July 2015 - The University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
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Eastern San Gabriel Valley
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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Part II: Preparing to Open a Franchise

In the last blog we talked about deciding if a business is franchise worthy. The next step is the…
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Summer Slowdown? Make the Most of It

While some seasonal businesses hit primetime during the summer, many others see a major slow-down as clients and customers go on vacation (and as new projects are postponed until after said…
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SBIR Agency Blog #5: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Note: This blog is co-authored by Scott Dockum, USDA SBIR Program Coordinator.

The SBIR program…

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10 Q & A’s About California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

California’s paid sick leave law; called the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy …
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Update on SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program

Editor’s Note:  The Small Business Administration welcomes last night’s Senate action to raise the 7(a) Program authorization ceiling to $23.5 billion.  We thank the…

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Part I: Not Every Business is Franchise-Worthy

Do you ever have ideas for a new business running through your head? I do.

Most of the business ideas I come up with nowadays are marketing-related. It’s probably because I own a business…

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GES 2015: Why the Smart Money is On Kenya

This week, I will join President Obama in Nairobi, Kenya, for the sixth-annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. GES 2015 will shine a spotlight on the extraordinary potential of entrepreneurs in…
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Interested in Doing Business In Cuba? Join Our Conference Call on July 29

Small business owners often tell us that they have many questions about how to enter a new market – and those questions are magnified when it comes to doing business with Cuba.  There have been…

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4 Tax Actions to Take in July

Like most small business owners who don’t think of July as an important tax time, you may not be thinking about taxes right now, but you should be. Here are four things to do now to help achieve a…

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Get health coverage for your small business employees anytime with the SHOP Marketplace

This blog originally appeared on Healthcare.gov.

If you’re a small business…

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Congress Advances the Emerging & Diverse Manager Discussion with Investors, Private Sector Players and Federal Pension Plan Chief Investment Officers

Last week, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-5), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) met and held a  conversation about the importance…

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SBDC Programs: What Can They Do for Your Small Business?

The government is full of acronyms, and sometimes it’s difficult to know which ones are most applicable and relevant to your business.  One acronym you definitely want to familiarize yourself with…

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