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Definition: A resource partner of the U.S. SBA that offer free counseling and resources to people interested in starting or growing a small business

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Definition: A federal government agency created to foster and protect the interests of small business

Small Business Development Centers

Definition: University-based centers sponsored by the SBA for the delivery of joint government, academic and private sector services for the benefit of small business.

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Cannabis

Here's Where Colorado Spends Its Skyrocketing Pot Tax Revenue

The first state to legalize recreational adult use of marijuana is now funding a host of programs with the proceeds.
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The Secret to Organic Networking
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The Secret to Organic Networking

The basic mistake people make with networking is looking for what they seek without knowing what they have to offer.
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The One Reason Why Your Business Idea Will Never Be Ready

Bestselling author Seth Godin explains why even massive inventions like the car and printing press weren't ready for the marketplace when they first launched.
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What Nobody Tells You About Taking VC Money
Venture Capital

What Nobody Tells You About Taking VC Money

You don't need venture capitalists to make it; all you need is an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong grasp of your goals.
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Searching for a Franchise? Buy into Something You Don't Love.
Franchises

Searching for a Franchise? Buy into Something You Don't Love.

Loving the product or service offered shouldn't be the reason you buy a franchise.
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Two Women Launch School to Teach People How to Be Adults

From folding clothes to networking -- this school wants to teach you how to be an adult.
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4 Kids Who Are Disrupting the Fashion Industry
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4 Kids Who Are Disrupting the Fashion Industry

These young designers are throwing a wrench into the fashion industry by doing things like helping to save the planet and introducing inclusive trends.
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5 Easy Approaches to Exercising at the Office

Something as simple as taking a walk while you're at lunch, or making calls, can make a big difference.
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5 Most Interesting Things We Learned From Tesla's Recent Earnings Report

From home repairs to more factories, here's a glimpse at Elon Musk's plans for the car company.
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Inspiring Your Team

Before You Delete Your Account, Uber Wants You to Know It's 'Deeply Hurting'

As the company suffers blow after blow to its reputation, users are deleting the app.
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8 Ways to Advocate for Your Team's Success
Leadership

8 Ways to Advocate for Your Team's Success

The greatest mark of a person's success is that they elevate the fortunes of the people who work with them.
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How Spending 60 Minutes Doing This Every Morning Helps This Entrepreneur Prepare for the Day
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How Spending 60 Minutes Doing This Every Morning Helps This Entrepreneur Prepare for the Day

Headspace's Rich Pierson has a morning ritual he has practiced for the last nine years to help start his day the right way.
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Why You 'Get What You Pay For' in SEO
SEO Tips

Why You 'Get What You Pay For' in SEO

With search engine optimization, you'll be paying for a service, not a product, so price has much more room for variance and fluctuation.
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6 Tips for Keeping Your Team Focused When the News Won't Stop
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6 Tips for Keeping Your Team Focused When the News Won't Stop

Company leaders can acknowledge the gravity of world events and still keep people focused on their work responsibilities so the business doesn't lose momentum.
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