Tag - small business entrepreneurs

Maria Contreras-Sweet Shares How the SBA Can Help Your Small Business Succeed

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Shares How the SBA Can Help Your Small Business Succeed

The Small Business Administration, or SBA, is a federal government program that has been providing support to small business owners and entrepreneurs since 1953. Their website holds a wealth of information about starting and running a business, including blogs, articles, videos, and training courses. The SBA is not just an educational portal, though. They...

Ignition Video Series: Ishita Gupta on Leveraging Your Story to Improve Sales

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] This week on Ignition, Ishita Gupta, Founder of Ishita Gupta Consulting & Media joins Ramon and Ellis to share how small businesses can use their "why" to help improve their sales. As an entrepreneur, Ishita has gone from ground zero and back in business and is excited to share how small business owners and entrepreneurs can become...

Communicating for Results: 5 Tips for Persuasive Speaking

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] As business owners, persuading others is a necessity. Whether it’s talking to potential clients, getting existing clients to follow advice, or cultivating relationships with vendors, contractors or other entrepreneurs, we attempt to get others to take action. However, we don’t always get the results we want. I’ve seen one-too-many colleagues squander away...

8 Questions Business Owners Should Ask Alternative Lenders

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] At some point, most small business owners will need additional cash flow for their businesses, whether it’s for building expansions, covering seasonal payrolls or simply purchasing new pieces of equipment. The first step for many business owners is often seeking a traditional loan from a bank or credit union; however, there...

How To Make Entrepreneurship Work For You

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] Entrepreneurship is challenging but it isn’t impossible. It isn’t always the omnipresent ticket to bail you out of your problems. In fact, as a small business owner, you are asking for the impossible and the surety of drained emotional reserves, as Clate Mask wrote earlier on Smart Hustle. But, for most entrepreneurs...

HustleCon: The Conference That Says ‘Forget the Tech, It’s All About the Hustle’

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] For some reason, and maybe we need to blame this on Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and the media, there is a perception that successful entrepreneurs are tech geek geniuses that sit in a back room and code until the money starts rolling in. It is, after all, an age of technology...