December 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: December 2015

6 Steps for Opening a Fitness Center

Getting fit and staying fit is a state of mind and an entrepreneurial opportunity. According to IHRSA, in the beginning of 2015 there were…
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Let’s Get Down to Business

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is buoyed by the energy and optimism of the entrepreneurs we meet across America. We’re one of the smallest cabinet-level agencies, but we have one of the…

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A Simplified Approach to Setting Small Business Strategy

One of the ironies of strategy, especially in small business, is that it can seem deceptively simple when it’s done right. When it works, it seems like it was always obvious. And yet there are…

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Happy Holidays from the SBDC – Holiday Schedule

We wish you and yours a very safe and joyous …
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The Rise of Online Business Lending and What to Look Out For

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, and financing is the viability of a small business. Small business owners rely on…
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The Dos and Don’ts of Conducting Background Checks

There are many negative consequences of making the wrong hire. And you want to make sure that you have all the right information before you make the decision. Skipping out on this process can…
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The Marketplace is Open: Continuing Our Progress for the LGBT community

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on

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Bookkeeping Basics for Small Business

Bookkeeping is vital to properly managing your business resources.  Additionally you will need these records for tax purposes. Whether you DIY or hire someone to keep track of everything you…

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3 Tips for Taking the Stress Out of Business Planning

If you’ve got a great small business idea, everyone will tell you that you need a business plan. But the process of creating a plan for a business that’s just a spark in your mind can be scary….

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Spotting the signs of a B2B scam

Editors note: This post orginally appeared on the Federal Trade Commission’s…
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How to Start a Non-Profit

Starting a non-profit can be an extremely rewarding entrepreneurial experience. A non-profit gives you the ability to give back to your community and really make a difference unlike any other…
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Rebrand Your Business, Step By Step

Is it time to rebrand your business? Different from simply freshening up your marketing materials, rebranding means changing the entire “personality” of your business. Your company might be ready…
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