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Who’s Making Small Business Loans? Small companies seeking business loans during August found mixed results from different types of lenders. In a month where the overall volume of loan applications increased by 4.3 percent, my company's Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly analysis of 1,000 loan applications,... View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Know if You’re Ready to Sell Globally SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, asks questions to help determine if your small business is ready for international expansion. View
How to Conduct Effective Teleconference Meetings Conference calls are great when face-to-face meetings are not possible. But when you are working with people over the phone rather than in person, there are some unique challenges. Here are 7 tips on conducting effective teleconference meetings. View
It's Not Who You Know Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains an important factor in determining who lands the job or gets your business. View
Small Business Speak Out: Where do I get the Capital for Growth? A look at the different venues that small business owners use to obtain capital for growth including loan approval rates and the total cost on a business, in time and money, of financing. View
How to Create a Comprehensive Business Plan Use this guide to create a thorough and exhaustive business plan for your business. View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Contract With the Federal Government Steve Feinman of SCORE Michigan offers tips for how to secure federal contracts for your small business. View
What Makes a Good Leader? We all know the type: The man or woman who can inspire, motivate and get the best work out of people. The boss people want to work for and do good work for. In my previous role as a manager and my current role as a business owner, I still take pride in my ability to be an effective leader. But I... View
Expert Finance and Accounting Tips SCORE ExpertAnswers Words may characterize what a small business does or aspires to be, but numbers provide the true gauge of its success. Too often, however, many entrepreneurs prefer the simplicity of the “bottom line” without undertaking a full analysis of how they got there.... View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Stay Motivated When You Work From Home SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives advice for maintaining motivation and focus in your home office. View