SBA Nevada Newsletter December 2012

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December 2012

SBA Nevada Newsletter

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From the District Director:

A special holiday message.

Once again it’s the time of year when we celebrate small business owners who get up every day and take on the daunting task and supreme challenge of starting and managing a small business. It’s your dedication that keeps our country strong, and we appreciate you - especially at this holiday season. We also give special thanks to your families and loved ones who support you in this very important work.

For some of you, this is the busiest time of year and for others, it's down-time. Whatever your circumstance, you'll find tips in the first article to help you take advantage of holidays to market your business all through the year.

From our SBA family, to you and your family, we wish each and every one Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year.

Ed Cadena, District Director

... and the SBA team, the other Ed, David, Nanette, Delia, Judith, Len, Joan, Bob and George.


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How to Profit From Seasonal and Holiday Promotions All Year Long.

Holiday promotions don’t have to be limited to the October-December shopping season, or even to major holidays like the Fourth of July, Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Instead, creative and savvy entrepreneurs profit from the power of holiday promotions all year long. How can you do the same?

First, get a grip on the sheer number of holidays out there.  > Read more


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What Your Small Business Needs to Know About Holiday Charitable Giving.

During the season of giving thanks and giving gifts, charitable giving can make a big difference to those in need and also shine a favorable light on your small business. But what’s the best approach and how do you claim that all-important tax deduction? Here are some tips for developing a charitable giving strategy and claiming the right deduction.

 > Read more 


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MI NEGOCIO…MI DINERO.

¿ESTÁ LISTO PARA QUE SU NEGOCIO GANE MÁS DINERO DURANTE EL MES DE DICIEMBRE?  

Habiendo ya quedado en el dulce ayer aquellos días de trajín de las compras del Viernes Negro (compras en las tiendas grandes), Sábado de Negocios Pequeños (compras apoyando los negocios locales y pequeños) y el Lunes Cibernético (compras e-comercio realizadas por medio del Internet) ahora nos enfocamos en la grandísima oportunidad que representa el mes de DICIEMBRE para todos los negocios pequeños y medianos.  > Leer más


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BIZ Tip: No Need to Say Bah-Humbug: Plan a Fun and Affordable Holiday Event.

Don’t feel much like celebrating? Not enough in the budget for a seasonal soiree? There are ways to host a fun holiday gathering for your employees without breaking the bank.

Time of Day. Host an event during the day rather than the evening. Breakfast, lunch and Monday or Tuesday are less expensive.

Venue Selection. In the office or in your home instead of at an off-site facility. Make it festive.

Bring a Dish. A Potluck party can be fun and inexpensive. Ask your employees to bring a favorite dish and copies of their recipe.

No Plus One. Employees-only.

Barter. Bartering is always popular with small businesses, so why not barter for your holiday event?

Give Back. Conduct a food or clothing drive with your staff and arrange to deliver everything to the designated charity together. Turn it into a fun, festive time that everyone feels good about.

Post-Holiday Event. Consider waiting until January. You won’t be competing with all the other holiday activities.

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!  > View videos


Resource Partners

SCORE

Small Business Development Center (NSBDC) >find NSBDC

Nevada Microenterprise Initiative (NMI)

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

Nevada Procurement assistance Center (NVPTAC)

>find PTAC


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

LEARNING

SBA Virtual Campus



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