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July is #IndieRetailerMonth – Join in to Support Small Business

July 2, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
independent retailer month

Shopping local and supporting small businesses has become more important than ever.  With July being Independent Retailer Month, it’s the perfect time to learn more about how shopping with local businesses affects the community and the greater economy. One inspiring fact: If every family in the U.S. spent an extra $10 a month at locally…

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SALES + MARKETING: SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO RELIEF AND RECOVERY

May 29, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
sales and marketing for relief and recovery efforts

With each shift in the recovery roadmap for small businesses, sales and marketing become ever more critical tools.   A top tip from our Business Advising team — “Don’t stop selling and marketing.” In a time where building trust is a priority, sales and marketing are key. Tactics and messaging need to adjust to what is…

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

March 27, 2020 | Small Business Loans
small business CARES Act guide

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act provided by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. This comprehensive guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration. [The guide has been edited for this post.]  PLEASE NOTE:  This content was current…

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What is #SBDCDay? A Celebration of Small Business Development Centers

March 18, 2020 | Small Business Loans
Business loans, business loan, capital, working capital, business capital, CDC Small Business Finance, SBDC

One of the most helpful resources a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur can tap is a Small Business Development Center (SBDC). As a mission-driven small business lender, CDC Small Business Finance (CDCSBF) greatly values the work and partnership of the SBDC’s. Our visions are aligned in our commitment to help small business owners succeed. It…

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On the Rise: The Undeniable Power of Women-Owned Businesses

March 13, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
Business loans, business loan, capital, working capital, business capital, CDC Small Business Finance, SBA, women, undeniable

Are you familiar with CDC’s YouTube Channel where you can find playlists of our success stories, our loan tips, our getting to know CDC series and more? Read below for the key insights from our “Undeniable Power of Women in Business” video or watch above. Small businesses help propel the nation’s economy. But do you…

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How to find out if your small business idea will make money

February 12, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
CDC Small Business Finance numbers Venturize

This post, about the numbers behind your small business idea, originally was published by Venturize, a blog powered by our content partner Small Business Majority, a national organization that advocates for small business owners.  There are many excellent reasons for starting a business: being your own boss, loving what you do and enjoying the challenge…

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Taxes troubling you? Help is here for small businesses

January 29, 2020 | Entrepreneurship

Taxes. It’s a word that can conjure up confusion for anyone, including small business owners. The thought of deductions, depreciation and 1099s may make your head spin, but we’re here with four tips to help clear things up. Some topics are bigger mysteries than others. New additions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, only…

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Make Money, Save Time For Your Small Business This New Year

January 3, 2020 | Small Business Loans
Tips Small Business CDC Small Business Finance

Are you familiar with our #BizTipSixty and #LoanTipSixty video series, featuring lessons for entrepreneurs in 60 seconds? For tips on getting started, small business financing and more in the New Year, follow us on our YouTube Channel. New Year’s is a time to reflect. We take pride in successes from the year before and re-evaluate…

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Support Entrepreneurs this Season

December 4, 2019 | Entrepreneurship
shop small holiday gift guide 2019

It’s that time of year again – our annual Holiday Gift Guide to help you find perfect gifts for your loved ones while “shopping small” and supporting hard-working, passionate entrepreneurs.  Skip the overflowing malls and run-of-the-mill gifts by checking out our gift guide filled with specialty items that will satisfy everyone on your list from…

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