5 of Our Favorite Apps + Tools for Small Businesses

Running a small business involves wearing multiple hats, so eventually juggling everything can become overwhelming for entrepreneurs and small teams. There is literally an app for anything and everything and entrepreneurs and small business owners are using these apps and tools to increase productivity and organization (and everything else you could possibly imagine). These 5 apps and tools will help your small [...]

October 18th, 2016|Categories: Technology|Tags: , |

Lessons from the Dugout: Always Wait For the Right Pitch

In the inaugural article in this series, I wrote about the importance of listening to management even when their ideas don’t line up with yours. Today, I’ll be sharing my perspective on the importance of timing – and why patience is a virtue on and off the field. Lesson 2: Always Wait for the Right Pitch It’s a piece of [...]

October 11th, 2016|Categories: Leadership|Tags: |

5 FREE Learning Programs Every Small Business Owner Should Complete

Owning a small business can be a fulfilling endeavor, but it requires that you wear many hats, which can leave business owners in a pinch for time to really dig in to the many aspects of starting, running and growing a business. The SBA Learning Center is an online portal that hosts a variety of business courses designed to teach small business [...]

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Small Business|

SBA Loan Application Checklist

1. SBA Loan Application Application for Business Loan - SBA Form 4. This form should be completed by you, the business owner. Lenders Application for Guaranty or Participation - SBA Form 4i. This form should be completed by your lending institution. 2. Personal Background Statement of Personal History - SBA Form 912 3. Personal Financial Statement Personal Financial Statement - SBA form [...]

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

A brief explanation of SBA Microloans

The Microloan program provides very small loans to start-up, newly established, or growing small business concerns. Nonprofit community based lenders make these SBA-backed loans to eligible borrowers, up to a maximum of $35,000. The average loan size is about $13,000. The maximum term allowed for a microloan is six years. Interest rates vary, depending upon the intermediary lender and costs [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Finance|Tags: , |