DineSmall this Saturday night to help celebrate Small Buisness Saturday. Here is an open letter from SBA’s Maria Contreras-Sweet inviting you to support small business owners with the DineSmall program: Dear Friend— Join me November 29th for Small Business Saturday, an opportunity to support and celebrate your neighborhood retailers and restaurants. More than two out […]
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April is the month for the Encore Entrepreneur. It is Encore Entrepreneurship Mentor Month and if you are a 50+ encore entrepreneur, you can receive free help and resources from your local U.S. Small Business Administration office. Are you nearing retirement and exploring new opportunities? Or, are you wondering how you will generate income once […]
Here’s a simple yet practical guide on how to go about preparing to apply for a small business loan. 1. What criteria do banks look for in making small business loans? Different banks or lending institutions may have different standards, but in general, in order to consider your application for a small business loan, banks will […]
High-Growth Small Businesses Get A Boost With The Re-Authorization Of The SBIR Program: After many short-term reauthorizations, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was reauthorized by Congress in late 2011 for six years. SBA quickly took action, soliciting feedback from small businesses, investors and other stakeholders to implement the legislation and get more dollars […]