The federal government spends billions of dollars on contracts each year, making it the largest buyer of goods and services in the country. Working with the government as a supplier or contractor is a huge opportunity for small businesses, especially since federal agencies are mandated to contract at least 23% to small business owners.
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Are you one of the 300,000 U.S.-based small businesses that export your products and services to international markets? Do you know there are ways to protect your company’s assets from non-payment by foreign buyers and to improve your cash flow?
This post originally appeared on Small Business Majority.
This post originally appeared on the blog of our partner, CDC Small Business Finance.
Are you looking into a small business loan? Before filling out an application, you’ll want to know whether you have a high enough credit score to qualify for financing. And if your score is not quite there yet, don’t give up — you have the power to fix your credit yourself.
As a small business owner, your relationships with your community and your peers are essential to your success. Your fellow business owners can provide much needed support and advice as you grow your small business. This is why many new entrepreneurs turn to a mentor who has already paved their own path. But, a successful mentorship takes effort. Here are some tips on how to have a successful mentor-mentee relationship.
This post orginally appeared on the blog of our partner, CDC Small Business Finance.
If you’re a business owner, money matters are often top of mind. Is my company bringing in enough revenue? Will I have enough saved up for retirement? How much will I owe in taxes this year?
Do you have a great idea for a new business and want to start your journey as an entrepreneur? Starting a business can seem like a daunting task and you might need some help figuring out if you’re ready to turn your idea into a reality. Watch our video for tips to help you determine if your business idea has legs.
Small business owners like you can do a lot on your own to get your business up and running, including writing a business plan, applying for a license or permit and applying for an employer identification number. However, there are some legal tasks better left to professionals.