February 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: February 2015

Changes to Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Editor’s note: this post first appeared at…
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SBIR Pulse – Improving Confidence with a Spoon? Meet SBIR entrepreneur Anupam Pathak

Interview #2:  Anupam Pathak, Founder and CEO of Lift Lab

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Increasing Mentor-Protégé Opportunities for all Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a proposed rule to amend its regulations to establish a government-wide Mentor-Protégé Program for all small businesses as directed…

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Swimming in Shark-Infested Waters: Avoiding Entrepreneurial Scams

Are you an entrepreneur looking to get your startup funded? Be careful.

I suppose it’s no surprise that hopeful entrepreneurs are good targets. Too often we’re led to believe that getting…

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The Engine of Puerto Rico’s Economic Renewal Will Be Powered By Innovation and Re-invention

Last week, for personal reasons, I visited Puerto Rico and also had the chance to meet with one of our Growth Accelerator Fund competition winners, Piloto151. But before I tell you about my…
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How is the Small Business Climate in the Southeast Region?

I recently presented the 2015 Inaugural SBA State of the Region Address live from Atlanta, GA. The message was clear; the State of this…
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Harvard University Recognizes V-WISE as a “Bright Idea”

The U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce that the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program…
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10 Tips for Implementing Lean

Lean methodology looks at eliminating the waste from any process …
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Social Entrepreneurship: Starts with Intent, Followed by Action, Delivers Impact

As yet another massive blizzard hit New…
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Piles of Snow, Bitter Cold Boston: A Hot Innovative Global Leader


On Friday morning, I decided to brave the elements and do a two mile…

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3 Important Money Questions To Ask Franchisees

If you’re going to risk some of your hard-earned money and buy a franchise business, you’re going to want to know how much money you’ll potentially make as a franchise owner. I’m going to show you…

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Community Banking, Vibrant and Dynamic

Ann Marie Mehlum my colleague who leads the Office of Capital Access and I attended and shared a stage at the American Bankers Association (ABA) Community Bankers Conference this week. She…
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