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White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

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President Obama announced a number of federal student loan reducing measures, which may also benefit entrepreneurs.
October 27, 2011 in Money Basics
Now, Private Equity for the Little Guys

Now, Private Equity for the Little Guys

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Private equity funding isn't a fit for every business. But even for those where it makes sense, PE firms have been hard to find and research -- until now.
October 21, 2011 in Financing
SBA App for Small-Business Resources On the Go

SBA App for Small-Business Resources On the Go

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A new smartphone app from the SBA aims to equip startups like Flawless Group with a wealth of small-business information.
September 12, 2011 in Startup Basics
Cutting Out the Red Tape for Small Businesses

Cutting Out the Red Tape for Small Businesses

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The Obama administration's new effort to trim inefficient practices and wasteful spending might help small businesses the most.
August 24, 2011 in Growing Your Business
Doubts on Latest Plan to Lift Rural Small Businesses

Doubts on Latest Plan to Lift Rural Small Businesses

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President Obama announced a new plan to give hard-hit rural businesses a lift. But some wonder if it'll ever materialize.
August 17, 2011 in Financing
At the SBA, New Challenges Lay Ahead

At the SBA, New Challenges Lay Ahead

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SBA backed loans are up but, with the latest debt woes, for how long?
August 12, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding
Senate Grills SBA Over Federal Contracts

Senate Grills SBA Over Federal Contracts

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Investigation finds small-business contracts might actually be going to larger companies.
July 27, 2011 in Exploring New Markets
The Five Best Small-Business Resources You're Not Using

The Five Best Small-Business Resources You're Not Using

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Entrepreneurs might want to consider these valuable and affordable resources that offer expert advice and support.
May 31, 2011 in Leadership
How They Became Small-Business Champions

How They Became Small-Business Champions

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Of the 27 million small businesses in the U.S. a mere fraction of them can call themselves a Small Business Champion. Here's how they did it.
May 20, 2011 in Family Business
A New Source of Support and Inspiration for Young Entrepreneurs

A New Source of Support and Inspiration for Young Entrepreneurs

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As the unemployment rate among young people has skyrocketed in recent years, the Administration is attempting to whet their entrepreneurial appetites.
May 18, 2011 in Starting a Business
Five Tips for Getting Started in Exporting

Five Tips for Getting Started in Exporting

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Between connecting with foreign buyers and wading through complicated tariffs, exporting can be tough. Here's how to ease the process.
May 17, 2011 in International Growth
Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

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Outside of attending the big hoedown in the Capitol, here are three ways to get the most out of National Small Business Week.
May 16, 2011 in Networking
How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

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Five tips for young hopefuls to consider before hanging their own shingle.
April 28, 2011 in Startup Basics
A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?

A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?

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The SBA's 90 percent guarantee on certain loans may be no more, but the borrowing outlook may be brightening.
April 27, 2011 in Bank Loans and Microloans
Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

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Entrepreneurial veterans get a boost from a new federal initiative that includes a focus on helping veterans seeking to start or grow a business.
April 13, 2011 in Starting a Business
Will New SBA Rules Give Women Entrepreneurs Their Due?

Will New SBA Rules Give Women Entrepreneurs Their Due?

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After a decade-long struggle, a new program to boost federal contracts among women-owned businesses kicked in. Will it work?
March 25, 2011 in Starting a Business
SBA Fine-Tunes Rules for Disadvantaged Firms

SBA Fine-Tunes Rules for Disadvantaged Firms

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New rules governing the SBA's 8(a) program went into effect this week. See if your business can benefit from the changes.
March 15, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding
Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?

Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?

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The SBA's backing of small business loans, which helped keep money flowing to some lucky owners, is getting a makeover.
March 14, 2011 in Financing
Business-for-Sale Market Ready to Expand

Business-for-Sale Market Ready to Expand

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Here's what to expect when preparing your company to be sold.
January 14, 2011 in Selling Your Biz

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