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Small Business Administration Collection (121 Books)


Information resource for small businesses, small business owners and prospective business owners.

 
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A Venture Capital Primer for Small Business

By: Larue Tone Hosmer

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : small businesses never seem to have enough money. Bankers and suppliers, naturally, are important in financing small business growth through loans and credit, but an equally important source of long term. Growth capital is the venture capital firm. Venture capital financing may have an extra bonus, for if a small firm has an adequate equity base, banks are more willing to extend credit. This aid discusses what venture capital firms look for when they analy...

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Budgeting for the Small Business

By: Charles J. Woelful

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : to budgeting, Constance Pinney, cpa, what is a budget? Although you might not know it, you prepare a budget each time you estimate how much cash you will have left at the end of the month after paying your bills. A budget is a forecast of all cash sources and cash expenditures. It is organized in the same format as a financial statement, and most commonly covers a 12-month period. At the end of the year, the anticipated income and expenses developed in the...

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Is Franchising for Me Workbook Training Module-1

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Workshop objectives by the end of this workshop, you should be able to: * define franchising. * determine whether franchising is the best business option for you - evaluate your skills and experience - identify your reasons for purchasing a franchise - personal characteristics - personal conditions - experience.

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Sba U.S. Small Business Administration Doing Business with the Fed...

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

The federal government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. While small businesses are often at a disadvantage when trying to win federal contracts, the U.S. small business administration can help overcome the barriers. The SBA works closely with other federal agencies and the nation?s leading federal contractors to ensure that small businesses obtain a fair share of government contracts and subcontracts. The SBA also seeks fair access to government-o...

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Drug Free Workplaces

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Drug and alcohol abuse cost america?s small businesses billions of dollars every year. But small business owners can fight back with help from the U.S. small business administration. Under the Paul d. Coverdell drug-free workplace act the SBA awards funds to intermediaries to assist small businesses financially and technically in establishing drug-free workplace programs. An intermediary is an organization that: ? has at least two years of experience in carrying out dfwp...

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The Facts about Score Counselors to America's Small Business

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Good ideas for starting or expanding a small business are everywhere. But how do you get to the next step ? turning those ideas into reality?

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The Surety Bond Guarantee Program

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If your small construction or service company bids on projects requiring surety bonds, the U.S. small business administration has a program that could make you more competitive. The surety bond guarantee program provides small business contractors with contracting opportunities for which they could not otherwise compete. By law, prime contractors to the federal government must post surety bonds on most federal construction projects valued at $100,000 or more.

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The Economic Impact of Small Businesses

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

By any measure, small businesses make large contributions to the american economy. Including the self-employed, small businesses account for 58 percent of the private, nonfarm work force, contribute 43 percent of all sales in the country, and generate 51 percent of the private gross domestic product. Small businesses contributed a major share of the millions of new jobs created during the late 1990s. (sources: bureau of labor statistics; SBA office of advocacy-funded rep...

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Community Express a Loan Program for Small Businesses

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Even in the best of economies, some entrepreneurs may find it difficult to obtain the financing necessary to turn their ideas into profitable businesses. That's why the U.S. small business administration worked with community leaders of the national community reinvestment coalition to create the communityexpress pilot loan program.

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Small Business Development Centers

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If you?re seeking advice or management and technical assistance for your current or prospective small business, the small business development centers, administered by the U.S. small business administration, can help.

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Small Business Assistance on the Information Superhighway

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Anyone with access to a computer and a connection to the internet can literally have a wealth of small business information at a keystroke. The U.S. small business administration has made it easier than ever to speed along the information superhighway to find exactly the right help in the shortest amount of time. Today, small business owners and entrepreneurs can check into the SBA?s world wide web site and find free, online courses taking them step-bystep through the pr...

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U.S. Small Business Administration

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

The facts about the microloan program for entrepreneurs : the microloan program combines the resources and experience of the U.S. small business administration with those of locally based nonprofit organizations to provide small loans and technical assistance to small businesses.

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Equity Investment Sources for Small Business

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

The small business investment company program congress created the small business investment company program in 1958 to fill the gap between the availability of venture capital and the needs of start-up and expanding small businesses. Licensed and regulated by the U.S. small business administration, sbics are privately owned and managed, profit-motivated investment firms.

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Fixed-Asset Loans for Small Businesses

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

The 504 loan program : the U.S. small business administration?s 504 loan program, also known as the certified development company program, provides affordable long-term, fixed-rate financing to help healthy, expanding small businesses grow. The loans are for acquiring long-term fixed assets, such as land, buildings, machinery and equipment, or for building, modernizing, renovating or restoring facilities.

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Sba U.S. Small Business Administration the Facts about the New Sba...

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

The SBA franchise registry is a national registry of franchise programs whose franchisees and prospective franchisees receive expedited loan processing when applying for SBA financial assistance. The registry eliminates the lengthy document review process otherwise associated with a franchisee?s application for SBA financial assistance.

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Ace-Net the Angel Capital Electronic Network

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Ace-net is an internet-based securities-listing service. It is a dynamic, interactive response to the expressed needs of small business entrepreneurs, angel investors, accountants and securities attorneys. Ace-net provides an unprecedented opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking equity financing in the range typically too low to attract most venture capitalists -- $250,000 to $5 million. It enables entrepreneurs to reach accredited investors (known as ?angel investors?) wi...

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The Y2K Action Loan for Small Businesses

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If your small business is in need of capital to ensure that it will be ?y2k ok,? then the U.S. small business administration may be able to help. Under the loan program, SBA participating lenders can extend credit to eligible small businesses for y2k systems assessments, repairs and upgrades before jan. 1, 2000, and, in addition, recovery after that date.

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The Facts about Small Business Education on the Internet the Small...

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Knowledge is power, so the old saying goes. And that?s especially true in today?s world of small business ownership. By knowing where to quickly obtain help with marketing your products and services, with training your employees, or with a variety of other entrepreneurial challenges, you are positioning your business to succeed in the global economy. The U.S. small business administration is ready to help with its small business classroom, an online training and informat...

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The Facts about the Wnet Roundtable the Small Business Mentoring P...

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If you?re a woman who is new to owning a business, seasoned advice from experienced women business owners can be invaluable. The U.S. small business administration established the women's network for entrepreneurial training in 1988 as a one-to-one mentoring program that matched successful businesswomen with emerging entrepreneurs in mentor/prot‚g‚e relationships. Then groups of women of varying experiences began to meet and provide support for one another, often bringin...

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Sba U.S. Small Business Administration Lender's and Equity Investo...

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

You are our valued partner in helping small businesses start, build and grow. And as we move into the 21st century, we both know that small businesses will continue to be at the forefront of our nation?s economic growth.

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