BUSINESS PLANS: The Blueprint, The Action Plan, The Capital Plan What is the PURPOSE of your plan?

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By Carlos Mejia Castillo Perhaps now, more than ever before, the importance of Planning in Small Business is at the forefront of sustainability factors. Today’s successful entrepreneurs have done yesterday’s hard work: setting goals, designing action plans to reach them, and building plans for growth based on measurable metrics. Every business owner has different goals

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CARES Act: Beware of Fraud

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By Brad Scribner, Nevada SBDC With almost $1 trillion in U.S. Small Business Administration CARES funding loaned and granted to struggling businesses across the U.S., it’s unsurprising that some would attempt to capitalize on the largest federal financial assistance bill in history. And while many have attempted to defraud the government, many more are out

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Community organizations work together to sustain rural businesses during COVID-19 pandemic

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Brad Scribner, Nevada SBDC As struggling small businesses continue to scour for grants and loans in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southwest Central Regional Economic Development Authority has teamed up with mining operations in Nye and Esmerelda Counties to provide $5,000 grants to rural small businesses, setting an example for aiding vulnerable communities

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Creating Connections is Crucial for Small Businesses

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In any business environment, making connections and expanding outreach can have a massive impact on your company’s bottom line. Along with increased market visibility, networking can bring opportunities to develop relationships with like-minded business owners and build a sense of camaraderie that can help sustain an entrepreneur through their darkest hours. If you’ve ever found

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Online Marketing for Small Businesses

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Small business owners are some of the busiest people around. They manage business strategy, monitor the budget, plan inventory, hire staff and, yes, sometimes even clean toilets. And then – a new trend comes along and gets added to the mix. Like online marketing. To help busy business owners tie online marketing to their on-site

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