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What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About Section 179 & Business Equipment

By | 2017-11-14T17:12:31+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Resource Center, Small Business Programs, Tips|

Yes, what you’ve heard is true: you may be able to save a third—33%—on the cost of a capital equipment investment by taking advantage of the Section 179 tax deduction. Now, if you’re like most business owners, you’re probably being besieged with marketing communications that encourage you to make your Section 179 purchase by the [...]

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Small Business Loans: How to Turn $100,000 Revenue into $1,000,000

By | 2017-03-22T04:10:47+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Small Business Programs|

Read how a small cement mixing and delivery company managed to fulfill an influx of 20 new contracts.  When three experienced concrete mixing and delivery professionals left their employer to start their own business, they worked tirelessly (and sometimes at a loss) to find their first few clients. In business for too short of a [...]

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Business Loans Projected to Surge 50% by 2020: What’s in It for Small Business?

By | 2017-02-06T23:43:54+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Small Business Programs, Tips, Uncategorized|

Finally! Seven years after the start of the Great Recession, lenders are loosening requirements and lending to businesses both large and small. Loan approval rates at institutional lenders rose to all-time high of 63.1% in October 2016, the fourth consecutive month of improvements. The small business loan is getting easier to win because lenders find [...]

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The Worst Three Things You Can Do When Looking for Small Business Funding (and How to Avoid Them)

By | 2017-03-15T22:29:13+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Resource Center, Small Business Programs|

One of the toughest (and scariest) parts of starting your own business is finding adequate funding for it. You might have a great idea, an enthusiastic team, and quality product or service, but without the funding your idea will stay just that -- an idea. The process of finding and acquiring small business funding can [...]

The Occupy Main Street Movement: How SBA Loans Can Help Start Small Businesses

By | 2017-03-15T22:37:05+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Resource Center, Small Business Programs|

We've talked a lot about the way that small businesses have bounced back from the dreary economic climate of the last few years and are prospering in a new wave of appreciation for small businesses in America. America's Main Streets are no longer occupied by unemployed and angry protesting citizens. Instead, small business owners are [...]