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Funding a Business with Your Own Retirement Funds If you’re an entrepreneur looking for small business capital, you should take note of a type of self-reliant funding. This has become ever more prevalent in today’s economic environment, as bank loans and other sources of capital have become more difficult to obtain. This self-reliant... View
Take Control of Your Energy Budget Utility deregulation is making it easier than ever to manage your natural gas and electricity costs. Here’s how. View
Financing & Growing Your Business SCORE ExpertAnswers New venture development expert Dave Lavinsky is co-founder of Growthink, Inc., a consultancy and investment bank for emerging firms. Here, Dave shares advice on financing, launching and sustaining a successful small business. View
First Steps to Getting Your Business Up and Running USA Today columnist, Steve Strauss, reviews the best ways to get your small business up and running. View
The Three Things Your Business Plan Absolutely Must Have Business columnist Rieva Lesonsky outlines three things you need to consider in order to craft a fresh and effective business plan. View
Writing a Strong Business Plan SCORE ExpertAnswers After years of providing business planning and development services for private clients, Cynthia McCahon founded Enloop to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with an automated, affordable, and easy system for creating customized business plans and accurate financial forecasts... View
Social Entrepreneurship Steve Strauss discusses the concept of social entrepreneurship and offers a few real life examples. View
Microfinance Steve Strauss explains how micro-finance can work for your business. View
Evaluate the Loan Worthiness of Your Small Business Rieva Lesonsky shares questions for evaluating the loan worthiness of your business. View
How to Keep Hiring Costs in Check As business owners think about hiring, however, there’s a strong desire to keep costs down. Many have been optimistic about hiring before, only to scrap those plans when the economy failed to improve. When they do hire, small businesses have a strong desire to get the best people possible... View