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How to Estimate the Cost of Starting a Business from Scratch

How to Estimate the Cost of Starting a Business from Scratch  - https://www.sba.gov Avatar Posted by Caron_Beesley under Finance
From https://www.sba.gov 2754 days ago
Made Hot by: MarketWiz on January 28, 2015 1:39 pm
How much is it going to cost you to start the business you’ve dreamed of?

In 2009, the Kauffmann Foundation estimated that the average start-up cost was approximately $30,000. The truth is that no business is the same and many micro-businesses can get started for as little as $3,000 or Read More
If you’re looking to start or grow your business, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a reserve of savings or a benevolent angel investor, then you’re going to need a business loan. Unfortunately, the chances of actually getting a business loan is a low 27 percent. However, there are several alt Read More
If your small business hired employees or independent contractors for the first time in 2014, then it’s time to familiarize yourself with your wage and payment reporting obligations to the IRS and Social Security Administration.

For seasoned employers, there are also some changes to 20 Read More

How Your Small Business Can Mentor and Be Mentored

How Your Small Business Can Mentor and Be Mentored - https://www.sba.gov Avatar Posted by Caron_Beesley under Self-Development
From https://www.sba.gov 2774 days ago
Made Hot by: sophia2 on January 9, 2015 6:21 am
January marks the celebration of the 15th annual National Mentoring Month!

Finding the time outside of running a small business to mentor can be a challenge, but business owners and employees alike can benefit from mentoring relationships. Mentoring can boost employee morale, increase Read More
Have you ever considered your blog as a tool for lead generation and boosting revenues?

Small business blogs are a great asset – nearly 40 percent of U.S. companies use blogs for marketing purposes and 92 percent of companies who blogged multiple times a day acquired a customer through their blo Read More
The holidays are a great time to plan your 2015 business strategy, but there are also a number of financial, tax, legal and management priorities that need to be taking care of before the year is over.

Here is part one of a two-part blog series about taking care of your end-of-year and Read More

6 Golden Rules for Building Your Business with Social Media

6 Golden Rules for Building Your Business with Social Media  - https://www.sba.gov Avatar Posted by Caron_Beesley under Social Media
From https://www.sba.gov 2794 days ago
Made Hot by: Webdev1 on December 20, 2014 7:22 am
Is your small business on social media? Is it working for you? Tried it but not convinced?

If you’re looking for ideas to kick start or continue building your business using social media, here are six golden rules that can help. Read More
How should you finance your small business marketing? If you can’t afford to allocate a sufficient slice of your sales revenue to fund your marketing strategy, you might consider financing it just as you would new equipment or inventory. Let’s take a look at your options. Read More

SBA Loans Explained – A 101 for Small Business Owners

SBA Loans Explained – A 101 for Small Business Owners  - https://www.sba.gov Avatar Posted by Caron_Beesley under Finance
From https://www.sba.gov 2801 days ago
Made Hot by: MarketWiz on December 14, 2014 3:33 am
It’s been a stellar year for SBA lending, which is good news for small businesses. If you have struggled to get financing in the past or are thinking of venturing into small business loan territory for the first time, you may be wondering what SBA’s loan programs are all about.

By way Read More

8 Steps to Becoming a Consultant at 50+

8 Steps to Becoming a Consultant at 50+  - https://www.sba.gov Avatar Posted by Caron_Beesley under Startups
From https://www.sba.gov 2801 days ago
Made Hot by: bizyolk on December 14, 2014 12:06 am
Consulting or contracting is a particularly attractive form of business ownership to older people – you can work anywhere and start-up costs are low. According to MBO Partners, nearly 5 million baby boomers are working as independent professionals – and 83 percent of them held traditional jobs befo Read More
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