To celebrate National Small Business Week, this issue of Financial Friday Round-Up gathers resources and articles from around the web to help small businesses and their owners. Below, we have links to the National Small Business Week homepage, a few pages of resources and statistics, tips on getting a small business loan, and more.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has been celebrating National Small Business Week for 57 years, using its platform to “recognize the critical contributions of American entrepreneurs and small business owners.” This year presents more challenges than ever, and the S.B.A. offers essential highlights from their events in years past for small business owners to use to their advantage — along with many other resources as well.
Small Business Trends is a publication that has been dedicated to small businesses since 2003, and the library of resources they have compiled is extensive, to say the least. With everything from ebooks to templates to quizzes to checklists, this page is essential for any entrepreneur who is looking to learn.
The Small Business Development Center is the information branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and they host this page to provide resources like important statistics on America’s small businesses, COVID-19 resources for entrepreneurs, and more small business topics and help that you may need.
This week, Forbes wrote up a guide for anyone looking for a small business loan — including what to expect when you apply and the strategies you can use to get approved. About 80% of these loans get rejected, so read this piece to stay well-prepared and give yourself a leg up with lenders.
Another Forbes guide this week covers everything entrepreneurs can automate to save themselves some valuable time. From mailing lists to email responses to automated payments, this piece is bound to leave you with new techniques to make your business run smoothly.
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