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Launching a Successful Business in a Post-Pandemic World

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane, many people — especially women who may have been displaced during the shut-down — are considering taking the entrepreneurial plunge. As the economy begins gearing up for recovery, it’s an excellent time to launch a business....

HUBZone: Program Benefits, Changes, and Tips for Certification

The HUBZone program was created to help drive small business growth in historically underutilized business zones by limiting competition for certain government contracts to qualifying businesses. At least 3% of all federal contracting dollars each year are designated...

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...