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Small Business Administration Collection (121 Books)


Information resource for small businesses, small business owners and prospective business owners.

 
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Curtailing Crime inside and Out

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : this publication outlines some positive steps to help curb crime. These include safeguards against employee dishonesty, ways to control shoplifting, means to outwit those who pass bad checks and means to prevent burglaries and robberies.

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Disaster Assistance Loans for Homes & Personal Property

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If you are in a declared disaster area and are the victim of a disaster, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. small business administration ? even if you don?t own a business. As a homeowner, renter and/or personal property owner, you may apply to the SBA for a loan to help recover from a disaster. This brochure describes the types of assistance available and answers the most frequently asked questions about the SBA?s disaster-assistance program for...

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Physical Disaster Business Loans

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If your business ? large or small ? has suffered physical damage as a result of a disaster, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. small business administration. Any business that is located in a declared disaster area and has incurred damage during the disaster may apply for a loan to help repair or replace damaged property to its pre-disaster condition. The SBA makes physical disaster loans of up to $1.5 million to qualified businesses.

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Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Businesses

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If your small business has suffered substantial economic injury, regardless of physical damage, and is located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. small business administration. Small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives that have suffered substantial economic injury resulting from a physical disaster or an agricultural production disaster designated by the secretary of agriculture may be eligible for the SBA?...

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Sba U.S. Small Business Administration the New Delta

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

The new delta, the defense loan and technical assistance program lenders : if cuts in defense spending have hurt businesses in your area, you need delta ? make low-risk, SBA-backed 7(a) loans of up to $1.25 million with an 80 percent guarantee. That?s an SBA guarantee of up to $1 million. ? fund 504 projects with fully guaranteed SBA debentures that cover 40 percent of the project, up to $1 million. ? enable defense-dependent companies to diversity into commercial market...

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Transferring Management in the Family-Owned Business

By: Nancy Bowman-Upton

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : the family business is a vital force in the american economy. About 90 percent of all U.S. businesses are family owned or controlled. They range in size from the traditional small business to a third of the fortune 500 firms. It is estimated that family businesses generate about half of the country's gross national product and half of the total wages paid.

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Marketing Strategies for the Growing Business

By: Frederick H. Rice

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : marketing continues to be a mystery to those who create it and to those who sponsor it. Often, the ad that generates record-breaking volume for a retail store one month is repeated the following month and bombs. A campaign designed by the best madison avenue ad agency may elicit a mediocre response. The same item sells like hotcakes after a 30-word classified ad, with abominable grammar, appears on page 35 of an all-advertising shopper tossed on the front ...

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Management Issues for the Growing Business

By: Jack L. Bishop

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : effective management is the key to the establishment and growth of the business. The key to successful management is to examine the marketplace environment and create employment and profit opportunities that provide the potential growth and financial viability of the business. Despite the importance of management, this area is often misunderstood and poorly implemented, primarily because people focus on the output rather than the process of management.

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Human Resources Management

By: Dr. Gary Roberts

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : all small businesses must staff their operations. This involves bringing new people into the business and making sure they are productive additions to the enterprise. Effective human resource management matches and develops the abilities of job candidates and employees with the needs of the firm. A responsive personnel system will assist you in this process and is a key ingredient for growth.

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Audit Checklist for the Growing Business

By: Terry R. Armstrong

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : small businesses often fail because owners are unaware of the many elements that can prevent the business from growing and being successful. Often, small businesses are organized around the manager's specific area of expertise, such as marketing, accounting or production. This specialized expertise often prevents the business owner from recognizing problems that may arise in other parts of the business.

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Strategic Planning for the Growing Business

By: Scott R. Safranski

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : to many people, strategic planning is something meant only for big businesses, but it is equally applicable to small businesses. Strategic planning is matching the strengths of your business to available opportunities. To do this effectively, you need to collect, screen and analyze information about the business environment. You also need to have a clear understanding of your business -- its strengths and weaknesses -- and develop a clear mission, goals an...

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Financial Management for the Growing Business

By: Bryan Ziegler

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : an expanding business offers the potential for numerous growth opportunities. Employees benefit from business growth through increased earnings and promotions. Customers benefit from expanded products and services. Owners benefit through increased profit potential. Society benefits through the new jobs created. Managing this growth, although rewarding, can challenge your skills and financial resources.

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An Equal Opportunity Guide for Small Business Employers

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : the goal of this guide is to assist employers in applying equal opportunity policies in their businesses. It suggests sound eo business practices to all employers, but especially to small business owners who have at least 15 employees or eo commitments to government agencies or contractors. It should enable these businesses to be more aware of their obligations under the laws prohibiting discrimination. This guide is not intended to provide legal advice or...

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Financing Options : What You, As a Loan Applicant, Should Know : W...

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : the U.S. small business administration (sba) is an independent agency of the federal government. It is charged with providing four primary areas of assistance to american small business: advocacy, management, procurement, and financial assistance. Financing comes through SBA's investment or business loan programs. This module is designed to familiarize you with the business loan programs of the SBA. SBA's ability to provide business loans is initially depe...

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Abc's of Borrowing

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : all businesses, no matter what size, will at some time need to raise more money. For small businesses, the owner may be able to dip into his or her personal savings, or friends may be able to lend the needed money. Usually, however, the owner will have to look to outside sources for financing.

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Record-Keeping in Small Business

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : an appropriate record-keeping system can determine the survival or failure of a new business. For those already in business, good record-keeping systems can increase the chances of staying in business and the opportunity to earn larger profits. Complete records will keep you in touch with your business's operations and obligations and help you see problems before they occur. This publication explains the characteristics of and procedure for establishing a ...

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Pricing Your Products

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : the primary goal of most businesses is to make a profit. There are many factors that affect the profitability of a business, such as management, location, cost of labor, quality of product or service, market demand and competition. In our free enterprise system the right to establish a price is yours. Market demand controls the response to your product or services.

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Financing for the Small Business

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Why financing is important to your business : many people dream of starting and managing their own business. Some actually do start a business and achieve their dream; others keep on dreaming. Why is this so? What separates the successful entrepreneur from the unsuccessful? In many cases, it seems to be whether the prospective business owner has access to sufficient funds to turn the dream into reality. You've probably heard stories about how many businesses fail each ye...

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Guia para Obtener Prestamos (Abcs of Borrowing) Financial Manageme...

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

This is the spanish translation of abcs of borrowing : el material en esta publicaci on no puede ser reproducido o transmitido en cualquier forma or por cualquier medio -- electr onico, mec nico, de fotocopia, grabado o cualquier otro -- sin permiso previo escrito de la administraci on de pequenos negocios federal

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Understanding and Controlling Cash Flow

By: Ramin C. Maysami

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : opportunity knocks but you cannot answer. You are temporarily short of cash! Small business owners may easily avoid this situation with good cash flow management. This publication outlines techniques to achieve this goal. Cash is a component of a business' net working capital and is its most liquid current asset. To understand its role in and out of a business, we look first at the concept of current assets and current liabilities.

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