Small business, big impact (A small business development center receives innovation award)

by Jared Lewis May 4, 2017, 1:23
Small business, big impact (A small business development center receives innovation award)

In addition to today's events, Santander will be celebrating National Small Business Week all month long by hosting in-branch rallies and networking events at over 150 of its top small business branches, where small business owners will have the opportunity to meet and discuss best practices. "At the beginning of my Administration, I met with small business owners who continue to struggle under too many burdensome regulations".

Cecilia and Nestor Torres are the mom and pop owners of Casa Papel, a boutique paper design and print company on North 2nd Street in Northern Liberties.

Real-time mentoring assistance: The NJ BAC call center is a readily available resource for business owners seeking immediate assistance for issues including: financing and incentives programs, permitting and regulatory processes, and site selection services.

These numbers, though, only represent a portion of what the small business means in many of our communities.

"We are trying to make a bigger voice for small business in this town", said Dreiling, whose Fleet Feet now has two locations in Tulsa and another in Broken Arrow.

"The Future of Illinois' Small Business Development Centers", includes actionable recommendations.

The SBA Region VIII is also featuring events in other states within its region, as well as several webinars on doing business with different government agencies, including the military, local government and transportation departments. Over the past five months, the SBA has guaranteed more loans in Fresno County than the same time period previous year, and the number of local business owners using the SBA's 504 loan program to buy big-ticket items like commercial real estate and equipment doubled during the same period. By shopping locally, more money flows into the local economy and creates more jobs, more income and economic growth.

In 2015, the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of MA formalized a partnership to jointly certify women and minority-owned businesses eager to pursue public sector contracts.

This optimism is driving action for investments, as 23 percent of Miami area business owners plan to apply for a loan in 2017, the highest of any market surveyed. So if you know one person, they are going to know one person who knows somebody else.

Doctor also pointed to a Vision-funded retail study and the Peoria bus rapid transit line as specific projects that will directly or indirectly benefit small businesses.

About the first five years she owned a business, Lori Dreiling said she worked seven days a week.

Trujillo said he and his staff try to do everything they can to try and help a new business thrive.

About a third of the business owners surveyed said their revenues exceeded expectations in 2016, vs. 18 percent nationwide.

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