Best Practices

U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Awards and Launches New Resources

New awards and new programs from the Small Business Administration

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Loudoun SourceLink: How to Win a Pitch Competition

Win the attention and respect of investors and CEOs at pitch competitions.

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MOSourceLink: Business Forms Breakdown

Benefit corps, L3Cs, social purpose corps, LLCs, partnerships, OH MY! There are tons of options when determining what type of business entity you should select for your business. How do you choose?

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KCSourceLink: Hiring (the Right) Employees

With recruiting and hiring costing U.S. businesses $72 billion a year the tips included in this article and the infographic can be the difference between your company being a dud or a rock-star diva.

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Host an InnovateHER Business Competition

The SBA is once again launching InnovateHER, a national prize competition aimed at unearthing products and services that impact women’s lives through local business competitions.

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EDA Opens Grant Applications for Entrepreneurial Communities

Check out this new grant announcement for entrepreneurial communities from the EDA.

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IASourceLink: 10 Free Learning Resources for Entrepreneurs

You don’t have to be in school to learn a new skill. It’s amazing how many free online courses are out there. Here are 10 learning resources for entrepreneurs (and anyone else interested in increasing their knowledge this summer).

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KCSourceLink: 7 Tips to Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attacks

Sixty percent of small firms go out of business within six months of a data breach. Here are some tips you can take to protect your data and your business.

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MOSourceLink: Crowdfunding? Is That Still a Thing?

Crowdfunding campaigns can yield more than raising capital. Consider it for market research and creating awareness.

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From Our Inbox: SBA Initiatives to Inspire New Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration is working on several initiatives to inspire and educate Millennial and minority entrepreneurs.

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ScaleUp America & Regional Innovation Clusters

Take advantage of these opportunities from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Kauffman Foundation Issues RFP to Help Scale Programs That Support Entrepreneurs

The Kauffman Foundation is accepting grant proposals from organizations that are seeking to expand programs that demonstrate evidence of success in supporting entrepreneurs in the United States.

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Loudoun SourceLink: Are You Charging Enough for Your Product or Service?

When you don’t charge enough for your product or service, you’re basically telling customers that there’s nothing special about what you sell.

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IASourceLink: 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Blogging

Wondering how you can get more customers interested in your business? Give blogging a chance.

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MOSourceLink: 5 Big Brand Strategies for Small Businesses

Follow these 5 Rules to utilize big brand strategies for your small business.

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