Small Business is our Business

Archive for September, 2012

WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT WHEN CHOOSING A SMART PHONE/TABLET?

When purchasing a smart phone/tablet these features are most important:

Battery Life                   43%

Operating System         39%

Screen Size                    39%

App Capabilities          33%

3G vs Wi-Fi                  30%

 

Survey conducted by Wakefield Research and Glyde.com of 1,019 adults 18 and older.

FOR VETERAN ENTREPRENEURS

LISTED BELOW ARE PROGRAMS TO HELP VETERAN ENTREPRENEURS

 

New York State Veterans Business Outreach Center Program

http://www.nyvetbiz.com

This organization provides free services including  one-to-one counseling, financial guidance, and mentoring to veterans, spouses,widows, widowers, and children of veterans.

 

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative

www.sba.gov/content/express-programs

Loans for veterans and members of the military who want to create or expand a small business.  Loans are available up to $500,000.  Veterans can use  the loan for purchasing equipment, inventory, or expansion.

 

Score’s Veteran Fast Launch Initiative

http://www.vetsfastlaunch.org

Score has been training and mentoring veteran entrepreneurs for more than 45 years. Through its network of 13,000 volunteers, Score provides business training, workshops, and online tutorials for veterans and active duty military.  It also offers free or discounted resources such as computer software and business services provided by major corporate partners.

WHEN YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS A LOAN, WHERE DO YOU GO?

 

Community Banks           46%

Credit Unions                   17%

Big Banks                          17%

Friends & Family            13%

Alternative Lenders       10%

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