SBA News Round-UP

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Employers: Young Workers are Your Diamonds in the Rough

Many young people recognize that their first job is an opportunity to begin their path to a successful career. Here at SBA we’re doing more than just talking the talk about youth employment.

We partnered with Small Business Majority to launch SmallBiz4Youth, a national campaign created to help small businesses re-engage young people in their communities who are currently not in school and not working.

Blog | Understanding Gross Margin

Ignoring your financial statement is like ignoring the health of your business. Startups and new business owners often overlook understanding gross margin.

Blog | 10 Essentials of A Marketing Plan in 2016

Clearly, technology has changed marketing a lot. We fast forward through ads on television and block them on our devices. We have amplified word of mouth in social media. We pour over analytics and metrics.

9th Annual SBA Export Lenders’ Roundtable

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 │12:30 – 5:00 PM

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade | Washington, DC

Given today’s strong dollar; small businesses increasingly need financing to offer extended terms and remain competitive—something that SBA’s Export working capital program can help support.  In fact, SBA’s export loan programs are designed to help small business throughout their export development cycle.  Please join us to:

  • Learn how to become an SBA Preferred Lender for Export Working Capital Loans up to $5 million with a full 90% guaranty
  • Receive updates on loan processing requirements
  • Review newly revised lenders guides for both the Export Express and Export Working Capital loan programs
  • And, provide your input on how SBA and other federal agencies can better support your customers and small business exporters in your community

To reserve your space today, please RSVP with name, title, lender, and address to:

Establishing Values for Your Business

What are you doing to establish, cultivate and grow this precious commodity?

The values and culture of your company have a direct effect on your employees, customers and ultimately your bottom line.

Learn about the steps in the planning process, potential problems you may face, and how to implement your company’s values using a strategic plan.

Webinars | Affordable Care Act 101

SBA and Small Business Majority will host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. The webinars begin at 2pm ET.

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