Four Steps To Secure A Loan For Your Small Business

Adria MossSmall Business Loans, Small Business Resources

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As a small business grows, it’s almost inevitable that it will need some type of capital injection. Even if you’re doing everything right, there are times when your profit just isn’t enough to reinvest into the business to take advantage of new opportunities. Perhaps the company needs to hire more people, expand to a new location, or fulfill a large purchase order. As exciting as this growth can be, securing an investment can also be overwhelming. We meet and talk with small business owners every day who need capital to grow, but aren’t sure what lenders need or look for. Below are four tips from the small business lender to help you with securing a small business loan. Before starting a conversation with a potential lender, it is important that a small business owner knows how much money the business needs, and what it will be used for. For example, … Read More

Small Business Resources Roundup

Patrick DugganSmall Business Resources

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Each month, we bring you the latest roundup of resources for small business owners bootstrapping their businesses and creating quality jobs in their communities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @PCVtweets. Every Monday we post a new collection of new must-read small business resources, articles, and news. Are there any specific areas your business needs advice in? Let us know, and we’ll search for what you need to add to our monthly roundup.

Small Business Resources Roundup

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

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Each month, we bring you the latest roundup of resources for small business owners bootstrapping their businesses and creating quality jobs in their communities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @PCVtweets. Every Monday we post a new collection of new must-read small business resources, articles, and news. Are there any specific areas your business needs advice in? Let us know, and we’ll search for what you need to add to our monthly roundup.  

Free Small Business Webinar: Retail Is Alive And Well

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business ResourcesLeave a Comment

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In this free small business webinar on strategies and best practices to stay competitive and thrive in retail, BusinessAdvising.org hosted Joe Alexander, founder of Nest Bedding, one of the leading online mattress and bedding brands. In this free webinar you’ll learn about: How a customer-centric approach pays off Tools and strategies for small businesses operating retail brick-and-mortar and online storefronts How to stay competitive in today’s dynamic retail environment   Joe Alexander is a pro bono advisor with BusinessAdvising.org, and the founder of Nest Bedding, one of the leading online mattress and bedding brands. His beds can be found in the homes of some top athletes and celebrities (and Pacific Community Ventures’ staff!) and he’s been lauded in publications such as the Huffington Post, Men’s Fitness and Refinery 29. In 2012, he bootstrapped Nest Bedding and grew it into a $20 million dollar a year force in the mattress and … Read More

Small Business Resources Monthly Roundup

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

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Each month, we bring you the latest roundup of resources for small business owners bootstrapping their businesses and creating quality jobs in their communities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @PCVtweets. Every Monday we post a new collection of new must-read small business resources, articles, and news. Are there any specific areas your business needs advice in? Let us know, and we’ll search for what you need to add to our monthly roundup.  

Small Business Resources Monthly Roundup

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

Each month, we bring you the latest roundup of resources for small business owners bootstrapping their businesses and creating quality jobs in their communities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @PCVtweets. Every Monday we post a new collection of new must-read small business resources, articles, and news. Are there any specific areas your business needs advice in? Let us know, and we’ll search for what you need to add to our monthly roundup.  

Your Lease Is Your Asset! Tips To Secure A Retail Space

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business ResourcesLeave a Comment

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BusinessAdvising.org hosted Lisa Zahner, Executive Director of Urban Solutions — for a free webinar on better understanding how your commercial lease is a vital part of your small business. In this free webinar, Lisa covered topics related to: The optimal lease length for your small business How to avoid hidden costs How to negotiate for favorable terms Lisa Zahner is Executive Director of Urban Solutions, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to thrive in competitive markets. She has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Urban Solutions’ staff, programs ,and execution of its mission: to strengthen underserved neighborhoods by supporting small businesses, job creation, diversity and sustainability. Lisa’s professional experience spans from her own startup businesses to management consulting, real estate investment, and community economic development. She looks for exciting and interesting ways to activate vacant retail storefronts, to bring life-giving businesses to … Read More

Get Ready For Small Business Saturday 2016

Patrick DugganPCV News, Quality Jobs, Small Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Loans, Small Business Resources

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Now in its seventh year, Small Business Saturday serves as the kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. Each year, shoppers spend tens of billions at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Focusing on small businesses and local jobs directly combats income inequality. Small businesses create jobs — 70% of the jobs created since the end of the recession came from small businesses, as opposed to zero net new jobs from giant corporations. But simply creating jobs won’t stem the tide of income inequality. The kinds of jobs being created, and where those jobs drive their wealth, matters just as much. Our friends at Fit Small Business recently looked into why Small Business Saturday is so important for these job-creating community businesses: Over half (52%) of consumers plan to shop the weekend following Thanksgiving. 1 in 4 holiday shoppers (24%) are planning to “shop small” and … Read More

Small Business Resources Monthly Roundup

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

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Each month, we bring you the latest roundup of resources for small business owners bootstrapping their businesses and creating quality jobs in their communities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @PCVtweets. Every Monday we post a new collection of new must-read small business resources, articles, and news. Are there any specific areas your business needs advice in? Let us know, and we’ll search for what you need to add to our monthly roundup.  

Webinar on The Secrets to Getting The Right Small Business Loan

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business ResourcesLeave a Comment

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BusinessAdvising.org hosted Marshall Lebovits, experienced advisor with 30 years in the banking and finance industry, for a free webinar on on the tips and tricks to finding and securing the right loan for your small business. In this free webinar, Marshall covered topics related to: The pros and cons of using debt capital to grow your small business How to best tell your small business’ story to a lender 12 ways you can close the deal With almost 30 years of experience in the secured financing industry, Marshall’s passion is helping growing companies with non-dilutive, asset-backed financing solutions. These companies typically lack access to capital for reasons including a short time in business, hyper-growth sales, customer concentrations, weak cash flow, or highly-leveraged balance sheets. Companies who benefit from Marshall’s advice usually have around $500,000 in revenues and may have B2B accounts receivable, inventory, purchase orders, or equipment that can be offered to a lender … Read More