Micro Loans for Small Business Startup
Start / October 1, 2017

Micro Loans for Small Business Startup

In the United States, a whopping 543, new businesses are launched each month. Sadly, half of all start-ups aren’t able to keep their doors open for more than five years. The failure of many small businesses is due, in large part, to lack of funding. In the last several years, however, there has been a surge of microfinance institutions popping up across the United…

Verizon Wireless Small Business Plan
Business Planning Tools / September 11, 2017

Verizon Wireless Small Business Plan

Verizon Wireless M2M technology automates processes and streamlines workflow by enabling machines to communicate with each other. Now you can stay focused on managing growth and gain greater visibility into your business—so you know what s happening and where. Once deployed, M2M solutions can help you: Increase profitability. Launch new products and services. Improve…

Small Business Administrators
Administration / September 4, 2017

Small Business Administrators

The Senate on Tuesday cleared pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA). McMahon, the World Wrestling Entertainment co-founder and former CEO, was approved by an 81-19 vote. She needed a simple majority vote to be confirmed. Despite her lack of government experience, McMahon found bipartisan support, clearing through the Small…

Marketing Challenges for Small Business
Marketing / August 26, 2017

Marketing Challenges for Small Business

Small businesses regularly face many challenges. As the business owner, you are tasked with hiring the right people, increasing sales, making payroll, filing taxes and providing quality customer service. Then there’s marketing! You know you need to market your business to become or remain visible to your target audience. But like most small businesses, there are more…

Retirement Plan for Small Business
Business Planning Tools / August 17, 2017

Retirement Plan for Small Business

Schwab offers plans for businesses of any size. Use the information here to begin narrowing your options, or simply give us a call for help choosing the right plan for your business, whether your company employs one or many. Who it’s for: Owner-only businesses with no employees Key features: All the benefits of a traditional 401(k) High contribution limits Easy to…

Financial Assistance for Small Business Startup
Start / August 8, 2017

Financial Assistance for Small Business Startup

The nation’s economic woes have made it tougher for small businesses to get loans and grants. The SBA’s (PDF) loan volume is edging up for fiscal 2013 over 2012, but it’s still down from 2011’s numbers. No statistical data is available for grants, but government budgets have been tight the past few years and many grant dollars are given by local and state governments…

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