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How to Write A Loan-Worthy Business Plan

Beyond the standard qualifiers, such as an explanation of assets, credit history, and credit score, lenders require business applicants to submit a formal business plan in order to receive approval for a loan. This plan not only needs to demonstrate what the business...

What Small Businesses Need to Know About the MBE Certification

What is the MBE certification? The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification officially recognizes and supports the advancement of minority-owned businesses across the United States.  The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is the primary...

Small Business Tips for 2021

2021 is finally here! And while this year may still hold some level of uncertainty, it also promises to be one of renewed growth and opportunity for small businesses. Here are our top ten tips to help you come out strong.  Reflect – From policy to technology,...

COVID-19: A Message of Optimism for Small Businesses Everywhere

COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — has put life into perspective. Grocery store shelves are blown out across the U.S. Weddings, birthday parties and other milestone celebrations are being cancelled. People are fearing for their loved ones in the...

6 Keys to a Great Pitch Deck

Great ideas don’t fund themselves. No matter how fantastic your product or business plan might be, without an effective pitch, it’s unlikely to make it off the ground. Many philosophies have been developed around the specific components and order of slides that make...

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses in 2020 (& Beyond)

A new year means new opportunities for your business. And 2020 isn’t just the start of a new year, it’s the start of a new decade — one that’s set to see rapid change. Between new generations joining the workforce and new technologies setting a breakneck pace for...