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Small Business Grants for Women: 11 Incredible Opportunities

Here’s to women in small business! Several lenders and corporations have acknowledged female entrepreneurs' disadvantages in the lending market. They have attempted to reduce gender inequality and build the economy with these 11 small business grant opportunities for women.

Posted on: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:25am

Bertelson Precast Success Story!

Everyone Loves a Happy Ending

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Posted on: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:03pm

A Simple 6-Step Process to Starting a Small Business

Is 2019 the year that you take your bright idea and turn it into a small business or startup? Making the decision to start your own business can be intimidating – but with knowledge, passion, and a set plan, the sky’s the limit for your dreams.

Posted on: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:55am

Changes that affect your business in 2019

Beginning January 2019, there have been some new developments in employment regulations:

Minimum Wage Change

Posted on: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 11:47am

Top 5 Traits That Make Veterans Great Entrepreneurs

Having recently celebrated Veterans Day, we want to say THANK YOU this week to all of our veterans for their service. In addition to expressing our thanks, it is part of our mission at Central CA SBDC Network to help veterans succeed in new and growing business ventures.

Posted on: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 11:25am

How H.R. 5050 Changed Entrepreneurship For Women

Women as entrepreneurs have come a long way in shaping the nation’s economic landscape since the women’s business ownership act of 1988, also known as H.R. 5050. The 30-day countdown begins to mark 30-years of H.R. 5050 advancing generations of women in small business.

Posted on: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 9:18am

75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Success

This article provides 75 quotes to motivate you and your team. If an employee went out of their way to service a customer or help out a co-worker, do not hesitate to praise them.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:40pm

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Do not let sourcing funds be an impediment to owning a business. With a commitment to succeed and a small investment, starting a business is easier than you may think. You can be up and running in a matter of days! Read more...

Posted on: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 5:01pm

11 Strategies to Lead and Succeed as a Minority Woman

All businesses face economic and workforce challenges. Businesses owned by African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and other minority women including those with disabilities tend to be small and face additional challenges in competing with larger proprietors.

Posted on: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 2:35pm

Optimizing your Website Address

Your URL, also known as your domain name, is a marketing message, and how you present it says a lot to your audience - especially if you're targeting an audience 40 or under. Presenting it the way you did 20, 10 or even 5 years ago risks being 'out of sync' with what your audience expects to see...

Posted on: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8:53am

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.