September 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: September 2015

How Broadband Access is Beneficial to Small Businesses

Editors note: This blog is coauthored by Nate Yohannes, Senior Advisor of Investment and Innovation

For American businesses to flourish in this highly competitive global economy, it’s…

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Top Tips to Lead and Empower Employees

Employees are an essential part of your business and brand.  If they come across as unwelcoming or uninterested, you run the risk of rubbing your customers the wrong way.  Unhappy employees can…

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America’s Seed Fund – The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program (SBIR/STTR)-A Year in Review

This year was a flagship year for the SBIR and STTR programs, with equal parts achievement, exhilaration and groundbreaking.  None of this would be possible without the amazing work of the eleven…

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Innovation and Technology | Drivers of Growth and Capital in the Aloha State

Half a day of travel at 450mph makes me ponder the vast expanse of land and ocean our country spans.   It also reminds me of how technology has changed our lives for the better in almost every…

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Drones: A Few Things to Think About Before Deploying Them

There’s no doubt about it: drones are trendy today.  Consumer enthusiasm is growing, as drone communities such as DIYDrones pop up online. To support the public…

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Make the Switch to New Payments Technology

By SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Square CEO Jack Dorsey  

This October, America will take a major step to mitigate fraud and improve our financial…

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Starting a Business in the Trucking Industry: Part Two

Earlier this week, we talked about the highly competitive trucking industry, and some guidelines that will…
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Franchise Ownership Can Give You Equity

If you’re on the hunt for a franchise, one of the things to consider is equity. It’s something that is not usually top of mind with most franchise buyers. That’s because they’re considering…

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ScaleUp America: Flipping the Switch for Growth

You start a new business funded by the savings of your family and friends. You feel a heavy weight. You work harder than you ever have to perfect your product, open your doors, manage your working…
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5 Steps for Protecting Your Trade Secrets

The Coca Cola formula and KFC recipe are two of the most valuable, closely-guarded trade secrets around. But you don’t have to be a large corporation to have highly valuable trade secrets….

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How Revenue Based Financing Helps Bank-Blocked Business Owners

According to the latest US Bureau of Labor and Statistics research, there are approximately 28 million small businesses in the United States.  At some point, every small business needs extra…

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Labor Day Is About More than Good BBQ

September 5th, 1882, was a Tuesday. That day, five local unions in New York City reserved the city’s largest park…

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