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Date Posted: Friday, October 25th, 2019

Before investing your time, effort and finances into building a business, it’s important to determine first whether your idea will fly with your target market. In a column in Entrepreneur.com, contributor Adam Bernstein offers some important suggestions that would-be business owners shouldn’t overlook. Identify your core consumers and come up with a product or service that […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Do you want to take your small business up a notch? Apply for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, a free, 13-week business skills course offered at the Community College of Philadelphia. The program uses curriculum developed by Babson College, one of the nation’s top schools for entrepreneurship. Participants work one-on-one with business advisers […]

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Date Posted: Monday, August 12th, 2019

Lots of people ease into entrepreneurship. Before quitting a job, they try out their side hustle for awhile to see whether it has the makings of a full-time business. Steve Strauss, small business columnist for the Asbury Park Press, poses four questions any budding entrepreneur should ask themselves before taking the leap. Have you tried […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

It’s summertime and if you’re a small business owner you know what that means… employees asking to schedule some well-deserved vacation time. That can be a real challenge for a small business owner with a small staff that will need to fill in when other employees are off. TrackSmart, a maker of software that tracks employee hours, offers […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Do you own a business, or are you thinking of opening one? If so, consider signing up for the Launcher program, a 12-week entrepreneurship course run by West End Neighborhood House that starts Sept. 3. The program is open to people who either reside in or whose business is located in West Side Wilmington (west of 1-95), […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Delaware has so many great coffee shops, where the atmosphere is as inviting as the coffee. If you run a coffee shop, or are thinking of starting one, you might want to check out a recent blog post by Biz2Credit, an online platform for small business loans. The post offers a number of suggestions on how […]

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Date Posted: Friday, June 21st, 2019

Many small business owners report it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain a bank loan for their business, according to a new survey released this month. Just over 31 percent of small businesses (defined as those with annual revenue of less than $5 million) were able to secure a bank loan in the current quarter, according to the latest […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, June 13th, 2019

A Feb. 2018 survey of almost 3,000 business owners found most are optimistic about how they expect their business will do in 2019.| Seventy seven percent of owners of businesses in existence five years or more said they expect to increase profits this year, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation report, “Breaking Barriers: The […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Watching the bottom line is key for small business owners. An article from financial website, The Motley Fool, offers three tips for things your small business might be able to reduce, or eliminate, in order to save a few dollars. Take a look at the number of people you employ full-time. Are all of them busy […]

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Date Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

A new report from online lending platform Fundera finds that companies in the electronics manufacturing, building materials/home furnishings and retail industries had the greatest success in obtaining a business loan. Fundera looked at data from more than 6,500 businesses in 58 industries that applied for a loan on Fundera’s platform in the three months ended March 31. […]

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