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The problems with crowd funding

It’s easy to look at crowd funding as the new, great alternate to bank loans. After all, there are very famous success stories now of individuals that have used IndieGoGo and Kickstarter to jump start and fund a new, innovative project. Few business owners and entrepreneurs however, are aware of the cons attached to […]

April 17th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on The problems with crowd funding|

Small Businesses harmed by tax season

It’s no secret that tax season is a source of misery for most. Having to organize receipts for job-related expenses and mailing federal and state tax payments practically ensures that come April 15, pocketbooks are significantly less full.

For small businesses however, there is a more substantial cost that comes with the tax season. […]

April 15th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Small Businesses harmed by tax season|
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    California ranked among top states for entrepreneurial activity

California ranked among top states for entrepreneurial activity

In a recent report released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation,  California continues to remain a hotbed for entrepreneurs. According to the report, California had 400 per 100,000 adults creating businesses each month during 2013. Moreover, San Francisco had the highest percentage of entrepreneurial activity among the nation’s 15 largest metropolitan statistical areas. Other […]

April 10th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, Featured|Comments Off on California ranked among top states for entrepreneurial activity|

2014 Tech for Small Business Owners

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A report released by Pew Research Center showed that 87% of adults in the United States (18 and older) now use the internet. And while this may seem to be obvious to many, it’s important to show the reach that a well-designed website and closely intertwined social media platforms provide. As […]

April 8th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on 2014 Tech for Small Business Owners|

The Entrepreneurial Generation

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Over the past few years, Members of Generation Y, also known as Millennials, have been characterized by the media as being the ‘worst generation ever’. Whether it’s the stereotype that Millennials are entitled or privileged to the generalization that they’re disloyal in the workplace, critics of Generation Y point […]

April 4th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, Featured|Comments Off on The Entrepreneurial Generation|

Bad credit hurts growth among small businesses

It’s no secret that small businesses are an integral component in the recovery of the U.S. economy. The Small Business Administration (SBA) notes that, “access to funding for small businesses is a part of job and economic growth,” but also points to a severe issue facing funding for these businesses: bad credit.

The SBA, in […]

March 31st, 2014|Audio, Design, Photo|Comments Off on Bad credit hurts growth among small businesses|