SCORE recently released a first in a series statistic report on over 18,000 pre-start, start-up, or established small businesses. Survey topics include critical concerns, employment contribution, financing opportunities obtained, growth projections, and information sources, to name a few. Future reports will include subtopics on start-ups and business financing. Click here to access the full report.
The Women Impacting Public Policy's (WIPP's) annual Economic Blueprint sets specific expectations on lawmakers in order to help women entrepreneurs. It is based on an economic agenda that includes access to capital, procurement, healthcare, technology, and export. Each are essential to the growth of women-owned businesses. Recommendations are presented to encourage implementation and to help the women [...]
Recently, the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) released a report regarding the importance of an overall community environment and what that means in terms of growth and sustainability for women entrepreneurs. This concept is otherwise know as an "entrepreneurial ecosystem." The report provides a model that policy makers and other stakeholders can use to evaluate [...]
When small businesses hire employees, retention and turnover rates may become challenging. Retention represents the rate at which an individual stays or remains in the organization. Turnover, on the other hand, signifies the rate at which employees leave and are replaced. When both are combined, they help determine how well your organization is performing in terms of [...]
Recently, the House Small Business Committee approved its Views and Estimates for the FY 2018 budget. While supporting the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Committee focused on providing certain priorities for the SBA in order to support the 28 million small businesses operating in the country. These are: increase capital access programs, invest in [...]
There are a number of unique contracting opportunities for small businesses, especially within the federal market. An increase in available options has brought about an increase in competition. Therefore, its important that small businesses stay informed of possible changes and trends. This article describes an upsurge in the number of contracting opportunities for businesses in the energy, construction, and service [...]
Overseen by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) Program focuses on being a financial source for small businesses. This report explains how the SBICs have helped with job creation within the small business community. The report also provides information on what the program is about, as well as how it [...]