small business News for September 07 2017

Small business and India’s new sales tax | World

Kiran Stacey talks to business owners about the GST India’s general sales tax will be introduced on July 1 but is anyone ready for it? The FT’s Kiran Stacey talks …

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Sam Adams helps brew success for American small businesses

If you’ve visited a local pub, chances are you’ve sipped on a nice, cool, local craft beer. The craft beer business is booming, brewing $23.6 billion in 2016 alone, according to the Brewers Association, an organization which represents over 5,500 breweries in the U.S. “As craft beers move in to the mainstream, we are seeing a lot of market share being gained by small and independent brewers,” Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association, tells FOX News. Chris Spinelli, the co-founder of Roc Brewing, found out the hard way. Sam Adams founder Jim Koch, too, knows all too well the struggles of a startup. “When I started Sam Adams [in 1984], everyone thought it was a crazy idea. There were no craft breweries around, no one would lend me money, and I needed just basic nuts-and-bolts business advice,” Koch tells FOX News. The iconic beer maker, now 33 years in business, has made a pledge to help burgeoning businesses in the food, beverage and hospitality sectors. In 2008, he started the Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream Program, which provides loan money and insight for young entrepreneurs. “Since 2008, we have [loaned] over $17 million… to over 1,300 small businesses in local communities across the whole country. Those businesses have created over 5,000 jobs, and we have provided coaching and counseling to over 7,000 business,” says Koch. One lucky recipient was Spinelli and Roc Brewing, who in 2011 received a $10,000 loan to purchase a much-needed keg washer. “Without the Brewing the American Dream program, we would definitely not be in the position we are in today,” says Spinelli. Now in five cities, Roc Brewing produces over 800 barrels a year and over 200 bar accounts. To help promote the successful program, Sam Adams recently released a Brewing the American Dream Collaboration pack, highlighting five successful brewers and recipients of Sam Adams’ American Dream program. “All of the profits from the Brewing the American Dream collaboration pack go in to fund more loans for more small business all across the U.S.,” says Koch. “What’s really important is the pride and all the energy and hard work that small business have to put in to what they are doing just to be able to survive and hopefully prosper.”
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National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The Small Business Innovation Research program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high quality research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits. The program stimulates technological innovations in the private sector and strengthens the role of federal research and development in support of small businesses. The SBIR program also fosters and encourages participation by women-owned and socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses. Stimulate technological innovations in the private sector; strengthen the role of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs; increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from USDA-supported research and development efforts; and. Foster and encourage participation by women-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged small business firms in technological innovations. The USDA SBIR program office directs all activities required under the SBIR law and executes the policy established by the Small Business Administration. The SBIR program at USDA is administered exclusively by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. SBIR program awards are based on the scientific and technical merit of investigator initiated ideas. The SBIR Program does not make loans and does not award grants for the purpose of helping a business get established. SBIR Phase I grants are limited to $100,000 and duration of 8 months and are open to any small business concern that meets the SBIR eligibility requirements. SBIR Phase II grants are limited to $600,000 and duration of 24 months and are only open to previous Phase I awardees. SBIR program funds are allocated in proportion to the number of proposals received over 10 broad topic areas. Participation by university faculty or government scientists in SBIR projects is strongly encouraged. University faculty or government scientists can also serve as a PI if they reduce employment at their institution to 49 percent for the duration of the grant.
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Grayson SBDC Promotes Small Business Success in North Texas

The Grayson Small Business Development Center is a management counseling service for small businesses, funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas and Grayson College. Our staff is composed of Certified Business Development Specialists with experience and expertise in various areas of business management and development. Topics include basics such as how to start a business, developing business plans, creating financial projections and business marketing. If you are considering starting a small business your first step should be contacting a Small Business Development Center for assistance. Contact us today to see how we can assist you in achieving your dream of business ownership. Entrepreneurs need an objective ear or “Sounding board” to help evaluate a business idea. Small Business Development Centers were created for the purpose of providing assistance to the entrepreneur or small business owner. SBDC office locations can be found on the U.S. Small Business Administration website. Entrepreneurs and small business owners need a strong team of advisors. The team might include an attorney, an accountant, someone with expertise in marketing, a lender and other individuals with business ownership or management experience. The team might also include counselors at a Small Business Development Center or with the Service Corps of Retired Executives. Both organizations provide free business management counseling and training and are funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Class Description: Basic workshop on starting a new business in Grayson County or Fannin County. Workshop covers feasibility, business plan preparation, choosing a legal entity, sources of capital, licenses and permits, how to prepare a business plan and how to estimate start up and operating costs.
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