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National Small Business Week: Honoring and Educating Entrepreneurs


This week is National Small Business Week. The initiative is organized by the Small Business Administration (SBA), a government agency that focuses on providing support to current and aspiring business owners. Since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed the week as a celebration to honor the millions of entrepreneurs in the United States.

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| Author Chris Vazquez, tagged in sba business

7 Ways to Manage Your Business Cash Flow Wisely

For new businesses, cash flow is an important element of money management. Having adequate funds on hand to cover financial obligations, especially when revenue is uncertain or inconsistent, is a key part of managing a small business.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business funding options

Benetrends Client Spotlight:  Reindeer Shuttle

You know them by name:  Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.  One day a year, Santa’s reindeer take flight around the world.  But during their off season, they have a different type of traveling gig – shuttling passengers from Purdue University (located in West Lafayette, Indiana) to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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| Author Chris Vazquez, tagged in Client Sucesses, Small business ideas

How to Build Your Business Budget

For small business owners, one of the most important tasks is to build a comprehensive, thorough, and accurate budget. Having a precise budget lets you know how much money you need for start-up costs and ongoing expenses, anticipate gaps, and know how much funding you need.

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| Author Molly Klein, tagged in blog

5 Legal Questions to Ask Before You Start a Business

Having sound legal advice is always a good idea for any business owner, but perhaps even more critical for an entrepreneur who is starting and growing a new business.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in start a business, business structure, small business solutions

From WANTrepreneur to Entrepreneur: The Essential To-Do List

When you are thinking of starting your own business, you have many decisions to make. Where should you begin and what is the right sequence to take to go from wanting to be an entrepreneur (WANTrepreneur) to becoming an entrepreneur?

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in entrepreneur, business startups, Small business ideas

Should You Go Into Debt to Start a Business?

When entrepreneurs are thinking about starting their own business, one decision that weighs heavily is whether to go into debt. As seen in the recent post, Small Business Funding By the Numbers: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know, there are plenty of financing options available to small business owners.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in 401(k) plan, blog, small business financing

What Is the Outlook for Entrepreneurs in Low-Income Areas?

Recent research from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy shows the landscape is optimistic for entrepreneurs considering starting their businesses in low-income areas.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in blog, Entrepreneurs, low income areas

Rainmaker Roundup March 2018: Client Wins

How will changes to the SBA's Standard Operating Procedures affect your business in 2018?

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in Rainmaker Roundup, Benetrends Rainmaker Plan, Client Sucesses

Should You Register Your Business as a Women-Owned Business?

Women-owned businesses can leverage financing options and preferred-vendor status with various federal departments by registering as such. Taking advantage of these opportunities, depending on the industry, can open up major perks for women looking to start or grow their own companies.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in women owned business, Small Business Funding for Women, registering a small business

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