The Big Power of Small Businesses 1

The Big Power of Small Businesses

  by Corrine Casanova According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), over half of the U.S. workforce either owns or works for a small business. In fact, small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs in the private sectors. Rachel Dahl, a sixth generation Nevadan, has been the Senior Area Manager…

Factoring—the loan alternative

Factoring— The Loan Alternative

   By: Craig A. Ruark   A loan is a loan whether it is a government-backed SBA loan, a secured equity loan through a bank, or a personal loan through an associate, each of them has a principal and interest amount that must be paid back, either in a lump sum or over time.  …

7 Myths About SBA 504 Loans

7 Myths About SBA 504 Loans

  by Evan Dickson, President, Nevada State Development Corporation The following seven myths and facts refer to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Commercial Loan Program. MYTH 1: It takes four to six months to get a loan approval. Fact: You can obtain an SBA approval as quickly as ten business days. Tip: Provide your lender with a…

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Workers’ Comp: Survival in the Age of the Employee

by Mike Menath During the Great Recession (2007-2012) there was one silver lining for business owners. They had a distinct advantage when it came to hiring quality employees. Jobs were so precious that an employer was in a position of strength when it came to carefully hand selecting a competitive team. Those business owners with…

Startup Deck 2.0

21 Habits for Success Pt. 2

by Jeffrey Benjamin Your daily habits determine your destiny. You are the sum of your thoughts and actions. You can make a difference in your life. Last month I shared the first 10 of the 21 habits for success. Here are the remaining successful habits. Define yourself. If you let others define you, you might…

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Does Your Safety Net Have Gaping Holes?

by Mike Menath   If you’re like most business owners, running your operation can often feel like walking across a high wire, one mile up, in hurricane winds. Reaching your goals ahead is exhilarating each step of the way, but odds are there will be some major trip-ups along your envisioned path to success. And…

What’s Your Budget and Target Audience?

by Peter Fishburn So, you are launching your long-awaited business venture. Congratulations. Did you put aside a marketing/advertising/promotions budget? I have been told this is something new start-ups either forget or begin with insufficient funds to really tell their audience their story and how to find them.   Once you have a budget, who is…