58% in […]