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Small Business Development Centers Guide


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As a small business owner, you don't have to go it alone. There are resources out there to help, especially when it comes to finding loans and resources you need to grow your business. Use this presentation as a guide to help you succeed.

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Small Business Development Centers Guide

  1. 1. Small Business Development Centers You Don’t Have to Go It Alone
  2. 2. Fact: Small business owners face a shrinking capital market.
  3. 3. Small business loan volume has fallen 14% since 2000. “Micro” business loans (less than $100K) have seen a 33% drop. The Huffington Post, 4/2014
  4. 4. What resources can help level the playing field?
  5. 5. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers: • Free consulting • Low-cost training opportunities Visit
  6. 6. Seeing your business dreams become reality takes vision, discipline and persistence.
  7. 7. Through the SBA and Small Business Development Centers, you have resources: • Business videos & online training. • Enhance business skills & build your local network.
  8. 8. More than 40% of SBOs said they couldn’t access loans over the past two years. Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 4/2014
  9. 9. The SBA guarantees loans so you can work with advisors who know how to monetize your business.
  10. 10. If you’re a first-time entrepreneur, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  11. 11. Entrepreneurs can’t be experts in all categories: • Accounting • Finance • Human Resources • Marketing • Payroll • Sales
  12. 12. Entrepreneurs benefit from life-long learning.
  13. 13. Identify advisors who are experts in the various aspects of your business. Seek advice through The SCORE Association. Visit The SCORE
  14. 14. The journey of an entrepreneur begins with an idea—it’s far from over after a successful launch. Take advantage of the opportunities. Learn and grow your business.
  15. 15. Easy. Online. SurePayroll. Discover More For more small business tips, visit The Payroll Blog. The Payroll Blog