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Are you ready to make the federal government your client?  

4 simple steps for getting started Government contracts are a big opportunity for small businesses. The federal government allocates at least $5 of every $100 contract dollars to women and minority-owned small businesses each year, according to the Small Business Administration. State and local entities are following suit so that minority and women-owned businesses get

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Building Business Relationships Series: Successful Businesses Have Mentors

Taneka Cole credits her mentor’s motivation and advice with opening the doors to her body-positive bridal shop.  Research from the Small Business Administration proves a link between mentoring and small business success. This week, in our third installment of our series on building business relationships, we turn to Taneka’s mentorship story.   Taneka Cole wanted

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Building Business Relationships Series: A Better Approach to Networking

Interview with Pathway WBC Director Courtenay Rogers   In our building essential relationships for business series, we’re returning to the topic of networking this week to sort out the mixed data and messages we get on networking, a byproduct of our mixed feelings, that we covered last week. Today, in a short interview with Pathway

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That Accounting Mess You’ve Been Meaning to Tackle? It’s Time.

Tidy up your books for tax season and benefit all year and beyond If only tax preparation could ‘spark joy’ for business owners. More likely, it’s creeping dread you’ve felt since the turn of the year as the nearing tax deadline – and growing pile of receipts, bills and statements you have to face down

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Help Women-Owned Businesses Break Through Barriers Toward Success

Did you know women own around 40% of all businesses in the United States, yet only receive about 2-3% of venture financing? The reasons aren’t totally clear, but it’s likely due to a mixture of gender disparities in the venture capital world as well as gender biases when it comes to decisions about when and

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How to Build Workplace Culture

“Workplace culture” are buzzwords that we tend to hear everywhere these days, but it’s for a good reason. Your culture can truly make or break your business, as it determines the productivity of your employees, quality of work, brand reputation, and many more factors. If you’re just starting to grow your business, you’re in the

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January is National Mentoring Month

Recently, I noticed I was having the same conversation with a number of friends and colleagues – “How can I be a mentor? I’m not a small business owner, so what could I even bring to the table?” The answer is: A LOT.   Each of us brings something important to the table, and your

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