Small Business Articles

5 Google Tools You Should be Using
Google is a powerful tool for small business owners and provides many services and programs that make life a little easier for startups who are breaking into the digital space.

Venture Capital: Funding Option for Startups
Venture Capital can become a great source for funding. Understanding the world of VC is the first step to conquer. Other steps include how to convince someone to part with their money and develop a top-notch presentation.

A Veteran Business Focus
In 2011, IL Governor Quinn signed into law the “Welcome Home Heroes” program which assisted veterans in multiple ways.

Certification: "What do all those letters mean?"
A colleague told you to get your business certified.  
Your friend told you to get 8(a) certified. 
You have heard of WBE, MBE, DBE, etc. but aren’t sure how the alphabet soup will benefit your business.


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