February 2016 - 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: February 2016

Where the rubber meets the road: Small businesses and Alzheimer’s research

Note: This post originally appeared on the blog of the National…
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Should You Buy A Franchise Right Out of College?

My knee-jerk answer to that question is no. I have several reasons why, and I’ll be sharing them in this article. But first, do you know of anyone who has purchased a…

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Next STEP for Exporting

96 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States. SBA has the tools to help your company reach into these new markets beyond the border and grow your customer base. It’s time to…

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How to Become a Street Vendor

Everyone has seen a street vendor at some point and many of us have purchased from him or her. Consider for a moment self-employment and the opportunity to work outdoors with a schedule that is…
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Depositing Your Employees’ Withholdings

As an employer, when you withhold income taxes or other funds from employees’ paychecks, you’re obligated to apply the funds appropriately in a timely manner. If you fail to do so, you can be…

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What is Lean Start-up Methodology and is it a Tool for More Small Business Owners?

The traditional business plan has many virtues; and the common thinking is that by prompting the new entrepreneur to initially consider all the components of a successful business operation, from…
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Seven Ways to Start Your Business Continuity Plan

So far this winter we’ve seen deadly tornadoes in Texas, severe flooding in Missouri and 12 other states along the Mississippi River, unusually powerful storms in Southern California that brought…

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Beyond Your First Employee: How to Plan for and Manage a Growing Small Business Staff

You did it! You hired your first employee. What a relief to have someone to help you grow your business.

But what about when it’s time to hire a second employee, and a third? How can you…

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El Nino Reminders – A Message from Our Friends at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Are you ready for El Niño? The United States experiences …
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How to Start a Retail Business

‘Main Street’ has now become a generic term synonymous with U.S. small business in general. But for many entrepreneurs, the prospect of joining Main Street in its more literal meaning – i.e. the…
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Entrepreneur Positions her Business for Long-Term Growth

The SBDC helped this local business owner restructure her fruit …
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Expanding SME Global Market Access

Many untapped opportunities exist outside the United States, but small firms often do not have the resources and personnel to leverage them, and rely heavily on negotiated free trade agreements to…
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