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Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Financing Program Helps Culinary Dynamo Blend Up Successful Woman-Owned Enterprise

November 19, 2020 | Small Business Loans

There’s a reliable adage about small businesses starting out in an owner’s garage. While that indeed holds true for many, a dusty, dirty garage just wouldn’t have been suitable for what culinary entrepreneur Francheska “Frankie” Yamsuan had in mind. “For a long time, I was obsessed with dairy-free date shakes and one night I dreamed…

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17 Best Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs + (best episodes)

October 30, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
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Business Podcasts are plentiful and many entrepreneurs use them as a guide as they start, grow or expand their business.  There are a multitude of podcasts offering tips, advice, inspiration and strategy.  While running a business, it is hard to find time to sort through all the options and find the podcasts that can best…

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Top Financial Planning Tips (From our small business experts)

October 13, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
Financial planning

Wondering where to begin with financial planning for your small business?  The task can be overwhelming.  To help provide focus and actionable steps, our expert Business Advising Team is sharing their top financial planning tips for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  In uncertain times like this, financial planning can be easily pushed aside. However, to…

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Building a growth plan for your business in uncertain times with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses – See if you qualify

September 30, 2020 | Small Business Loans
Goldman Sachs

This guest blog post is provided by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.  Goldman Sachs and CDC Small Business Finance proudly partnered to offer Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses scholars and alumni access to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans offered by the SBA. These are unprecedented times and the worst economy since the housing crash…

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Make Better Small Business Videos and Photos (5 quick tips)

August 28, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
small business videos and photos

The necessity of small business videos and photos continues to grow. It is now more important than ever for small businesses to create content that captures people’s attention.  Creating content doesn’t have to be hard. Even if your only tool is a phone, there are some quick and easy ways to ensure your small business…

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July 16, 2020 | Entrepreneurship

A version of this blog post on How to Get Items Removed From Your Credit Report was originally published by our content partner Money. They are a digital magazine and a resource for personal finance news and information.   Having a good credit score is an important part of most people’s lives. It lets lenders…

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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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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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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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