Tag Archives: Small Business Administration

Small Business Saturday 2017. Support Local Businesses.

Thanksgiving weekend is a big selling time. Consider that for firms of any size. But, most attention focuses on larger firms. Yet, tomorrow, we encourage you to participate. Small Business Saturday 2017. Support Local Businesses. As we know, small businesses … Continue reading

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Many Small Business Owners Not Using the SBA

Too many small businesses are not using the FREE resources of the U.S. Small Business Administration. As described on its Web site: “The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government … Continue reading

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Franchising Can Be Much Riskier Than Some Believe

About a year ago, we wrote about the questionable nature of the 90% success rate for franchisees (a figure promulgated by the industry). Now, two recent Wall Street Journal articles raise even more questions about the viability of a franchised … Continue reading

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A Free Guide to Starting Your Own Business

The Small Business Administration offers a free 30-minute tutorial (course) for new entrepreneurs. It has both audio and slide-show components. At the end of the tutorial, a participant can get a certificate of completion from the SBA!! Click the logo … Continue reading

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