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[ 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 […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 30, 2012

Small Biz On The Rise

By Carole Wood There has been a recent injection of hope into America’s small business economy as the Index of Small Business Optimism gained 1.8 points in November, rising for the third consecutive month and hitting the highest level since February. In addition, the employment picture brightened as 55,000 new jobs were created in small […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 30, 2012

Small Business Trends For 2012

Phimation released its annual trend report on the top factors affecting Second Stage companies in the United States.  The Small Business 2012 Trends Report aims to spur discussion on how companies should approach challenges and opportunities in the New Year. Phimation is a firm specializing in management consulting, coaching, and training for small business. Phimation […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 23, 2012

Economy & Politics Among Credit Professionals’ Top 2012 Concerns

Credit professionals still consider the economy to be their biggest concern for the coming year, according to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM). For the third straight year, when asked “Looking forward to 2012, as a credit professional, what are your biggest concerns?” the largest percentage (26.7%) of the […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 23, 2012

Color Me Beautiful Offers Grants To Small Biz Owners

Color Me Beautiful, an internationally – recognized cosmetic company is trying to make a difference by offering “Business Grants” to candidates across the country – of all ages – who would like to own their own small business, but do not have the “start-up” funding to do so. Color Me Beautiful is offering grants of […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 23, 2012

SBIR Extension Gives Small Biz Room To Grow

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority, about Congress’s long-term reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research program. In mid-December Congress passed a bill to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for another six years. This long-term reauthorization is crucial for small business success, especially in this down economy. The SBIR program […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2012

Subcontracting Awards To Small Biz Recognized

Susan Coté, Northrop Grumman vice president of corporate contracts, pricing and supply chain and Wallace Johnson of George Mason University, who was singled out for special recognition due to his outstanding efforts in support of the Socio-Economic Business Programs goals and objectives this year, at the annual supplier recognition luncheon held in December. Northrop Grumman […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2012

How Core Values Drive Performance

By John Treace As a senior sales officer charged with effecting business turnarounds for bankrupt private and pre-IPO companies, I witnessed firsthand the importance of core values. A strong set of core values is crucial to driving corporate performance, and without them, companies suffer. Core values define company culture, which is a big part of […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2012

The UPS Store Offers 2012 Resolutions For Small Biz

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are more than 27 million small businesses in the U.S. but only 69 percent of these businesses survive the first two years. These smart resolutions from The UPS Store might be just the thing to help small business owners thrive in the New Year. Define your mission. […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2012

Financial Planning For Your Biz

Financial planning is at the heart of every successful business and should be considered a priority, according to financial consultants at Lakeland Bank. Small businesses regularly write sales and marketing plans but may overlook the financial plan. “Even a one-person entity needs a financial plan,” said Jeffrey J. Buonforte, executive vice president of Lakeland Bank […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2012

Small Biz Resolutions For The New Year From Sage

By Connie Certusi Executive Vice President and General Manager, Small Business Accounting Solutions / Sage North America 1. Review and revise your business plans. Were you unable to achieve your goals or meet your targets for 2011? As you head into the new year, it is worthwhile to evaluate why and determine if new tactics […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 9, 2012

Perils Of Our Data-Rich Age

By Scott Berger, CPA Add one more entry to the list of concerns small businesses may have about their business data.  Cyber-fraud is a worry, and protecting clients’ personal data may be a challenge.  Now, with a new rule that takes effect for the 2011 tax year, our electronic age puts more information in the […]

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