March 2016 - The University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Assisting Clients in the
Eastern San Gabriel Valley
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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Paving the Road Forward on César Chávez Day

César Chávez once said, “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and…

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Empowering Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

Note: This post is co-authored by Barbara Carson and Erin Andrew, Assistant Administrator for SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership. This is a great time to be a woman veteran…
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Startup in a Day and more: Modernizing Entrepreneurs’ Experience of Government through Innovation


The President and this Administration are committed to modernizing the experience of government for the American people by leveraging advances in tech and innovation.


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A Simple Cash Flow Spreadsheet Anybody Can Use

If there’s just one formal business skill every business owner should have, it’s understanding and forecasting cash flow. It’s not intuitive because it’s not the same as profits; but it’s vital….
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Can or Should an IRA Own Your Business?

The basic idea is for the IRA or a qualified retirement plan to own the business and you own the IRA or qualified retirement plan, so you indirectly continue to own your business. Some do this…
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6 Tips for a Great Social Media Marketing Campaign

Social media can be a huge driver of website traffic, awareness of your brand and, of course, new business leads, and online and offline sales. Social media can also be a time suck that…
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FDIC’s New Rule on Reciprocal Deposits – a Win for Small Banks and Small Business

The FDIC has made much needed revisions to a myriad of proposed rules regarding the assessment of deposit insurance for small banks (under $10 billion in assets).  I applaud the bankers…

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How Women are Making History: SBA Lauds Record Achievement in Women’s Small Business Contracting

Note: This post is co-authored by Erin Andrew, and John Shoraka, Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development. 

Women in business today have made…

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Join our Women’s History Month Twitter Chat for Business Tips and Resources

In honor of Women’s History Month, join us on Thursday, March 10 at 3:00 pm ET for a Twitter chat on tips and resources for women thinking about starting or growing a business. Female influencers…

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Six Ways Small Businesses Benefit from Export Control Reform

Editor’s note: This blog is from the U.S. Department of Commerce…
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7 Tips for Starting a Food Business

Starting a food business has to be one of the most challenging businesses to get into. The harsh reality is that most fail within the first year. The restaurant business in notoriously tough, but…
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