SBA Nevada Newsletter August 2012

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August 2012

SBA Nevada Newsletter

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From the District Director: Leading your company forward.
Leading your company to stability and growth is your job as a small business owner. You are the decision maker but you wear many hats, and time to plan the future of your company is in short supply. A special section of our website offers tips for wise decision-making and how to avoid common mistakes. It offers real-world advice on being a leader and managing employees. Take a moment and take a look at the webpage and the articles in this issue. It will be well worth the time and can help propel your company forward.



stack of money
Cash (Flow) is King.
4 Rules for Control, Growth and Sanity.
The most critical consideration for the financial security, stability and growth of your company is the control of CASH and business owners can’t hide from the need for constant financial control. ‘Playing ostrich’ just doesn’t work, so let’s take a hard look and ask the tough questions.
 

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Want to Expand your Business?
Keep Your Eye on “The Core”
Your small business is doing well and you know there are additional opportunities out there if you can just add another product or service to your company’s portfolio. But what should you add? Read simple rules on how to expand safely and profitably.
 

hand offering money
5 Bad Habits That Keep You From Getting the Funding You Need.
It’s common for small businesses to slip into bad habits that get in the way of their ability to get funding. From unscreened customers to generous payment terms, read about some of the most common reasons lenders will not loan to small business owners.
 

BIZ Tip

Are you STRATEGIC in your business? Ask yourself:

  • What does my organization bring to the world?
  • Does that difference matter?
  • Is something about it scarce and difficult to imitate?
  • Are we doing today what we need to do in order to matter tomorrow?

Being a strategist means answering and living these questions.

(Professor Cynthia Montgomery, Harvard Business School, July 2012)
 

Videos! Successful businesses tell their stories.

Everyone likes a good story – especially when it’s told by a small business owner who’s built a successful business and is excited to tell about it … on video!
It’s a brand new SBA website called Business Owners Speak. You'll find it at www.sba.gov/stories. Take a look and a listen to these videos by real entrepreneurs telling real stories! It’s encouraging. Enjoy!

Resource Partners

SCORE

Small Business Development Center (NSBDC) >find NSBDC

Nevada Microenterprise Initiative (NMI)

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

Procurement Outreach Program (POP)

NV Center for Entrep-reneurshp & Technology (NCET) >find NCET

LEARNING

SBA Virtual Campus



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