October 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: October 2015

10 Considerations for Small Businesses Switching to EMV

The October 1st deadline came earlier this month, but marked …
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Woman Owned, SDVOSB, and Minority Owned: Are Business Designations Necessary?

There are a variety of programs to help diverse groups of business owners procure work from government and private entities. For the record, the business registration process for women, minority,…
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Understanding Network and Payment Security

The ability to connect with people and businesses all over the globe is exceptional these days. This includes connecting with other small businesses and employees all over the world to exchange…
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Fee Reduction for SBA 7(a) Loans to Veterans Renewed

Veterans continue to contribute significantly to our Country’s small business sector.   Statistics prove it – one in every 10 small businesses is Veteran owned.  These businesses employ more than…

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5 Real World Examples of Forecasting a New Product

“How do I forecast a new product, with no real data to call on?” you ask. I’ve dealt with this a lot through the years. It began several decades ago when I had the job of forecasting new products…

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U.S. Department of Commerce: Promoting Innovation through the Small Business Innovation Research Program and Beyond!

How is the Department of Commerce supporting small businesses? In FY 2014, the Department of Commerce (DOC) had a combined Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR…
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Patient Capital Formation – The Focus of National Summit for Middle Market Funds

The Small Business Investors Alliance  (SBIA) hosted a very successful gathering of about 500 people who represent small and middle market funds, institutional investors, family offices, law firms…

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3 Things To Look For In A Franchise

There are literally thousands of different franchise opportunities to choose from these days. For the novice franchise…
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Innovation + Capital + Way Uptown = Silicon Harlem & FCC Tech Fair

I was thrilled to have been in Harlem last Friday where the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hosted a Small Business & Emerging Technologies Fair.   The Tech Fair was held in…

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Selling Imported Goods in the U.S.

There is an abundance of opportunity for small businesses looking to sell imported goods in the U.S. Everything from food and beverage, cloths, crafts, and fabric can be sold online, in retail…
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Seasonal Changes Present Ideal Time to Review Emergency Preparedness

As summer turns to fall, it’s easy to get caught up in seasonal activities like choosing Halloween costumes, picking apples and pumpkins, or for small business, even getting ready for the hustle…

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Is Your Business Cybersecure? Five Steps to Find Out

Too often, small businesses don’t consider themselves at risk for a cyberattack. Maybe the business thinks it’s too small, or doesn’t think it carries anything worth stealing. But that’s far from…

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