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Cyber Hacks Against SMBs on the Rise – What You Can Do

Cyber-attacks are on the rise, that’s no surprise. Cyber-attacks directed at small businesses, however, are also increasing, according to new data, reported FoxBusiness. In fact, according to Symantec’ 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, one in five small-to-medium-sized (SMB) companies were the victims of cyber breaches in 2013. Plus, per a NetDiligence survey, the most common … Read More »

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The Future of Small Business Borrowing

One of the interesting business trends to have witnessed going back a decade is how small business owners have chosen a loan source. But the future trend should be even more interesting, reported FoxBusiness. Looking back, there have been primarily three sources of loan funds for growing small businesses: Large, multi-state banks Community banks, locally … Read More »

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What It Takes to Go Into Business With Family or Friends

Inc. asked members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) to share their experiences and insights on making business with family and friends work for everyone. 1. Try the Opposite “Before we got married, my husband and I wanted a project to work on together. As two computer geeks, we opted for the software development. We have … Read More »

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Mobile Is the New Classifieds

To say that mobile technology is “fast-growing” is a bit of an understatement. Smart phone subscriptions across the globe are projected to hit around 5.6 billion by 2019, reported Inc. That means roughly 75 percent of the entire world’s population will have smart phones. If you think that’s astounding, try this fact: A full 90 … Read More »

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Congress To SBA: Cool It With The New Programs

The Small Business Administration has been busy. The Washington Post Reports, under Maria Contreras-Sweet, who took over as administrator about a year ago, the agency has rolled out a string of new initiatives, including a grant program for business incubators, a competition for new technologies that improve the lives of working women, and an online … Read More »

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8 Questions That Will Help Set the Right Expectations With Investors

One of the big questions that every entrepreneur struggles with is how much funding they should request from investors in the first round. They know from forums such as Shark Tank on TV that asking for either too much or too little will derail credibility in the eyes of the investor, and leave the entrepreneur … Read More »

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