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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Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO)

SBA.GOV The Office of Women’s Business Ownership helps women entrepreneurs through programs coordinated by SBA district offices. Programs include business training, counseling, federal contracts, and access to credit and capital. The OWBO oversees Women’s Business Centers (WBCs). These centers seek to level the playing field for all women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world. Businesses […]

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Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)

Devoted exclusively to promoting veteran entrepreneurship, the OVBD facilitates the use of all SBA programs by veterans, service-disabled veterans, reservists, active-duty service members, transitioning service members, and their dependents or survivors. SBA programs provide access to capital and preparation for small business opportunities. They can also connect veteran small business owners with federal procurement and […]

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Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA) For Business

The SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs facilitates full access to business growth and expansion tools for small businesses owned by Native Americans. ONAA engages in tribal consultations, produces promotional materials, and participates in national economic development conferences. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians can use our local assistance tool to find nearby offices and resources. There, […]

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Prepare to request more funding

SBA.gov 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 […]

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