How and Why Women Start Businesses

Posted in Nov, 13th, 2018 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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SCORE’s 2018 “The Megaphone of Main Street: Women’s Entrepreneurship” data report surveyed women on their successes and challenges in running their businesses. Our fourth infographic based on this data report focuses on how women start businesses, why they start businesses, and why they chose the industries they did. Why do women start businesses when they do? Women…

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Here’s How to Avoid Disaster Recovery Scams

Posted in Nov, 13th, 2018 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Last week, I visited Florida communities recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael.  The SBA’s disaster assistance team is working long hours at local recovery centers, helping homeowners, renters and businesses navigate the challenges that come with financing the rebuilding of one’s home or business. Sadly, after every major disaster, scam artists prey on…

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Here’s How the Tax Cuts Are Helping Americans in Every State

Posted in Nov, 13th, 2018 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been one of the strongest and boldest reforms of President Donald Trump’s first term in office. According to analysis from The Heritage Foundation, the tax law will give hardworking Americans tax breaks in every congressional district and in every state. Across the nation at large, the average American will…

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Small Business Optimism High And Work Environment Fun Despite Trade War

Posted in Nov, 13th, 2018 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

You’d be hard pressed to convince any small business owner like yourself that the U.S. is in a trade war. If the economic numbers are any indication, there’s a good chance you’re reading this and things are going well for you. At the very least, they’re probably better than they were. And feeling good is…

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3 Key Technologies to Help You Network

Posted in Nov, 6th, 2018 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Heading out to a conference? A chamber breakfast? A meetup? This is your networking time. I know – you’d rather be at home watching SportsCenter or Ellen. But like it or not, networking is a necessary part of your business, so you’d better get out there. And when you do make it off the couch, here’s some good news…

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10 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Bounce Back When They Feel Like Quitting

Posted in Nov, 6th, 2018 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Many people may have a distorted view of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. Sleeping late every day, working in your pajamas, frequent days off, all while watching the money roll in. Do what you love, work very little, and enjoy the good life. Don’t we all wish it were like that? Books like The Four-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss…

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Five Ways Service-Based Businesses Can Use Small Business Saturday to Boost Their Brands

Posted in Nov, 6th, 2018 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Most people think of “Shop SmallⓇ” as the rallying cry to encourage communities to support the mom-and-pop retailers in their towns. But local service-based businesses can be a part of the Small Business SaturdayⓇ (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) excitement, too. If you’re in the business of providing services rather than products, get ready to gear up…

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Should You Get a Credit Card or Loan for Your Startup?

Posted in Nov, 6th, 2018 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

When you’re launching a startup, there’s one very important question to answer: Where will you find the capital to get your venture off the ground and keep it afloat? Personal and business credit cards are an option if you’re looking for convenience and flexibility as you cover business expenses and manage your startup’s cash flow….

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Veterans Helping Veterans: When Business Is a Labor of Love

Posted in Oct, 30th, 2018 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Up to 245,000 enlisted service members are expected to leave the military annually through 2019, according to a report published by Brown University. For many of those service members, the transition back to civilian life and employment is a difficult one. It’s often hard for both veterans and employers to see how military experience, such as…

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Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

Posted in Oct, 30th, 2018 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Choosing the right direction for the future of your company can be a daunting task. Should you add services? Is your team staying competitive? How can you improve cash flow? All of these questions and more can be answered by performing a regular SWOT analysis. This simple strategic planning technique can help you identify what…

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