LGBT inclusion and outreach

SBA.GOV SBA’s Network for LGBT Businesses aims to bring focus on economic empowerment in the LGBT business community by providing access to the SBA’s programs and services. Business owners can use our local assistance tool to find nearby offices and resources. There, you can get counseling on whether our 8(a) Business Development Program is right for you. The SBA […]

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Choose your funding source

SBA.GOV Get loans, credit, or crowdfunding Additional funding options for existing business are similar to funding options for a new business. You’ll have the same general set of options, which include small business loans, credit cards, and crowdfunding. Existing businesses have the advantage of an established financial history with credit reports, business bank accounts, and internal financial reports. […]

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Prepare to request more funding

Anyone who gives you funds wants to feel confident that their investment will pay off. Prepare a business case and financial statements to convince lenders, crowdfunders, or investors to fund your small business. Make your business case You’ll need to make a solid business case for more funding. Produce a short statement with the total […]

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Deciding to Go Out

CDC.GOV As communities and businesses are opening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA.GOV Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. Content Coronavirus Funding Options Guidance for Businesses and Employers Local Assistance Join the SBA’s Relief Efforts SBA Products and Resources […]

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How to Prepare-Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.

CDC.GOV Checklist to Prepare Find Local Information Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases. Follow Official Sources for Accurate Information!Help control the spread of rumors. Visit FEMA’s rumor control.Beware of fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit Office of Inspector General’s COVID-19 fraud alert. Know the Signs & Symptoms Know […]

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Use market research to find customers

SBA.GOV Market research blends consumer behavior and economic trends to confirm and improve your business idea. It’s crucial to understand your consumer base from the outset. Market research lets you reduce risks even while your business is still just a gleam in your eye. Gather demographic information to better understand opportunities and limitations for gaining […]

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