On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall resulting in major flooding, extensive structural damage, and significant loss of life. Thousands of individuals were displaced, millions lost power, and business ecosystems were disrupted throughout the region. In fact, small businesses continue to face a number of challenges as they seek to rebuild their companies.
During the initial stages of starting a business, choosing the right name of your company can be a difficult task to say the least. It may surprise you but even the name of your business can trigger a red flag with some lenders and creditors.
Unfortunately, many business owners don’t take this simple step into consideration, especially when it comes to the business credit building process.
Before you pick a business name, follow these three steps:
Step 1: Conduct a Trademark Search
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Native American Contractors Association (NACA) have signed a strategic alliance memorandum to widen our reach to Native American entrepreneurs and boost entrepreneurship opportunities.
SBA continues to work to impact our Native American small business owners. This alliance strengthens both our organizations’ goals: supporting the creation, development and expansion of small businesses in the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.
SBA Announces Request for Proposals to Conduct Supply Chain Mapping Analysis and Matchmaking
How do we build ecosystems of entrepreneurship that can make regional economies more competitive and attract more manufacturing back to the United States?
Heard the buzz about crowdfunding but not sure how it can help you finance your business? Is crowdfunding even right for you?
Here’s some information and tips that will help explain crowdfunding concepts and how you can take advantage of them to fund your business.
What is crowdfunding?
On this Fourth of July, as we celebrate our freedoms, I want share with you the ways SBA and the Office of Veterans Business Development are celebrating veteran entrepreneurs.
If you’re convinced that you have enough money to invest in a franchise, are right for the business model of franchising and have done a thorough self-analysis, it’s time for you to find a few franchises to start investigating.
Fire Up Your Computer
Grab your favorite beverage, and put on some comfortable clothes; it’s time to start your search for that perfect** franchise to buy.
(**There’s no such thing as a perfect franchise; just try to find the best one for you.)
NOTE: This blog is by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and first appeared at WhiteHouse.gov on July 2.
From the start, this Administration has encouraged an ongoing dialogue with the leaders of our nation’s businesses, large and small. There’s more to do, but working together we’ve helped rebuild our economy. Businesses have added 6.9 million private-sector jobsin the past 39 months and we’ve helped strengthen the middle class. Today, most Americans get their health insurance through their jobs and that will be the case moving forward.