SBA Blog

April 17
What Makes Up a Small Business Credit Report?

A business credit report is an essential tool for banks, lenders, suppliers and credit grantors in assessing the...

April 16
5 Challenges for Family-Owned Businesses

SCORE found that of the 28.8 million small businesses in the U.S., 19% are family-owned businesses...

April 11
5 Essential Pages For Your Small Business Website

There are certain pages every website can’t be without. A small business’s site needs to give visitors what they are most likely to be looking for.
If you’re getting a website together for...

April 09
Lorenzana Brothers Help Small Businesses Start, Grow and Succeed

April 10 is National Siblings Day and we’re celebrating here at the U.S. Small Business Administration with the Lorenzana brothers. We sat down with Christopher and Ian Lorenzana for an interview...

April 05
The Good Karma of Being a Business Mentor

April is National Volunteer Month, a time to recognize the people who give their time and talents to benefit others. At SCORE, our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization as they...

March 29
Which is Better - Hiring a Web Developer or Using a DIY Website Builder?

Today, many small businesses get a website up and running in one of two main ways. They either:

  • Hire a web developer to build them a custom website, or
  • Build their own website...
March 29
Could a Semi-Absentee Franchise Opportunity Be Right For You?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could literally do two things at once?
Well you can, through franchising. I’ll explain.
A Typical Franchise Opportunity

March 26
Businesses and residents are rebuilding after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria


March 20
Celebrating SBA’s Small Business Development Centers – SBDC Day!

The SBA provides vital resources to America’s entrepreneurs, who rely on the counseling and training services we provide to help start and grow small businesses. Serving as the Associate...

March 19
Tax Credits for Your Business

A tax credit reduces your tax bill dollar for dollar, making it a valuable write-off if you can claim it. There are a number of tax credits that may reward you for taking certain action to help...

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