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Information and Assistance for Small Business Owners

From time to time we receive information from various government agencies or non-profit groups that might be of use to Small Business Owners.
They will be posted here and updated periodically.

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From the SBA

Employee Fraud: What You Can Do About It
Employees are one of your biggest assets, even though they don’t appear on your balance sheet. They help you operate your business and are the faces of your company brand. But employees can also be a big liability if they steal from you. Here's what you can do to protect yourself.

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From the SBA

How to Encourage Customer Loyalty for Small Business Success
You've probably heard the adage that “keeping an old customer is cheaper than converting a new one," and the numbers show it! Loyal customers are worth up to 10 times the amount of their first purchase! Customer loyalty is a worthwhile goal for your business to aspire, not only for marketing and branding, but because of its impact on the bottom line as well.

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From the SBA

Do You Have a Marketing Plan?
Does your small business have a marketing plan? A study by Marketo shows that companies with a documented marketing plan are more likely to be satisfied with their marketing efforts. Here's some insight about creating a marketing plan to help you achieve your goals.

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From the SBA

What to Know About Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs)

When it comes to financing, you probably already know that SBA doesn't lend money directly to small business owners and entrepreneurs, but has various programs to help get small business ventures financed – including with the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program.

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From the SBA

Introduction to Franchising

We've refreshed our online training course on franchising! To help you better determine if franchising is right for you, this improved, self-paced course defines franchising, types of franchises, helps you to identify resources to assist you in franchising a business and more.

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From the SBA

How to Calculate the Cost of Food for Your Culinary Business Venture

Are you hungry for information about launching your food-service small business? One of the most common mistakes we see is how to calculate the cost of food. Here’s one approach to consider.

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From the SBA

10 Ways to Maximize Your Home Office for Productivity

If you run one of the 14+ million home-based small businesses in the United States, congratulations. You’ve got lower overhead, a shorter commute and the opportunity to be more productive than your office-based competitors. Here are 10 ways to ensure you’re set up for success in your home office.

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From the SBA

Small Business Startup: 10 Essential Ingredients Every Startup Needs

Ready to start a business? Take a look at this list of ten "ingredients" to help ensure that you'll be on a path to success. From a web presence to business banking, these tips will help keep your new venture in check.

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