We’ve read stats showing that Blacks have a buying power of $1.2 Trillion dollars and that Black women are starting businesses at a faster rate than any other group, but is this enough to change the economic inequalities that plague Black neighborhoods?

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The Small Business Administration has many local offices and resource partners that counsel, mentor and train small business owners and entrepreneurs.

These nearby offices and online assistance can help your business start up, succeed and grow. This short video provides a good introduction to services near you.

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The Small Business Administration is largely responsible for providing indirect financial assistance to entrepreneurs and small business establishments. In most cases, the primary role of the SBA is to provide several financial assistance program to small business that have been specially designed to meet essential financing needs.

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TIP! Concentrate on making your customers happy. It is easier to sell to people who have bought from you before and were satisfied, instead of selling to a new customer.

Everyone considers how nice it would be to be the boss. You know you have considered it as well. Being able to decide on your own schedule and make all the decisions can be a good thing. This article will review a few important tips when it comes to operating your own business.

Make sure that your business phone line is separate from your private one. This helps avoid you answering the phone unprofessionally and helps customers see it as a business.

TIP! Develop a regular schedule of time to devote to your work at home that is separate from your personal time. Decide at what point each day you are going to stop taking business calls.

You are going to need an office and a lot of supplies to get started. This may seem like a minor thing, but having an organized home office goes a long way to making your work space a pleasant one. You will work harder if your work space is inviting.

Business Cards

TIP! It’s important that you have an office. There’s no need for an oversized office; however, the area must be professional, comfortable and used only for work.

Have business cards printed. You can even find some good business cards for free or cheap online. Be sure to include key information like your full name, phone number and company name. You should also list your email address and website. The more options your customer has, the more likely they will use one to contact you.

TIP! Consider the possibilities offered by joining a home based business forum. Joining a forum will give you a chance to exchange pertinent information with your business peers.

Create a business mailing list for sending direct mail. While you want to keep in touch with your clients, do not spam them with too frequent or unimportant information. Many use mailing lists for ads and special promos for some new products. Some people also use mailing lists to send coupons, relevant information and articles to their customers regularly. Include a place to sign up for the list on your website.

TIP! Business cards are a good thing to have. Many online companies will make you business cards at little to no cost.

No matter what type of business you choose to run from home, the key to running a successful home business is to serve your customers the best way that you can. You are solely responsible for how well your business does. To make sure your business is as good as it can be, don’t stop learning about new strategies. Soon, your online business will be flourishing.

This video is essential for every first time home buyer and it’s a great
refresher even if you’ve purchased a home before.

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The SBA is dedicated to lend a hand to the service people in America and directly links with the Patriot Express Loan for veterans who desire to initiate their own business and want to start commercial activities. The SBA also plays a role in encouraging growth and job creation during the process, which is an indispensable part to support economic prosperity.

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The Small Business Administration has established the Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Empowerment Contracting Program wherein they aim to provide federal contracting assistance to eligible small business corporations which are located in underutilized business zones so as to improve their employment opportunities, investments, and their area’s economic development. The Small Business Administration will identify which businesses are eligible to receive HUBZone contracts and will then maintain a list of qualified HUBZone small businesses which federal agencies can then use to locate them.

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In 1979 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was established in an effort to protect the health of all Americans and to provide essential human services to everyone, especially to those who are least capable of helping themselves.

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The California Homebuyer’s Downpayment Assistance Program is a deferred payment junior loan that can be used in conjunction with other CalHFA housing programs.

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