A business plan is a vital tool for your business. You know this, but writing one still sounds daunting. Don’t let it. You already have a plan for your business in your head. All you’re doing when you write a business plan is taking the information from your head and putting it on paper.
Business planning and strategy
Eres el dueño y cabeza de tu pequeño negocio quien dirige todo. Entiendes que el tiempo es dinero, y estar preparado puede recortar el tiempo que lleva conseguir un préstamo para un pequeño negocio. Aunque siempre andes de prisa, nuestra lista digital es fácil de usar y diseñada para plataformas móviles, y puede ayudar a prepararte y mantenerte organizado durante el proceso de solicitar un préstamo.
You’re the CEO of your small business – the Chief Everything Officer. You understand that time = money, and being prepared can shorten the time it takes to get a small business loan. Even when you’re on the go, our mobile friendly, easy-to-use digital checklist, also called a loan package, can help you get prepared, and stay organized, during your loan application process.
If you need help creating any of the items in this checklist, visit our Resources page to find a business assistance organization in your area that can help you.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY.
Rhonda Abrams, Special for USA TODAY
America loves small business, and from April 29 to May 5, America observes “Small Business Week,” dedicated to recognizing the best small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
I also want to recognize the best small-business support in the country: the consultants of America’s SBDC — Small Business Development Center — network.
National Small Business Week, which began on Sunday, April 29 and runs through Saturday, May 5, is a time to highlight the role small businesses play in our economy. Small businesses represent 99% of all employer firms and account for half of our nation’s jobs and economic output. Innovation by small businesses spurs growth throughout the entire economy and boosts prosperity in their local communities, and NSBW is an important time to celebrate these contributions.
This article originally appeared on Forbes.com
Rohit Arora, Forbes.com Contributor
April is often associated with spring cleaning and reorganizing, which means you finally made the time go through that overflowing junk drawer or to organize last year’s financial statements for the tax filing deadline. But when it comes to your finances, you can use this time to do more than just file your tax return documents thanks to the resources provided as part of National Financial Literacy Month.
Throughout Women’s History Month, we celebrate the economic, social and political contributions that women make to our world. Women account for roughly half of the American workforce, attain higher levels of education than men and are an increasing share of primary or solo breadwinners. There is no doubt that for America to thrive, we must promote the economic empowerment of women. Central to women’s economic success is women’s entrepreneurship, which contributes significantly to overall economic growth and prosperity.
As Black History Month comes to a close, it’s important to take some time to focus on the contributions and potential of African-American entrepreneurs. Businesses owned by people of color are crucial to growing the American economy, adding more than $300 billion in sales in 2012 alone.
A federal tax lien is filed by the federal government when you owe money in taxes to the IRS. These documents ensure that the government will receive the taxes they are owed by giving them a right or claim to your personal property. Liens look bad on your credit report and can be difficult to remove, but there are resources to help you resolve the issue.