Four Steps to Making Sure Your Business Plan Looks Great!

Written by Marc Parham, Small Business Expert, CAPBuilder Network Group, Step 1: Creating a Great Visual Identity for Your Business Plan It has to look good! Visual identity is an important part of any business. It is a representation of the company and its values. It also helps with branding, marketing and advertising. VisualContinue reading “Four Steps to Making Sure Your Business Plan Looks Great!”

Get ready for government contracts

Written by Renzie Richardson, CEO BHFL Group Winning a government contract can be very rewarding, but getting there is an extremely complex process, especially if you are not prepared beforehand. What do you need to get ready? Past Performance. What is your past performance on other projects? This will show your readiness for government contracts. EquallyContinue reading “Get ready for government contracts”

Building your brand, written by Marc Parham

Your Brand, It’s emotional. A strong brand story is all about stimulating emotion and empathy. It’s not just about what you do but how you affect people. Sure, your software may automate emails, but it’s ultimately making people’s lives easier and stress-free. That’s the emotional hook of the story. Your Message Consider the messaging youContinue reading “Building your brand, written by Marc Parham”

What is a Social Enterprise?

The United States The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) of the United States defines a “social enterprise” as “an organization or venture that advances its primary social or environmental mission using business methods.”[16] In the U.S, two distinct characteristics differentiate social enterprises from other types of businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies: Social enterprises directly address socialContinue reading “What is a Social Enterprise?”

Resources for Small Business & Entrepreneurs

Programs & Initiatives for You SBA Direct SBA Direct is a new dynamic Web tool that allows users to personalize their experience on Just by answering a few simple questions about your business, SBA Direct brings the targeted resources you need to start, operate and grow your small business – directly to your desktop.Continue reading “Resources for Small Business & Entrepreneurs”

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business

BY ALINA DIZIK Giving up the security of a full-time job to start your own business is a risky, often stressful move. “The biggest reason people don’t end up quitting is the fear of uncertainty. They don’t know what might happen and they don’t want to give up the security that they already have,” saysContinue reading “10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Job to Start a Business”

8 Ways to Come Up With a Business Idea

BY JANE PORTER | January 15, 2013| The start of the year is a great time to gear up to start a business. But, of course, you first need to figure out a winning concept. “You have to come up with a lot of ideas to be successful,” says Stephen Key, cofounder of the websiteContinue reading “8 Ways to Come Up With a Business Idea”

4 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Up

By Adam Toren|March 7, 2013 You could probably tick off an infinite number of excuses for why starting up now isn’t ideal. The U.S. unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, at nearly 8 percent. Moody’s recently downgraded the UK’s credit rating. U.S. businesses are keeping fewer inventories on hand. And the federal government could shut down at theContinue reading “4 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Up”

Setting Up Your Website to Receive Money and/or Donations

by Marc Parham How do you collect money or donations online? The internet has become the main way that most people pay for products and services. If you do not provide a way to do this on your website you will miss out on a lot of business. This article will discuss the basic aboutContinue reading “Setting Up Your Website to Receive Money and/or Donations”