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Welcome To The Rising Tide – Nicole!

We sat down with our newest employee Nicole and asked her a few questions so that everyone can see her passion and willingness to help.  Thank you for joining the team Nicole! (Q) What do you want people to know about you? I am an idea generator and relationship builder. I provide the greatest impact ... Read More
 
Veteran Owned Businesses Succeed More Frequently

Veteran Owned Businesses Succeed More Frequently

Veterans have a big impact on the American economy.  Did you know that 2.4 million small businesses in the United States are veteran-owned and employ over 5.8 million people?   Entrepreneurship is a major career path that many veterans consider because of the many skills they acquire during their active military service.  Therefore, what are some ... Read More
 
5 Small Business Cyber Security Tips

5 Small Business Cyber Security Tips

As a small business the phrase “cyber security” may seem overwhelming or scary.  After all, our businesses aren’t based online so why do I need to worry about cyber security?  If this pandemic has taught us 1 thing, it is that we are integrating more and more with technology everyday.  While our business is not ... Read More
 
Let’s Welcome Velka Sanchez to The Rising Tide!

Let’s Welcome Velka Sanchez to The Rising Tide!

1. What do you want people to know about you? I am the new lender for The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund. I have a bachelor’s degree in science with two concentrations: Finance & Accounting. I am passionate about assessing financial health and analyzing data. Learning is one of the things that I enjoy the ... Read More
 
Meet Our Newest Team Member – Yashira

Meet Our Newest Team Member – Yashira

(Q) What do you want people to know about you? (Yashira) My name is Yashira Villegas have lived in Bethlehem my whole life and I have seen many changes in the community. I am very excited to do my part in the continued growth within the business atmosphere. I truly love business and it’s a ... Read More
 
3 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Do This Fall

3 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Do This Fall

As a new season approaches this will be a different fall than ever before.  This time of year is typically filled with back to school ideas and specials as we say farewell to summer.  This year has been consumed by COVID and we have had to make major adjustments operating our business and our lives.  ... Read More
 
Welcome to The Rising Tide – Tom Stine

Welcome to The Rising Tide – Tom Stine

Check out our newest hire Tom Stine and his passion for helping people!  Welcome to the team! As the new RTCLF Business Advisor, I’m excited to be of service to the community’s entrepreneurs and business owners who make this region hum. I’ve deeply involved in the community as a volunteer, advisor and Board member for ... Read More
 

Funding To Continue For State Grant Applicants!

We are announcing businesses that will be moving to the next round of funding soon.  This will be email communication sent directly to the applicants with information on how and if they could move forward.  Some applicants will be accepted into the 1st round of funding, others will be requested to provide additional information to ... Read More
 
The Top 5 Things To Do When Starting A Business

The Top 5 Things To Do When Starting A Business

We all want to be our own boss but only some of us make the jump to starting our own business.  It is not easy and it will be more work than you have ever done before, but the rewards are greater than imaginable. When you start your business and see it grow and develop, ... Read More
 

New COVID-19 Grant for PA Small Businesses

Attention: All PA business owners – real help is on the way! The PA Department of Community and Economic Development opened a $225million Covid-19 relief grant on June 30th for small businesses that have been impacted through this pandemic. This is a grant made truly for SMALL businesses. There are several factors that go into ... Read More
 
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