April 2017 - 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: April 2017

Sharing Your Wisdom: National Volunteer Week

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Writing YOUR Success Story

Once upon a time….

It’s the classic opening to our favorite fairy tales. As children we dream of magic potions and knights in shining armor that will provide our happily ever after. How…

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Get Ready for National Small Business Week






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Setting Up a Social Media Calendar for Your Small Business

Social media marketing is powerful, but can become a time sink if you let it.  And face it, none of us have unlimited resources — we have to use the time and staff we have wisely.


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Franchise Fees: Why Do You Pay Them And How Much Are They?

There are plenty of myths about franchising. A great deal of them revolve around money. I hear these two statements a lot: 

“Franchise companies make most of their profits from franchise…

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Celebrating SCORE Mentors in Action

Did you know that April 23-29, 2017, is National Volunteer Week?  This week is dedicated to promote and honor those who volunteer in our communities, as well as to encourage volunteerism across…

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Qualified Small Business Stock: What Is It and How to Use It

Imagine owning stock in a company where the price appreciates greatly, you sell it, and pay no tax on your profit. That’s what can happen with qualified small business stock (QSBS). Also…

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Startup Business Ideas: 4 Steps to Identify the Right One

Have you always wanted to start your own business?

Do you have a lot of business ideas but don’t know which one to pursue?

Don’t worry because you’re not alone.  According to Gallup…

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10 Ways to Get New Customers

Every small business owner wants to attract new customers. Here are 10 time-tested ways to help you bring in “new blood.”

1.      Ask for referrals. Referrals are one of…

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Happy National Volunteer Month!

Ask any one of America’s 62 million volunteers why they give their time, and you’d probably get nearly 62 million unique answers.

But some reasons for volunteering — and the benefits — are…

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Financial Fitness for Your Small Business

On March 31, 2017, President Donald J. Trump proclaimed April …
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