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Leveraging Social Media for Growth and Engagement as an MWVBE

Social media is a critical component of small business success with modern-day consumer trends – especially for Minority, Woman, or Veteran Business Enterprises (MWVBEs).


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Securing Funding: Grants, Loans, Alternative Options For MWVBEs

There are ample resources out there to help Minority, Women, or Veteran Business Enterprises (MWVBEs) access funding for new and expanding businesses. This article dives into your primary options.


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Small Business Bonds: What Are They & How Can They Help?

Business bonds – also known as surety bonds – offer critical protection for your small business when things go wrong. But how exactly do they work?


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How to Market Your Small Minority-Owned Business

Faced with an array of obstacles, minority business owners come up with smarter ways to market and grow their businesses – from targeting and networking to certifications.


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Let’s Get Legal! – Legal Considerations For Small Businesses

A necessary evil of launching a small business, ironing out legal logistics doesn't have to be stressful. There are 10 primary legal components you'll need to look into...


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Ready to Open a Second Location? How To Tell!

Even if current sales are crazy high, expanding your small business into a second location prematurely can put your company in a scary financial position.


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How to Improve Your Business Credit Score

Your business credit score impacts everything from your loan options to your investor confidence to your contracts with vendors and suppliers.


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Startup Costs: How Much You Need To Launch Your Small Business

Deciding to take the leap and launch a small business can be scary. The first step? Calculate your estimated startup costs.


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Why a Good Website is Essential For Small Businesses

Whether your small business has a brick-and-mortar location or operates totally online, a website is a critical (relatively easy) marketing tool that can help you boost your bottom line.


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How Do I Get a Small Business Loan in North Carolina?

There are 6 steps you should take BEFORE applying for a small business loan. 1. Figure out what lenders are looking for. 2. Determine the loan amount needed...


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5 Tips For Writing Your Business Plan

Your business plan is a document that serves as a roadmap for business development and growth. And it is critical for securing investors and loans. In this blog, we identify 5 key steps you can take to create a solid small business plan.


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Top 8 Tips For Small Businesses

Small businesses are critical for our local community. In this blog, we list 10 key steps you can take to give your small business a boost – whether you are just starting out or need to re-energize your business strategy.


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