August 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: August 2015

Small Businesses Can Help Curb the Tide Of Youth Unemployment

America’s current unemployment rate of 5.3% has not been this low since before the recession in 2008.  However, recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tell a different story for youth…

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Six Survival Tips for Small Business Continuity

As a small business owner, you know that being forced to close your doors, even for a day, is a costly setback.  Typically, it’s often the seemingly isolated incident, not the mega-disaster, that…

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Creating Connective Tissue – Investment, Innovation and the Field

We have been working with our network of 68 field offices across the land and hundreds of resource partners which include…
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10 Tips for Creating Stability While Growing Your Business

There are many suggestions for ways to solidify, stabilize and …
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Making Women Equal in Business – SBA Recognizes Women’s Equality Day

It was in 1920 when women in the United States were granted the right to vote, and women have continued to move in an upward direction ever since. …

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SBA Partners with Library of Congress to Analyze SBIC’s Economic Impact

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans start, build, grow and capitalize businesses.  In 1953, President Eisenhower established the SBA as an independent agency of the…

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3 Simple Steps to Turn Forecasts into Management Decisions

You need sales forecasting to run your business better. The forecast becomes your budget, and then the budget is tracked, and tracking leads to watching results and constant corrections….
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Portland is PDX, Beervana and Bridgetown

The SBIR Road Tour continues and the stop in Seattle on August 19 was a great success with entrepreneurs, innovator and capital pools talking about cutting-edge technology and scientific…
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Choosing a Business Name: 5 Interesting Things to Know

There’s plenty of advice out there about choosing a business name, such as the need to do a name search in your state, a trademark search, register the name, and other key legal issues.  Those are…

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Missoula Entrepreneurship- Exciting Businesses in an Outdoors Mecca

Earlier today, I met with business leaders in Montana’s “Hub of Five Valleys”, a state known for fresh air, wide open spaces and being ranked second in craft breweries per capita.  We had a wide-…

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The Difference Between Benefit Corps and Certified B Corps (And Deciding What’s Right for Your Business)

Most people start a business with one key objective in mind – making a profit. Yet some companies seek out not only to profit but also to provide a tangible benefit to society and the environment…

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Mixing and Mingling with Salt Lake City High-Growth Entrepreneurs

Last month, our agency held its annual District Director conference in this beautiful, mountain-rimmed city.  It was an energetic and chock-full agenda because not only did we have great…

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