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SBA Introduces Free Online Tutorials

The U.S. Small Business Administration released its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) online tutorials to help small businesses navigate the SBIR program.

Wells Fargo Calls Loan Applicants It Rejected to Explain Why

Wells Fargo calls their rejected small business loan applicants to talk about the reason they were turned down and to coach them on how they can increase their chances of a favorable decision when they try again later on.

Guide to Selling Your Small Business

If you're thinking of selling your small business, there are some encouraging signs that this might be a good time. Here's a quick overview of the preparation required and how to calculate a realistic sales price:

CFA Day Forum Gets Franchisees Face-to-Face With Heavy-Hitters

Along with the CFA Day Forum’s mainstay legislative components, members of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) gained facetime with legal heavy-hitters in a first-of-its-kind forma

Fund Your Business without Sharing Ownership

What are some of the ways for a small business owner to obtain funds without taking on new owners?  Tim Berry, guest blogger for the Small Business Administration, and also an author, business owner and Stanford MBA, offers suggestions.

Current Small Biz Tech Developments

In recent tech news, Microsoft buys LinkedIn, ApplePay announces it's coming to the Internet, Google launches an intelligent business search app, YouTube makes it easier to film ads from your phone and The Container Store continues full speed ahead on its high tech wearable.

Consultant Tells the Biggest Financial Mistake Small Businesses Make

Consultant Allen Engstrom has a background in finance, strategy and business development. He was asked about mistakes small businesses should avoid:

Cliff's Variety Named California's Best Small Business

Cliff's Variety, celebrating its 80th anniversary this week, was named a few days ago as the 2016 Small Business of the Year by the California Small Business Association.

Start Up: A PBS Documentary Series for the Aspiring Entrepreneur

Start Up, a PBS TV series about how to be an entrepreneur, conducts interviews with small business owners throughout the country.

3 Types of Grants for Small Businesses to Consider

Grants are great if small business owners can get them. They’re grants, after all—they don’t have to be repaid.