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10 Tips for Navigating Family Life as an Entrepreneur

Posted on 8/28/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Personal Development

Entrepreneurship's ups and downs can have a devastating effect on your family. What is one practical tip you have for entrepreneurs who are falling short in this department?

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5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For

Posted on 8/27/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business

Though it still may be barbecue and beach season, the end of 2014 will be here before you know it. For consumers, this means holiday shopping and New Year's resolutions. But for business owners, it also means getting financial ducks in a row in preparation for the upcoming tax season.

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Six Crowdfunding Sites Crucial For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Posted on 8/21/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Financing Your Small Business

Now that crowdfunding has gone mainstream which one should you use?

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Small business owners aiming to unseat incumbents in midterms, poll shows

Posted on 8/20/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Policy

Small business owners are less than pleased with the broken system in Washington, and many are apparently looking to elect new lawmakers.

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How to Win Clients Your First Week in Business

Posted on 8/14/2014 by Ray Lamboy in Marketing Your Business

Entrepreneurs often have the mentality, "If you build it, they will come." And often they are disappointed. Just because you launch a company, you can't expect clients to be knocking down your door, begging to sign up for your service or buy your product. Building a company and generating revenue takes time.

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Study: Before people shop at a small business, they check Facebook

Posted on 8/13/2014 by Ray Lamboy in Marketing Your Business

Among the social networks, Facebook has done the most to court small businesses — and, it appears for good reason. A new study from G/O Digital, the digital marketing wing of Gannett, finds that consumers use Facebook for product research more than any other social media outlet.

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5 Things Smart Leaders Do to Empower Employees

Posted on 8/7/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business

You know you want a self-motivated team. Here's how to get there.

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Opinion: Getting faster loans to more small businesses, especially in underserved communities

Posted on 8/6/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy Small Business Policy

As regional administrator for Region II of the U.S. Small Business Administration, it’s my job, and the job of the agency, to try to help as many small-business owners and entrepreneurs as possible to access the capital they need.

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