small business News for August 19 2017

Restaurant owner says Ontario’s increased minimum wage a ‘small business killer’

Fred Luk, owner of Fred’s Not Here on King Street West, says the proposed $15/hr minimum wage increase is a ‘small business killer.’ To read more: …

Windstream Small Business

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Small Business – Bloomberg

Bloomberg delivers business and markets news, data, analysis, and video to the
world, featuring stories from Businessweek and Bloomberg News.
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Small Business Help from the Small Business Bonfire

A small business blog and online community for entrepreneurs that provides
small business help in the form of business tools, advice and free resources.
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Small Business Grants: Foundations and Organizations

Below is a current listing of national and local programs that are giving away small business grants to for-profit companies and non-profit organizations. Caleb Brown Community Business Grant Program Caleb Brown Venture Capital and Consulting is a Chicago-based, minority-owned VC, that manages a community business grant program that gives away cash awards and more than 6,000 consulting hours to national business enterprises. Dayton FoundationThe Dayton Foundation gives grants to organizations and businesses in the Dayton, Ohio area that create various opportunities for the community, and address pressing needs. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise ProgramThe U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Office of Civil Rights, gives away grants to provide training and other services to minority-owned and women-owned businesses to help them compete for highway contracts. Eugene Applebaum Dare to Dream Grant ProgramThis program, through the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at University of Michigan, requires student teams to meet deadlines to produce deliverables that guide them through the business development path that includes shaping opportunities, formulating and assessing potential businesses, and planning and launching these businesses.
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Company Summarize your company by briefly explaining what your company sells, through what channels, and to whom. Company Ownership Describe the ownership of your company. PROPRIETARY INFORMATION: Do Not Distribute Page 2 Small Business Pack Business Plan Company Location and Facilities Briefly describe the offices and locations of your company, the nature and function of each, square footage, lease arrangements, and other facilities information. What will your company do to be better than other businesses? How will you use advertising to market your product(s)/service(s) to your customers? PROPRIETARY INFORMATION: Do Not Distribute Page 6 Small Business Pack Business Plan Sales Plan Describe how you sell your products. Can you link your promotion or distribution strategies to other companies in a way that improves your company’s position? Organization Indicate the number of employees and management personnel within your company.
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Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program provides a comprehensive set of resources and tools to help a business determine its environmental responsibilities, in regards to complex federal and state regulations. The program also strives to help small businesses take advantage of the opportunities of sustainable practices. Identifying, measuring and managing your environmental impacts can bring tangible business value to companies of all sizes.
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AZSBDC – Helping Small Businesses Succeed in Arizona

We’re Arizona’s largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses at every stage of development.
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