With traditional employment losing popularity and the increased interest in entrepreneurship, more people take the leap to start a small business. However, low-dollar loans have not been easy to obtain, especially in underserved communities. Not until now. While small business owners still have to meet loan qualifying criteria, the government has made some key changes to the loan application and approval process, which will streamline some of the requirements banks use to grant SBA-backed loans.
Here are the changes you should know as a small business owner:
Get Out DEM Votes, a Linda Incorporated venture, will launch tomorrow, June 7th, at the Democratic Convention in Raleigh, NC. The Get Out DEM Votes slogan and its tagline “Because being RIGHT has never been so WRONG” was conceived by copywriter Linda Gutin in the summer of 2010 when she heard that there had been a shift in polls to favor the Republican party, even though there are more registered Democrats than Republicans. The venture aims to increase voter turnout among liberals and progressives.
Proposals are a lot of work. It can be really frustrating to put all the time, energy and money into developing a formal proposal and then lose the deal anyway. Here are five great tips that will increase your next proposal's chances of winning:
In life we have many opportunities that are placed before us and we have to choose how to react to each of these opportunities. We make these decisions based on many facts. Sometimes we make the best decision and sometimes we make the worst decision; most of the time we fall right in the middle. Those that excel in our area of expertise, make the right/better decision more often than not. Sales professionals have numerous opportunities each and every day for new and repeat business and those that shine over time are those that make the better decisions.
On the road again, this past weekend heading to one of the cities I frequented when I was in college and boy, has it changed! Looking at the businesses and which ones are still there, gone or changed. The "old" diner that was there 20 years ago is still there with almost the same menu. The trendy sports bar on the corner is now a Starbucks (this was probably a result of letting just a bit too many underage drinkers drink), the staple Irish bar has changed its colors from dark and green to light blue and airy--oh! and some of the beers on tap have changed as well.
In the dictionary, business is defined as:
Main Entry: busi·ness
Pronunciation: \?biz-n?s, -n?z, Southern also ?bid-\
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English bisynesse, from bisy busy + -nesse -ness
Date: 14th century
On February 27th Royale Marketing are partnering with American Cancer Society to bring you The Oscar Party.
This promises to be a very special event.
An open bar reception at 6.30 PM , will precede a 3 course black tie Dinner whilst watching the award ceremony. After Dinner, there will be an amazing live auction, with 100% of profits going to The American Cancer Society
To end the evening there will be a special DJ who will spin till 2.30 am
We now have more and more electronic devices in use, and we want all our information, in all the locations, all the time. This causes a dilemma, since most of the devices have different versions of each program, with different features, and they not only change from device to device but from version of device to version of device -- you get the picture -- big mess. Data gets lost, and sometimes data gets duplicated, and we don't know why or how this stuff is supposed to "work".
Box of Rain's client Family Matters—the game that helps families get to know each other better (and have fun doing it)—will soon be on shelves in over 200 Toys-R-Us stores nationwide! Besides Toys-R-Us, the game can be purchased from Amazon.com. Watch for the game at other retail outlets soon—our rep is now speaking to Barnes & Noble among others; his distributor wants the game for big dot-com customers (e.g., Wal-Mart) so things might get interesting in a mass kind of way.