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Suggestions for Start Ups and Those In Need of Financing

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A few salient tips from veteran SCORE mentor Colin Jones, Mentor Emeritus about traps to avoid and ways of saving money. Read more

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San Antonio SCORE Local Resources

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Starting a new business is a large undertaking. Fortunately, there are numerous excellent resources online and at your fingertips. San Antonio SCORE has compiled the following... Read more

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Starting a Business in South Texas

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Starting a business or non-profit organization is not a trivial undertaking. The following steps should only be undertaken after you have completed your business plan and obtained... Read more

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ACCION - Small Business Loans $200 - $250,000 - $5 Million

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ACCION Texas Inc. is a multi-state nonprofit organization that provides solutions to business owners’ financing needs. ACCION Texas Inc. offers business loans and consulting to... Read more

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The Need for an Accounting System

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What’s Wrong with Keeping my Records in a Shoebox or Why You Need an Accounting System Read more

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor

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Hiring an independent contractor or new employee is an important decision that every owner(s) will face at some point during the life of his or her small business. For many, the... Read more

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Black Business Month

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August 4, 2022,

To help you best support Black-owned businesses, we asked Black business owners and leaders this question for their best recommendations. From promoting Black-owned businesses on social media to providing Black founders with more access to funding, several recommendations may help you offer the best support to Black-owned businesses as you celebrate National Black Business Month.

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12 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

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August 2, 2022,

To help you develop the best habits for success as an entrepreneur, we asked successful entrepreneurs and business owners this question for their best insights. From learning to make quick decisions to demonstrating moral courage, several habits are considered important in making entrepreneurs successful.

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How to Cover for Employees When They’re Gone for an Extended Period

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July 29, 2022,

If the past few years have taught small business owners anything, it’s the unpredictability of life. Assuming that your SMB weathered the pandemic, you are understandably concerned about shoring things up ahead of the next crisis. If you’re starting your own company, you’ll want to adopt a few tried-and-true practices to guard against the unexpected.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

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July 27, 2022,

According to Business Jargons, an online business encyclopedia, it’s often harder to start a business in rural areas, due to several factors, including a lack of technical know-how and training. But the encyclopedia also points out that several businesses are particularly well-suited for those living in rural America.

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Businesses and Data Security Threats

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July 25, 2022,

Data security is a serious and ever-growing issue for businesses big and small (not to mention the affected consumers). Threats such as data breaches, identity theft and fraud, and large-scale credit card leaks are never far from the latest business news.

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Best Legal Entities for Rural Entrepreneurs

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July 25, 2022,

To ensure rural small business owners have all the facts regarding business structure, here is a quick guide to what entities are available for your rural business and how each can protect you from future legal nightmares.

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