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Management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives efficiently and effectively. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources.

 
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The Surety Bond Guarantee Program

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If your small construction or service company bids on projects requiring surety bonds, the U.S. small business administration has a program that could make you more competitive. The surety bond guarantee program provides small business contractors with contracting opportunities for which they could not otherwise compete. By law, prime contractors to the federal government must post surety bonds on most federal construction projects valued at $100,000 or more.

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The Economic Impact of Small Businesses

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

By any measure, small businesses make large contributions to the american economy. Including the self-employed, small businesses account for 58 percent of the private, nonfarm work force, contribute 43 percent of all sales in the country, and generate 51 percent of the private gross domestic product. Small businesses contributed a major share of the millions of new jobs created during the late 1990s. (sources: bureau of labor statistics; SBA office of advocacy-funded rep...

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Community Express a Loan Program for Small Businesses

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Even in the best of economies, some entrepreneurs may find it difficult to obtain the financing necessary to turn their ideas into profitable businesses. That's why the U.S. small business administration worked with community leaders of the national community reinvestment coalition to create the communityexpress pilot loan program.

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Small Business Development Centers

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If you?re seeking advice or management and technical assistance for your current or prospective small business, the small business development centers, administered by the U.S. small business administration, can help.

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Small Business Assistance on the Information Superhighway

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Anyone with access to a computer and a connection to the internet can literally have a wealth of small business information at a keystroke. The U.S. small business administration has made it easier than ever to speed along the information superhighway to find exactly the right help in the shortest amount of time. Today, small business owners and entrepreneurs can check into the SBA?s world wide web site and find free, online courses taking them step-bystep through the pr...

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Equity Investment Sources for Small Business

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

The small business investment company program congress created the small business investment company program in 1958 to fill the gap between the availability of venture capital and the needs of start-up and expanding small businesses. Licensed and regulated by the U.S. small business administration, sbics are privately owned and managed, profit-motivated investment firms.

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Fixed-Asset Loans for Small Businesses

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

The 504 loan program : the U.S. small business administration?s 504 loan program, also known as the certified development company program, provides affordable long-term, fixed-rate financing to help healthy, expanding small businesses grow. The loans are for acquiring long-term fixed assets, such as land, buildings, machinery and equipment, or for building, modernizing, renovating or restoring facilities.

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Ace-Net the Angel Capital Electronic Network

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Ace-net is an internet-based securities-listing service. It is a dynamic, interactive response to the expressed needs of small business entrepreneurs, angel investors, accountants and securities attorneys. Ace-net provides an unprecedented opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking equity financing in the range typically too low to attract most venture capitalists -- $250,000 to $5 million. It enables entrepreneurs to reach accredited investors (known as ?angel investors?) wi...

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The Y2K Action Loan for Small Businesses

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If your small business is in need of capital to ensure that it will be ?y2k ok,? then the U.S. small business administration may be able to help. Under the loan program, SBA participating lenders can extend credit to eligible small businesses for y2k systems assessments, repairs and upgrades before jan. 1, 2000, and, in addition, recovery after that date.

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The Facts about Small Business Education on the Internet the Small...

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Knowledge is power, so the old saying goes. And that?s especially true in today?s world of small business ownership. By knowing where to quickly obtain help with marketing your products and services, with training your employees, or with a variety of other entrepreneurial challenges, you are positioning your business to succeed in the global economy. The U.S. small business administration is ready to help with its small business classroom, an online training and informat...

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The Facts about the Wnet Roundtable the Small Business Mentoring P...

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

If you?re a woman who is new to owning a business, seasoned advice from experienced women business owners can be invaluable. The U.S. small business administration established the women's network for entrepreneurial training in 1988 as a one-to-one mentoring program that matched successful businesswomen with emerging entrepreneurs in mentor/prot‚g‚e relationships. Then groups of women of varying experiences began to meet and provide support for one another, often bringin...

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The New Sba Streamlined for Success! Quicker Sba Turnaround Easier...

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

The new SBAlowdoc : further streamlines the making of small business loans. ú increases the maximum loan amount to $150,000. ú calls for a response from the SBA within 36 hours of receiving a complete application. Count on it! ú allows for an SBAguarantee of up to 80 percent for loans up to $100,000, and up to 75 percent for loans between $100,000 and $150,000. ú lowdoc was launched as a pilot program in 1993 to simplify the loan application process for small businesses....

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Business Plan for Small Service Firms

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : a business plan can provide the owner-manager or prospective owner-manager of a small service firm with a pathway to profit. This publication is designed to help an owner-manager develop a business plan.

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Check-List for Going into Business

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : owning a business is the dream of many americans ... Starting that business converts your dream into reality. But there is a gap between your dream and reality that can only be filled with careful planning. As a business owner, you will need a plan to avoid pitfalls, to achieve your goals and to build a profitable business.

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Computerizing Your Business

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : the purpose of this publication is to help you forecast your computer needs, evaluate the alternatives, and select the right computer system for your business. Micro- or personal computers (pcs) make it economically possible for small businesses to acquire electronic data processing equipment. With its business applications, a microcomputer system provides professional management planning and control capabilities that can help you reach your goals for grow...

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The Business Plan for the Home-Based Business

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Information gathering a helpful tool to determine if you are ready to take the risk of a home business operation is the U.S. small business administration (sba) publication entitled checklist for going into business (mp-12). It will help you focus on the basic steps in information gathering and business planning. While home-based business operations may vary from one that supplements family income with a few hundred dollars to a sophisticated technical consulting service...

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Management and Planning Series

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

The decision to sell : the owners of closely held companies make the decision to sell for a variety of reasons. Retirement. Partnership dispute. Diminished interest due to boredom or frustration. Illness or death of a principal.

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Evaluating Franchise Opportunities

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Introduction : the success rate for franchise-owned businesses is very high. According to studies conducted by the U.S. department of commerce from 1971 to 1987, less than 5 percent of franchised businesses failed or were discontinued in each of those years. However, success is not guaranteed.

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The Smart Approach to Protecting Your Business

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

Managing risk is good business : managing your business?s risk exposure is now more important than ever. Today, even a minor incident may result in expensive legal action. Careless hiring practices can lead to significant workers? compensation or general liability claims. Routine maintenance and small repair jobs left undone can snowball into major property expenses. Loss of equipment or computer data because of a fire can stop your production or even shut down your business.

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Un Enfoque Inteligente para Proteger Su Negocio

By: Small Business Administration

Government Reference Publication

La administraci on de riesgos es un buen negocio administrar la exposici on a los riesgos de su negocio es ahora m s importante que nunca. Hoy en d¡a, incluso un accidente menor puede tener como resultado costosas acciones judiciales. Las pr cticas de contrataci on descuidada pueden llevar a importantes indemnizaciones por accidentes de trabajo o demandas de responsabilidad generales. El mantenimiento de rutina y los pequenos trabajos de reparaci on que se dejan sin hace...

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