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The Alphabet Soup of Government Business Assistance

Welcome to the Alphabet Soup of Government Business Assistance! If there’s one thing we can be confident in when it comes to government, it’s their love for acronyms. There are a slew of government funded agencies and programs out there today – DoED, USDA, EPA, OSHA, and so on. TheyRead More

Lost in the Dark – Finding a Mentor to Lead the Way

Starting your own business is exciting, but it is also a bit terrifying. There are so many questions to be answered and so much to learn, doing it all on your own can often feel like you’re stumbling around blind in the dark. You don’t have to do it onRead More

When Building Your Business, It Pays to Have Connections

Ask anyone who is in business or working to start a business about how they’re doing and you’ll almost always hear, “It’s a lot of work!” Not only do they have to offer something that someone wants to buy (…and more than one person preferably), but they have to keepRead More

Free Help to Grow Your Business – It’s true!

Did you know that there are literally thousands of free business development assistance programs available in your area? Did you know that these programs can help you with just about everything you need to know – and do – to start, grow, and succeed in your own business? It’s true!Read More

Small Business Numbers Game: Play to Win

While anyone in business knows that success comes down to the numbers, what numbers are they talking about? Sure, the bottom line equates to revenue and profitability, but what numbers got you there? Was it how many customers you have? While that might be an obvious guess, there are smallRead More

Finding & Using Free Business Development Resources

Did you know that there are more than 30,000 business and economic development agencies and programs across the country that provide free help to individuals that want to start and grow their own business? These agencies and programs exist at the federal, state and even local level, and range fromRead More

Building Your Woman-Owned Small Business by Leveraging a Virtual Network

If you are a women-owned business, you can substantially leverage your time and expertise by utilizing a wide range of virtual and specialized online resources. An interesting way to look at the needs of your business is to understand that even as a self-employed individual or micro-business, you still haveRead More