November 2015 - The University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Assisting Clients in the
Eastern San Gabriel Valley
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Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership—Opening Global Doors for Small Businesses

Cosigned by current SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and former SBA Administrators Karen G. Mills (2009-2013), Hector Barreto (2001-2006)…

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Wishing you a Successful Small Business Saturday

Editor’s note: This blog is by Rhett Buttle, the Director of Private Sector Engagement in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Health & Human Services. He is also…

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GO-Biz Tax Credit Workshops for CA Businesses

Sacramento, Calif. –  The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development …
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Just Launched 2.0: A Games for Learning Playlist out of the SBIR Program

Note: This blog is co-authored by Ed Metz (Department of Education) and Betty Royster (National Institutes of Health)Game-based learning is gaining popularity as more and more…
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5 Things You Need to Know About Projecting Startup Profits

This year alone I’ve seen several startup business plans projecting year three profits at 40%, 50%, or more, as measured by dividing net profits into sales.  And most of these are pretty good…

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7 Tips to Starting a Successful and Legal Child Care Business

Child care is a hugely important part of American life and a key contributor to the economy. According to First…
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Boost Your Business’ Social Media Security for the Holiday Season

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and the full holiday retail season just around the…
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Today the SBA recognizes Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), celebrating women-owned businesses in the United States. In the same spirit of Wendy Diamond, who founded WED after volunteering with a…

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Spotlighting Millennial Entrepreneurs

Today, I am proud to announce a new video series from ( and SBA’s…

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10 Ways Smart Business Owners Use Business Dashboards

Data is everywhere today. Yet, the situation reminds me of that old saying, “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.”  Yes, you may be floating in an ocean of data, but that data won’t…

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Celebrating National Entrepreneur Day with ACA

Editor’s note: This blog is by Rhett Buttle, the Director of Private Sector Engagement in the Secretary’s Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

It is…

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One Franchise Idea That’s Worth A Look

If you’ve been on the hunt for a franchise to buy, and haven’t found one that you feel is right for you; I have an idea that you may want to explore.

My idea isn’t exactly cutting-edge, but…

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