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Mapping your path with a business plan

July 29, 2013

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by Bruce Hodgman —  You would not start out on a cross-country trek without a map, so why would you try to start a business without a business plan? The importance of a comprehensive, thoughtful business plan cannot be overemphasized. A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals and serves as your firm’s […]

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Financing your business with the SBA’s help

April 13, 2013

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by Bruce Hodgman —  Perhaps no activity in starting up a new business or in laying plans for growth of an existing business will have as much impact on your prospects for success over the long run as ensuring adequate financing. How do you go about financing your enterprise? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) […]

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Venture capital from the SBA

February 5, 2013

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by Bruce L. Hodgman —  Emerging entrepreneurs absolutely must have access to capital in order to identify their prospects and achieve their goals. While many other tools and skills are indispensable to entrepreneurial success, the ability to access capital when required is supreme among them. One of the many ways the U.S. Small Business Administration […]

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Let’s talk business

September 30, 2012

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by Elyse Ann —  Most people are familiar with the term “business plan.” Some have even written one for their own business, or work for a company that has one in place. Business plans help us focus on our annual goals and objectives. Many of you made resolutions on New Year’s Eve. You may have […]

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What makes a good business plan?

September 12, 2012

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by Bruce Hodgman —  First of all, let’s begin with some business plan basics. A business plan should be a realistic view of the expectations and long-term objectives for a new or existing venture. It should provide the framework within which the business will operate and, ultimately, succeed or fail. For entrepreneurs seeking external support […]

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Planting the seeds for a stronger family

August 11, 2012

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by Lesli Gee —  With today’s crazy schedules, most families are beyond tired. They are exhausted from the morning carpool rush, the back-to-back meetings, the barrage of emails, texts and tweets, and the chauffeuring of overscheduled kids to triple-booked activities. Then there is the rush to pick up dinner, the struggles over homework and the […]

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