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Are you looking for timely and easy to consume resources? Small business owners can find blogs about key strategies and resources to help grow your small business, increase financial literacy and employee retention, tax responsibilities and more.
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 | Business assistance, Business planning and strategy, Financial tools and management, Marketing and research

With new technologies emerging at a rapid pace, it’s more important than ever for business owners to stay abreast of new strategies and platforms that can help their businesses grow. The Verizon Small Business Digital Ready program, for example, provides free resources, networking and coaching sessions tailored to meet entrepreneurs and their unique needs. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 | Business planning and strategy, Marketing and research

It all starts with search. You’re searching for your small business on Google to see how easy it is for your customers to find your business. You get organic search results, with paid ads right up top–but you can’t see your business listing or it ranks down below on the search results?

Read on to find out how you can use Google’s tools and resources to promote your small business online and improve your discoverability.

Thursday, May 4, 2023 | COVID-19, Emergency capital

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing additional measures to accommodate COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) borrowers who are experiencing short-term financial difficulties. The program, known as the Hardship Accommodation Plan, allows eligible borrowers to make reduced loan payments for six months. However, it’s important to note that interest on these loans will continue to accrue, which may increase or create a balloon payment at the end of the loan term.

In addition,

Monday, May 1, 2023 | Financial tools and management

Bookkeeping is an essential process for small businesses. Keeping detailed information about income, expenses and investments can help entrepreneurs understand their finances better, make informed decisions, and effectively manage operations and expectations for the future.

Learn six tips to do start bookkeeping for you small business.

Monday, March 20, 2023 | Business planning and strategy, Financial tools and management, Retirement

Whether you are a seasoned business owner or a first-time entrepreneur, it’s never too early to consider approaches to building long-term wealth through your small business. Although there are many tactics to achieving financial security and building wealth, here are some key strategies for small business owners to consider. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 | Business assistance, Access to Capital

Small business owners know that one of the greatest barriers to success is a lack of access to capital. For Black business owners, this challenge is heightened, with large banks approving just 29% of loans sought by Black-owned small businesses compared to 60% of loans sought by white-owned small businesses. This is why it is critical that Black-owned small businesses are supported in order to build an equitable economy. In honor of Black History Month, we have compiled a list of funding and business assistance opportunities geared toward Black entrepreneurs. 

Monday, January 30, 2023 | Retirement

Small businesses are undergoing a major shift in the business landscape, which is prompting them to reassess their future. Getting ready for retirement involves thorough planning, assessing available retirement options, and taking ownership of your finances. A recently passed law, known as Secure 2.0, is providing a number of changes that could help strengthen the retirement system for small businesses and their employees in the United States. 

Here are the major changes that small business owners and their employees can expect from Secure 2.0.

Monday, December 12, 2022 | Access to Capital

Tight profit margins and recent workforce shortages have made it a struggle for childcare providers to keep their doors open. This is why access to funding is critical to help childcare providers in Colorado start, maintain and grow their businesses. We have compiled a list of grant opportunities and incentives available to childcare providers in Colorado.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | Taxes, Healthcare

So you’ve heard about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), but what exactly does it mean for your small business? The answer may surprise you. Below you will find an overview of the provisions and investments in the IRA.

Thursday, September 8, 2022 | Access to Capital

Latino and Hispanic entrepreneurs are starting small businesses at a faster rate than other groups, accounting for 44% of growth rate in the past decade. However, disparities in access to capital remain, particularly how Latino-owned businesses have been able to raise capital during the pandemic. This is why access to grant funding is critical to help them start, maintain, and grow their businesses. We have compiled a list of grant opportunities available to Latino and Hispanic businesses in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans from September 15 to October 15.