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SBA’s Guide to Going Green

Fri, 2013-04-19 16:51

Going green isn’t just good for the environment—it can be great for your business as well! Companies known for proactive environmental policies often find that their reputation as a green business allows them to better attract and retain high quality employees, improve community relations, and strengthen customer loyalty.

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Deputy Secretary Blank Highlights "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership" Initiative

Thu, 2013-04-18 17:00

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today highlighted the newly-announced “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership,” an Obama Administration initiative that will help accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and create jobs in cities across the country.This effort rewards communities that demonstrate their plans to attract and expand manufacturing in their area, using targeted investments in workforce training, infrastructure, research, and other key assets.Deputy Secretary Blank unveiled the initiative this week and visited Hexcel Corporation today, which is located in

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How to Dust Off Your Marketing Hat with Strategies that Work

Thu, 2013-04-18 07:18

When did you last take a marketing 101 course? Don’t have enough time or perhaps you leave marketing up to others? Whatever the stage of your small business, a marketing plan can help ensure you are putting your customers at the front and center of your business. Likewise, an effective approach for its execution will ensure you satisfy your customers’ needs while generating profits for your business.

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Deputy Secretary Blank Announces New Federal Partnership to Promote Manufacturing Investment in American Communities, Create Jobs

Wed, 2013-04-17 17:15

U.S.
Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today announced the launch of the
“Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership,” an Obama Administration
initiative that will help accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and create
jobs in cities across the country.

This
effort rewards communities that demonstrate their plans to attract and expand
manufacturing in their area, using targeted investments in workforce training,
infrastructure, research, and other key assets.

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Which is the Best State to Incorporate Your Brick and Mortar or Online Business?

Wed, 2013-04-17 07:16

One of the most frequently asked questions by prospective business incorporation filers is, “which state should I incorporate in?”

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4 Tips for 50+ Entrepreneurs

Tue, 2013-04-16 15:51

Americans age 55 and up are the fastest growing group of new business owners in our nation today. Already, more than 7.4 million Americans over the age of 50 work for themselves. "Fifty is the new 30," says Rieva Lesonsky, founder and CEO of GrowBiz Media and a member of the HuffPost Small Business Board of Directors. "Boomers don't feel or act their chronological age. We have a lot of good years ahead of us, and we don't want to sit idly on the sidelines. We'd be bored -- and many of us would simply run out of money."

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It’s Time to “Spring Clean” Your Marketing Plan

Tue, 2013-04-16 13:25

Spring is here—whether it feels like it in your part of the country or not—and it’s time to refresh and renew. That applies to your marketing plan, too. Are you ready to shake it up and sweep out the cobwebs?

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Learn How to Become an Entrepreneur at Age+ 50 during National Mentor Month

Tue, 2013-04-16 13:17

Entrepreneurs over the age of 50 are one of the fastest growing groups of new business owners.  For age 50+ individuals, also known as encore entrepreneurs, starting a small business offers an opportunity to use your knowledge and experience gained during your career toward creating a new business that can be rewarding in many ways.  

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Managing Small Business Cash Flow – Answers to 10 Commonly Asked Questions

Mon, 2013-04-15 07:38

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business and critical in its growth. Small businesses are hugely dependent on their cash flow, and must either cut costs or scramble to find alternative funding when they are not being paid on time. With money tight and bank loans hard to get, a cash-strapped company can easily be pushed to the brink.

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Not All Suppliers Report A Company’s Positive Payment History

Fri, 2013-04-12 10:45

Getting approved for a line of credit with a supplier is simply an opportunity for you to start building your company’s creditworthiness.  The key to establishing positive credit is to make regular purchases using your vendor credit lines, and then paying invoices on or ahead of the due date.

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