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Rainmaker Roundup-November 2017: How will changes to the SBA's Standard Operating Procedures affect you in 2018?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2017 3:46:25 PM / by Molly Klein posted in ROBS Strategy, small business funding, sba, benetrends funding, 401k rollover funding

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

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7 Small Business Funding Options for Veterans

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in small business funding, veteran business funding, military

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 Veterans looking to start their own businesses can take advantage of a number of powerful programs. These special programs help those who have served in the armed forces get access to business opportunities and funding sources. 

Here’s a look at seven small business funding options for veterans.

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How Entrepreneurs Solve First-Year Cash Flow Issues

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2017 12:07:27 PM / by Benetrends posted in cash management, small business funding, business growth

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One of the greatest challenges for small business owners in their first year is managing cash flow. It is not surprising, given the significant start-up costs new businesses face, the uncertainty of receiving client payments in a timely manner, and a host of other issues that can blindside inexperienced business owners.

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Rainmaker Roundup-September 2017: Couldn’t I just get an SBA loan from my bank?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in ROBS Strategy, small business funding, sba, benetrends funding, 401k rollover funding

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Tackling Another Common Question: Can’t I just go to a bank?

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Expert Interview Series: Dequiana Jackson of Entrepreneur-Resources.net About Women Entrepreneurs & Succeeding in Small Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, business startup

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Dequiana Jackson is the CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., where she helps women business owners find their life's purpose and turn it into a profitable business, and the owner of the award-winning blog Entrepreneur-Resources.net. We had a chance to chat with Dequiana about how she helps women start and grow their businesses.

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How Women Entrepreneurs Can Bypass Gender Bias in Small Business Funding

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, business startup

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A recent study in Harvard Business Review highlights the challenges some women entrepreneurs face when securing funding. However, despite some perceived bias in certain funding streams, there are considerable resources available to show how women entrepreneurs can bypass gender bias in small business funding.

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The Essential Checklist of Business Lending Options for Women

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, business startup

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A wary commercial lending climate and a history of gender bias in the banking industry have made it more challenging for women entrepreneurs seeking start-up funding for small businesses. 

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5 Reasons the World Needs More Women Entrepreneurs

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2017 9:02:25 AM / by Benetrends posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, women owned businesses

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Women entrepreneurs are a powerful part of today’s economy. Their business acumen, intelligence, and resilience are among the many reasons women make such an impactful contribution.

Here are five reasons the world needs more women entrepreneurs.

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Expert Interview Series: Heather Clark of Video Brewery on Using Visual Marketing for Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2017 12:10:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in Funding, small business funding

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Heather is the Brewery Rep (Marketing Manager) for Video Brewery, the leading marketplace for startups in need of professional marketing videos. We had a chance to speak with Heather about how new companies should be using video to promote their business, distribute their message, and obtain investor funding.

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Expert Interview Series: Blaine Bertsch of Dryrun About Small Business Funding, Forecasting, and Cash Flow

[fa icon="calendar'] May 26, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in cash management, small business funding, business planning resources

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Blaine Bertsch is the CEO of Dryrun, which helps businesses forecast cash flow, budgets, and sales scenarios in the cloud. We had a chance to speak with Blaine and hear his thoughts on how to handle cash flow, forecasting, and business funding in order to help small businesses operate smoothly and have the opportunity to grow and flourish.

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