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H&M Ignores Underserved Market by Pulling Plus Size Clothing from Stores (Watch)

Popular retail chain H&M has reportedly removed all plus size clothing from its stores in New York City. A representative for the company explained that the stores simply don’t have enough room for those clothing options anymore since they’ve added new product lines like home goods and beauty supplies. But this move could very well turn out to be a ... Read More »

72 Percent of Small Business Owners Don’t Even Know Their Credit Score, Survey Says

Business credit scores are one of the key factors determining whether or not an enterprise qualifies for a loan. Yet surprisingly enough, most businesses don’t even know what their scores are. This astonishing revelation has come from a new survey by Manta, an online community for small business owners. The survey has found a majority (72 percent) of small business ... Read More »

Getting the Right Funding Can be Daunting – But There is Hope

Vendedy is the first social network designed to connect global travelers to street markets. Founded by Forbes30Under30 Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim, the small business’s goal is to digitize the $10 trillion dollar street market economy and make it accessible to anyone and everyone. But when Ntim started out, she had an incredibly difficult time getting the funding she needed. Watch ... Read More »

3 Tips for Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

Here are three tips to help you maximize your Social Security benefit amount. It seems like a simple equation. You pay money into Social Security during your working years. You get it back when you retire. And if you hold off past full retirement age, you get more. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. The reality is there are 2,728 core ... Read More »

Opportunity Fund Targets Minority Businesses, Loans More Than $60 Million in 2016

Small businesses in California that can’t access capital through traditional lenders have another option. Opportunity Fund is an organization that provides microloans to small businesses. Since it was founded in 1994, the organization has loaned more than $164 million to more than 5,500 businesses. And in its 2016 fiscal year, Opportunity Fund provided over $60 million in loans, with a ... Read More »

Does Your Bank Count Debits to Intentionally Create More Overdrafts?

Nearly 40 percent of the biggest U.S. banks surveyed order transactions in a way that leads to increased overdrafts, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew analyzed 44 of the 50 biggest U.S. banks and found that 18 of them process debit transactions — purchases, payments and withdrawals — in order from the highest amount to ... Read More »

5 Keys to a Great Small Business Marketing Strategy

What’s the difference between the confident entrepreneurs who lead growing businesses and owners who can’t get out of survival mode?  It all comes down to this:  All successful businesses have a clear marketing strategy that makes everything they do more effective. Unfortunately, many busy small business owners get so caught up in tactical daily marketing execution like building a website, ... Read More »

It’s Time to Invest In Tech for Your Small Business – Now What?

Entrepreneurs have enough on their plate without worrying about the technological needs of their new business. Between complicated and highly technical infrastructure, advanced operating systems and constantly evolving technologies, it can be difficult for the most steadfast of IT pros to keep up. The majority of today’s enterprises share many of the same IT needs, so there are some generic ... Read More »

Got a Startup Tech Hardware Product to Sell? Try Grand St.

0 Grand St. aims to give independent hardware manufacturers a place to sell their products and to test prototypes. If you’re looking to get any consumer electronic to the marketplace, there’s an arduous process involved. One of the biggest obstacles is getting funding for a venture that could miss the mark. Another is finding customers interested in your product. Grand ... Read More »

Financing Your Startup: Are Government Grants an Option?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions posted by entrepreneurs and owners of young businesses in the SBA Community. And, in most cases, the answer is “no.” However, some small businesses, particularly those engaged in “high-tech” innovation or scientific research and development, can benefit from government grants. Here are some facts about government grants for small businesses, including ... Read More »