January 2015 - 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: January 2015

How to Guesstimate Your Starting Costs

How much will it take to start that new business you’re thinking of? Use these simple steps to develop a good estimate. You don’t get to know for sure, but if you have the discipline to…

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Trade Deals Would Open New Channels for Small Business Growth

During his State of the Union address, President Obama noted that “21st century businesses, including small businesses, need to sell more American products overseas. … 95 percent of the world’s…

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Introducing SBIR Pulse – Real Stories and Impacts from America’s Startup Seed Fund

Editors note: This blog is authored by John Williams, Director of Innovation for the US Small Business Administration’s Office of Investment and Innovation. Welcome to SBIR…
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10 Tips for Starting a Small Business

Thinking of starting a business? Whether it’s home-based, retail, technology …
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Don’t Qualify for Conventional Business Loan? Understand Your Options

If you’re looking to start or grow your business, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a reserve of savings or a benevolent angel investor, then you’re going to need a business loan.


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SBA’s Community Initiatives Advance Economic Opportunity; Key SBA Programs Cited in New White House Report

The SBA’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which works to expand awareness, participation and success in America’s small business landscape for underserved communities, ended 2014…

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Following The Franchise System Does Not Equal Instant Success

Did you ever see the movie “A League of Their Own” with Tom Hanks? If not, you should. There’s a great quote in it, and it pertains to owning a franchise.

Of course it’s hard…

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Meet Carolyn Annette Reed, a Guest of the First Lady at the State of the Union

Editor’s note: This blog first appeared on WhiteHouse.gov

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Malcolm Geffen

[superstrong level=”2″]Malcolm Geffen[/superstrong] SBDC Business Consultant Malcolm Geffen serves as …
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Fidel Gomez Garcia

[superstrong level=”2″]Fidel Gomez Garcia[/superstrong] SBDC Business Associate Fidel Gomez Garcia …
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Getting Your Small Business Website Right

Can you believe that in this day and age, only about half of all small businesses have websites? 97 percent of…
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2015 Business Tax Renewal Important Information

A Message from Antoinette Christovale, Director of Finance/City Treasurer On …
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