SCORE: Funding Alternatives And How They Affect Your Small Business
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Event Details and growth opportunities. Types of debt financing and sources; the lease versus loan alternative and how to work with your banker. Equity as an alternative to debt; finding an investment partner, equity funds, angel investors and cloud funding Presenter Registration Closed 10/20/2015 18:30:00 10/20/2015 20:00:00 America/Chicago SCORE: Funding Alternatives And How They Affect Your Small Business…
Free Small Business Advice
Our team of mentors is comprised of successful business people who can guide you to success! Our not-for-profit organization offers FREE and confidential counseling at one of our many western suburban locations, or by telephone or email Local Workshops SCORE workshops include a broad range of topics for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Many workshops are free, while others have a nominal charge. Recent workshops…
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Stress and small business ownership go hand in hand. But stress isn't all bad, and there are ways to manage it better. Here are stress relief tips for busy small business owners.
Why Holland Michigan Is Becoming A Hotbed For Small Businesses
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How to Launch a Loyalty Program at your Small Business
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How big cities are working to preserve their small, independent businesses
New ideas and city initiatives are trying to solve a crisis that threatens the stores and shops that make our cities unique
Small Business Guide: Loans Programs
Loans - Programs: Starting or Growing a Small Business
The U.S. Small Business Administration
Published: December 9, 2014 Updated: December 9, 2014 It’s been a stellar year for SBA lending, which is good news for small businesses In FY 2014, the SBA’s flagship loan program, the 7(a) Loan Program , achieved another lending record . By the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30), SBA had approved 52,044 7(a) loans for nearly $20 billion, an increase of 12 percent in the number of loans and 7.4 percent in dollar amount over the previous year. If you have…
How to Fund Your Small Business
Are you confident that you want to start your own business and that you have what it takes to succeed? Perhaps the only dilemma that you have about starting a business is how to fund it. There are many options for financing your small business Family and friends. You may have a close friend or family member who could loan you the money you need to start your business. If you choose this option, make sure to have an attorney draw up a…