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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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Date Posted: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

If you own a store, you know that Memorial Day weekend likely means extra business. In 2018, consumers said they expected to spend an estimated $36 billion during the three-day holiday weekend, according to MFour Mobile Research and Vistar Media. That works out to an average of $489.46 per adult with men expected to spend an […]

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Date Posted: Friday, April 26th, 2019

It seems like happiness and owning one’s own business go hand-in-hand. Thirty-seven percent of current and would-be small business owners rated their happiness a “10” on a scale of 1-to-10, according to a survey by small business lender Guidant Financial and LendingClub. The average rating was “8” and almost three-quarters of the more than 2,700 […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

National Small Business Week is May 5-11. As part of the activities, on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE are hosting two days of webinars covering a variety of topics of interest to small business owners. The hour-long programs range from an explanation of  SBA’s various funding programs to how to improve your […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

One question small business owners often face is where they should open their business. Should they open in one town, or the town next door? In making that decision, business owners may want to find out as much they can about the market in a particular city or town. For example, how many people (potential […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Confused about which taxes to file as a small business owner? The U.S. Small Business Administration offers an online guide to business taxes. Generally, there are five types of business taxes, according to the guide: Income tax Self-employment tax Estimated tax Employer tax Excise tax One thing business owners will need to do, SBA says, is […]

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