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Top Small Business Predictions for 2021

February 19, 2021 | Small business
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With 2020 behind us, it is time to look forward to new opportunities in business and in life in 2021.  While the pandemic is not yet gone, there is optimism and hope for the year ahead.  Our management team here at CDC Small Business Finance has worked hard during the pandemic to support small businesses,…

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21 Ways to Support Small Businesses in 2021 (Get Started Today)

January 22, 2021 | Small business
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Finding ways to support small businesses has always been important, but the pandemic has shown it is a mainstay in our economy, and aside from the numbers, these shops, eateries and offices make up the fabric of our communities.  One of the many challenges facing us due to the coronavirus is the change to our…

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Small Business Trends to Watch For [In 2021]

January 14, 2021 | Small business
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2020 was an unpredictable year filled with many new small business trends and unexpected transitions. Small business owners were forced to pivot and adapt to new trends to stay resilient through all the changes.  There are some predictable trends that arose such as working virtually… but what about other small business trends that aren’t as…

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Top 9 Business Plan Templates

December 9, 2020 | Small business
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Having a good business plan helps set the foundation for your business. It is vital for entrepreneurs to ask themselves essential and critical questions about their business. We know finding the right approach when creating a business plan can be difficult, but the most important thing is to get started. With that in mind, we’ve…

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December 3, 2020 | Small business
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Welcome to our annual Holiday Gift Guide!  Get ready to “shop small” this season to find the perfect holiday gifts.  Surprise your friends, family and colleagues with unique gifts all while supporting the small business community.  There is something special for everyone on your list from the tech lover to the puzzler to children to…

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Holiday Food Gift Guide 2020

November 13, 2020 | Small business

Here’s an opportunity to get into the holiday spirit, enjoy some delicious food AND support the small business community.   Welcome to our 2020 Holiday Food Guide! Our guide is full of yummy baked goods, craft coffee, cold-pressed juiceries, pho, sushi, pizza, grilled cheese, beer, wine, tea, beef jerky, chicken + waffles and more, all from…

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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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Small business owners – friends to the community

June 25, 2020 | Small business
Business loans, business loan, capital, working capital, business capital, CDC Small Business Finance

“You’ve Got a Friend in Me,”  the heartwarming theme from the Toy Story film franchise, isn’t just a catchy tribute to friendship. It also easily applies to the relationships between small business and the communities they serve.  Small businesses are often the foundation of a community.  Their passion and commitment to their neighborhood shows up…

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Helpful resources for re-opening your small business

June 10, 2020 | Small business
Business loans, business loan, capital, working capital, business capital, CDC Small Business Finance, re-opening

Small businesses met the challenges posed by the coronavirus head on. Many quickly sought relief to support their businesses. Then they adjusted and shifted their models to reach customers and clients. This means curbside service, delivery, virtual offerings, new e-commerce options or through video channels like Zoom. Now, many are either preparing for or already,…

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