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New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be
Loans

New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be

There's no easy path to success. Even one in six franchisees who land SBA loans wind up with failing businesses.
Kate Taylor
These Brother and Sister Entrepreneurs Were Just Named the National Small Business Persons of the Year
National Small Business Week

These Brother and Sister Entrepreneurs Were Just Named the National Small Business Persons of the Year

One of the founders of the family-owned and operated Missouri Star Quilt Company reflects on moments of intense struggle -- and serious doubt.
Catherine Clifford
Battle-Tested Startup Advice From 6 Awesome Entrepreneurs
National Small Business Week

Battle-Tested Startup Advice From 6 Awesome Entrepreneurs

The six finalists in the running for National Small Business Person of the Year share what they wish they'd known as they were getting started.
Catherine Clifford
Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's How These Entrepreneurs Stay Productive.
National Small Business Week

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's How These Entrepreneurs Stay Productive.

Every year, one entrepreneur is bestowed the honor of National Small Business Person of the Year. We talked to the six finalists about how they get things done.
Catherine Clifford
Small Businesses Celebrating on a Tight Budget This Year.
National Small Business Week

Small Businesses Celebrating on a Tight Budget This Year.

Entrepreneurs can be successful even in the worst of times, but let's hope they aren't forced into that position for much longer.
Susan Solovic
What Keeps Entrepreneurs Grounded, Peaceful and Happy Amid the Chaos
National Small Business Week

What Keeps Entrepreneurs Grounded, Peaceful and Happy Amid the Chaos

We asked six nationally celebrated entrepreneurs to share how they stay grounded amid the turbulence of running a business.
Catherine Clifford
What Inspires Entrepreneurs to Work as Hard as They Do
National Small Business Week

What Inspires Entrepreneurs to Work as Hard as They Do

As National Small Business Week kicks off, we gathered some insight from the six finalists in the running to win National Small Business Person of the Year.
Catherine Clifford
3 Things You Need to Know About National Small Business Week
National Small Business Week

3 Things You Need to Know About National Small Business Week

Here's how you can get involved in the Small Business Administration's week-long celebration of the Main Street entrepreneur.
Catherine Clifford
When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's
Startup Financing

When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's

Banks analyze these five factors to determine whether to approve your small business loan application.
David Nilssen
Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan
Loans

Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan

The reason may be due to uncertainties caused by the financial crisis and how home values have fallen so much.
Kate Rogers
Thank You for Your Service - 4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans
Veteran Entrepreneurs

Thank You for Your Service - 4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans

A grateful nation gives its warriors at least a bit of help making the transition from military life to launching their own businesses.
Kedma Ough
Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels
Lending

Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

Despite the recent rise in the number of small business loans, small business lending still has not returned to their highs.
Scott Shane
4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping
Cash-Flow Management

4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping

The wealthiest companies work hard to know where every dime goes. Startups literally cannot afford to do less.
John Boitnott
How to Build an Institution, Not a Short-Term Business
National Small Business Week

How to Build an Institution, Not a Short-Term Business

Maria Contreras-Sweet, the newest head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is an entrepreneur herself. Here, she discusses how to create a business that will be around for the long haul.
Catherine Clifford