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Just graduated from college and looking to start your own business? With the economy still in recovery mode, many students are actively seeking an alternative to traditional post-college career paths. For those with great ideas and a desire to be their own boss (and employment generator), support i Read More
If you have an idea for a marketable app or are currently developing one, then the world may just be your oyster. But before you take your app to market and get it accepted by an app store, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants to ensure that your security policies are up to scratch and that you Read More
Looking to expand into overseas markets? Whether you are entering the export market, looking to upgrade your equipment or facilities in preparation for exporting, or helping your international buyers do business with you – there’s a U.S. government financing program that can help. Here’s what you n Read More
By Barbara Weltman. Insurance is the backstop for business owners when things go wrong. Things happen, but owners want to be financially protected for the unexpected. The problem is that owners may assume they’re covered for certain events but find out after such events that they were mistaken. Don Read More
Looking for ideas to incorporate the summer season into your marketing plans this year? Whether it’s a busy or quiet time for your business, here are some things you can do to take advantage of the summer months! Read More
Are you a veteran transitioning from active service and want to become an entrepreneur? Or perhaps you’ve been out of the service for some time and want to start a new small business or expand an existing one?

If that’s you or someone you know, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has an Read More

5 Fundamental Principles of Good Business Planning

5 Fundamental Principles of Good Business Planning Avatar Posted by SBA.gov under Management
From http://www.sba.gov 518 days ago
Made Hot by: bigmoneyweb on May 23, 2013 4:02 am
By Time Berry. I’ve just finished a two-month period in which I’ve read more than 50 business plans as part of my role as judge of several major national business plan competitions and as managing investor of my local angel investment group. And I like reading business plans, so it wasn’t a sacrifi Read More
Looking to start or grow your high-tech entrepreneurial venture? Need financing to help fund research and development (R&D) efforts and realize your business potential? The U.S. federal government can help! In fact, in 2012, nearly 5,000 small businesses received over $1.8 billion in federal govern Read More
SBA and VISA have just announced the winners of the annual export video contest. It is designed to encourage small business exporters to share, via a short video, their success stories and small practices as an inspiration for other small businesses to explore exporting as a viable, profitable opti Read More

Mentoring is Key to Small Business Success

Mentoring is Key to Small Business Success Avatar Posted by SBA.gov under Management
From http://www.sba.gov 524 days ago
Made Hot by: sundaydriver on May 21, 2013 12:06 pm
By Bridget W Pollack. A lot has been written about why having a mentor is a good idea for entrepreneurs. One great article by Peter Cohan of Inc., gives seven reasons you need a mentor and another over on Tech Start Hub provides six. It’s clear that the experts agree: working with a mentor has a po Read More

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Woo-hoo Jackie Purnell: BizSugar "Contributor of Week"

We're VERY excited to welcome our BizSugar "Contributor of the Week" Jackie Purnell and hope you are … More
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