FAQs From Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

The Veteran Entrepreneur’s Journey | Q&A

Q&A with Renee Bobb, Veteran Entrepreneur and PWBC Member The first week in November has been designated National Veterans Small Business Week. To honor all the amazing veteran and active duty entrepreneurs we serve and their families, we interviewed a female veteran entrepreneur that most of our members should recognize from classes and coaching – Renee

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The Veteran Entrepreneurs Journey | Q & A

Q/A with Corissa Wiest, Veteran Entrepreneur and PWBC Member   On June 28, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center will be hosting Bunker Labs  Nashville Muster event, connecting and empowering innovative Veteran entrepreneurs in our community. The event will include over 200 thought leaders, veterans, and community partners gathering together at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place. In

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SBA LINC: Connecting Borrowers with SBA Approved Lenders

Access to credit continues to bedevil too many U.S. entrepreneurs. Eighty percent of small business loan applications are rejected, according to some industry estimates, and more applications than we can count are never filed because of the difficulty of getting an appointment with a loan officer. Technology can help us address this problem. Online matchmaking

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Accessing Contracts and Government Work: The System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is useful for any business or entity that wishes to pursue grants or government contracting opportunities. SAM combines federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system, including: Central Contractor Registry (CCR), Federal Agency Registration (Fedreg), Online Representations and Certifications Application, and Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)

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A Guide to the Seven Types of Business Insurance

Every business needs insurance. The types and amounts of insurance coverage you need varies depending on the type of business, size of business, and the amount of risk the business is willing to assume. If your business provides personal services or if you are operating the business without a corporate structure, you must consider your

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A Guide to Renting a Business Location

Choosing and leasing a location for your business is critical. The type of your business will dictate many of your decision-making factors. For example, a retail business that is dependent on walk-in traffic means that you must have a location where there are many people who have an interest in your product or service.

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A Guide to Preparing to Borrow Capital for Your Business

Whether it is for the start-up or growth phase, most businesses ultimately need to borrow money. Here are some issues to consider as you approach the borrowing process. Addressing them as you start the borrowing process can increase the chances of getting the loan and make the process much easier.

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A Practical Guide to Creating a Marketing Plan

The need for a marketing plan grows as a business develops new products, enters new markets, and refines how it attempts to position and sell its products. The structure of a marketing plan is similar to a business plan but focuses more on specific products and the operations surrounding those products instead of the entire

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A Practical Guide to Creating a Business Plan

A formal business plan is important. It is needed when obtaining financing; serves as a guide for the policies, strategies, and tactics needed for running your business; can be shared with potential key employees; serves as a key document when you sell your business; and forces you to focus on the issues that are essential

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