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Working With Auditors Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Week
Audits

Working With Auditors Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Week

How to get the best out of a working relationship that can be frustrating and inefficient, but it necessary to make your business grow smoothly.
Matt Garrett
4 Financing Tips for Female Entrepreneurs
Female Entrepreneurs

4 Financing Tips for Female Entrepreneurs

Hey, ladies: Women's Small Business Month is a great time to polish up the financial strategy.
Lisa Stevens
Partners Await Inventors Who Need Help Building Prototypes
Inventors

Partners Await Inventors Who Need Help Building Prototypes

Universities and the federal government have programs that provide more help than many inventors could otherwise dream of affording.
Kedma Ough
These Brother and Sister Entrepreneurs Were Just Named the National Small Business Persons of the Year
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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
Ready To Launch

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.
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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.
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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
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
Replace the SBA's Outdated 7(a) Loan Program
Lending

Replace the SBA's Outdated 7(a) Loan Program

Like a Cuban taxi driver, the SBA is making due with a 1950s-era model in 2015.
Scott Shane
Before You Purchase Software for Your Business, Consider These Do's and Don'ts
Software

Before You Purchase Software for Your Business, Consider These Do's and Don'ts

Choosing the right software for your business can be downright daunting but being cautious and putting in the effort on the front end will pay dividends in the long run.
David and Carrie McKeegan
Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans
Franchise

Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans

Looking into buying a franchise? If you're taking out loans, avoid these big-name franchises.
Kate Taylor
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
New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program
Make More Happen

New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program

Maria Contreras-Sweet was sworn into office just over two months ago and her very first concern was tackling one of the Small Business Administration's major sore spots.
Catherine Clifford