September 2014 - The University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Assisting Clients in the
Eastern San Gabriel Valley
hosted by: University of La Verne SBDC

Monthly Archives: September 2014

6 Good Reasons to Start your Holiday Marketing Plan Now

The holidays creep up on us fast, and it seems like each year the big retailers start their holiday sales sooner and sooner. Last year, for example, retail giants Walmart and Target both began…
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Helping Women-Owned Businesses Get to the Next Level

The face of entrepreneurship is changing in America. Women-owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy and are helping us recover from the Great Recession. …
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SUCCESS STORY: Lucia Valdez, OMA – “The world is big…diversify and expand your markets through exports!”

Hispanic women are strong, savvy, creative and resilient.  Many Hispanic women are nurturing families, building successful businesses and creating jobs in our communities.  The latest stats on…

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Learn, Develop, Grow – Free Online and Offline Small Business Training Opportunities

Running a business is a fulfilling endeavor, but it often leaves very little room for self-development and on-the-job training. In fact, finding the time to develop and hone your business…
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8 Tips for Finding Government Contracting Opportunities

Despite recent budget cuts, the U.S. federal marketplace remains a lucrative opportunity for small businesses. The federal government typically spends approximately $500 billion in contracts every…
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10 FAQS About Instagram for Your Business

There are several benefits of using Instagram for your business, …
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Credit Unions Help Set the Stage for Greatest Generation’s Encore Act

The need to earn income doesn’t go away for many Americans as they reach retirement age. Even with Social Security or pension income, bringing in a supplementary revenue stream can be a lifeline…

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Day at the Movies Inspires Business Incubator for Women

Four years ago, after a marathon grant-writing session at University of California at San Diego, scientists Lada Rasochova and Rosibel Ochoa decided they needed a break and went to the movies….
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When to Get Small Business Advice from the Pros

What you don’t know can hurt you. This is especially true for small business owners, who need to comply with a myriad of tax laws, government regulations and other requirements. Getting…

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Join and SBA’s Live Spanish Hangout on Business Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Are you a young entrepreneur looking for tips on how to start a new business? The SBA and will host a live Hangout in Spanish on September 25 to chat about SBA’s new online course…

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SBA’s Clusters Initiative Helps Small Businesses to Reenergize; New Report Shows Vital Economic Impact Across the Country

I had the privilege of visiting Green Rock Lighting, a small business that receives support from the SBA-funded cluster initiative in Cleveland, Ohio. As a company known for its innovation and…
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Accelerators Being Accelerated as SBA Develops Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for 2014

Up until the mid-1970s, the environmental habitats that nurtured American innovation were forged in a complementary existence between large corporations, government and universities. Companies…
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