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Congress Raises Limit on SBA-Backed Loans

6. August 2015 07:38
On July 28, Congress passed legislation to renew the federal loan guarantee program for small businesses and raise the program's cap to $23.5 billion. [More]

For Small Businesses, Online Lenders May Be More Risk than Reward

5. August 2015 07:58
Online borrowing is risky because federal regulations may not apply and can't protect you from predatory practices. Alternative financing options may be safer. [More]

For Better Business Outcomes, Try Getting It Wrong

4. August 2015 07:57
Failure is often a prelude to success. If you're afraid to rock the boat or to make mistakes, you'll miss learning opportunities that could lead to breakthroughs. [More]

How to Make Sure Your Hobbies Don't Kill Your Business

31. July 2015 07:40
A dentist's big-game hunt landed him and his practice in a media firestorm. Businesses may take a hit when the owner's personal mistakes are made public. [More]

Backlash Illustrates the Dark Side of Social Media for Small Businesses

30. July 2015 07:54
Rachel Brown, a boutique owner, got a crash course in cultural sensitivity the hard way. Her mistakes can illustrate what not to do on social media. [More]

Should Your Business Have Shorter Hours in Summer?

27. July 2015 07:50
Shorter hours doesn't mean you're getting less done. In fact, setting a shorter workweek during the summer may increase employee engagement and productivity.[More]

Best Way to Lose Small Business Revenue? Don't Go Mobile

24. July 2015 07:56
The Google algorithm that favors mobile-friendly websites continues to disrupt business as usual. Sites that weren't ready lost 10 percent of their mobile traffic. [More]

A New Way for Small Businesses to Cut the Risk of Nonpayment

22. July 2015 07:49
Tired of late or absent customer payments? Business credit reports can help you vet prospective clients so you don't have to chase after the money you're owed. [More]

The Unusual Way One CA City Helps Small Businesses Manage Risk

21. July 2015 08:05
One California city banned chain stores from setting up shop in its limits. Location plays a key role in the risks your business does or doesn't take on. [More]

Small Business Spotlight: Hiring Summer Help with The Voice of Your Customer

20. July 2015 07:49
Interns can boost your company's efficiency during summer months. The Voice of Your Customer shares tips for hiring summer interns while helping your community. [More]