August 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: August 2016

8 Tips for Building Your Business Support Network

Whether you are just branching out or gearing up for your umpteenth year in business, it never hurts to have a supportive network around you. Owning a business can not only be stressful but lonely…
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How to Organize Your Small Business Startup Costs

Launching or transitioning your side job into a full-time venture is stressful, demanding and exciting. One of the first steps is to consider your startup costs, or expenses in the beginning…
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SBA Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

It was almost 100 years ago, on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified and women in America won the right to vote. As history (or her story) tells us, this…
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5 Key Tips on Sales Forecasting for Business Owners

Don’t underestimate the value of a sales forecast for running a business effectively. Even if you do nothing else in the way of planning, having just a sales forecast plus regular review and…

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3 Technologies for Streamlining Customer Communications

Ask the typical small business owner which methods his or her company uses to communicate with customers, and email is likely to be at or near the top of the list. 

But what happens as your…

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How Choosing And Buying A Franchise Is Like The 10,000 Meter Run

The correct way to choose, research and potentially buy a franchise can be likened to running a 10,000-meter race (which equals 6.2137 miles), in which it’s imperative to pace yourself if…

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Financing Your Expanding Business with the SBA

If your business is part of the small minority of businesses who successfully maneuver those challenging early years, then you might be thinking, “what’s next?” If you are fortunate enough–or…

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5 Ways to Support Staff with Education and Development

Back-to-school refrains are in the air, making it a great time to think about how you can help your staff get the education and training they need to improve and be better employees. In deciding…
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How to Have A Stand Out Business Credit Application

Getting approved for funding for your business is dependent on your perceived ability to repay the loan or line of credit. That’s why it’s important to make your application for credit or a loan…

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Is Your Small Business Social Enough?

Facing the task of building a social media following for your small business can feel like an uphill battle. What’s the use of wracking your brain to create engaging content when you have just a…

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Is Out of Home Marketing Right for You?

The internet has drastically affected all types of traditional small business marketing—except for one. Out-of-home advertising is the only type of advertising that hasn’t declined due to digital…

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