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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
 
The Most Important Marketing Activity A Small Business Can Do

The Most Important Marketing Activity A Small Business Can Do

What is the most important marketing activity a small business can do? Incentivize the repeat customer! If anyone has shopped at a department store you can easily answer this question.  What is printed at the bottom of your receipt? Coupons to be used in the store and only for the next few days. The store ... Read More
 
Strategies To Spend More Time With Family

Strategies To Spend More Time With Family

Being stuck home through this pandemic allows us time to reflect on everything going on in our lives. We have all started our businesses to create a better life for not just us but our family.  As we strive to make that happen, we sometimes lose the ability to separate work from home life.  This ... Read More
 
Top 3 Marketing Mistakes Made By Small Businesses

Top 3 Marketing Mistakes Made By Small Businesses

Small businesses do not take the time to focus on digital channels.  Have a relevant website. Everyone should have a website that fully describes their products/services available and contact info, your address, and hours for potential customers to see. Then update your website regularly by having blogs, videos, and infographics. Social Media is not a ... Read More
 
Planificación para la recuperación

Planificación para la recuperación

La pandemia ha obligado a muchas empresas a cerrar o adaptar drásticamente sus modelos comerciales para sobrevivir. Aquí le mostramos cómo planificar el futuro de su negocio durante la pandemia de COVID-19 y más allá. Aquí hay algunos consejos que pueden ayudarlo a volver a encaminar su negocio Evalúa el daño financier Actualice su estado ... Read More
 
Top 5 Reasons To Begin 90-Day Business Planning

Top 5 Reasons To Begin 90-Day Business Planning

 “ What’s the use in running if you are running down the wrong road?”  German Proverb Same can be said of running a business – what’s the use in having a business if you don’t plan for how you want the business to run? 1 – 90-day planning is about taking your objectives for the ... Read More
 
The Importance of Accurate Projections

The Importance of Accurate Projections

The number one mistake that entrepreneurs make when preparing their financial projections is that they overestimate their earning potential and they underestimate their expenses.  This error is a leading reason why businesses fail.  When starting your business, you do so with great excitement and anticipation.  Friends and family have likely been encouraging you and you ... Read More
 
Why Lender’s Want (Need) A Business Plan:

Why Lender’s Want (Need) A Business Plan:

So, you are interested in starting a business.  In your head, you have all these ideas dancing around.  You can see your customer, looking outside your shop’s window you see the neighborhood, the shelves of your quaint little store are stocked with the perfect products.  To you, it’s real. The vision is complete; you are ... Read More
 
A Line of Credit is a Lifeline For Your Business

A Line of Credit is a Lifeline For Your Business

As a business owner it is likely that, at one time or another, you were hit with an unexpected expense or you missed an opportunity due to lack of available funds.  The unexpected is inevitable and it can be crippling but with some forward thinking, one can better position the business to handle the unexpected.  ... Read More
 
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