Category Archives: Small business administration

What is CRM and does my small business need it?

Hard as it is to imagine, there was a time not terribly long ago when a sales or service person for a small business would go out into the field without a PDA or Smart Phone—or any phone at all. The reason for the current ubiquity of the communication devices in small business is obvious: […]

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Need an SBA Loan? Here’s a list of SBDC locations

Here’s how to find the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Centers nearest you. Contact one of these offices to see if your business qualifies for an SBA Loan If you want to buy a business go to Sunbelt Business Brokers to find an office near you. For articles about how to Buy a Business […]

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5 Reason to get a business appraisal

There are many good reasons to get a business appraisal valuation on your business. Here’s a list: So you can keep track of what business value you are building not just what income you are generating. So you would know if someone made you an offer to buy your business that you should take. Don’t […]

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Document My Systems?…..Which Systems?

Recently I wrote a post about how businesses should document their systems to improve their profits and value. I received some feedback that went something like this.. “Which systems, there are a million systems in my business!” Well, you’re correct. Even a small business has many different systems. How you answer the phone, how to […]

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Guest Post on SBA Lending

Why SBA Loan Production is DownSheila Spangler, CBI, Capital Strategies, Boise, ID  There was an article recently on CNNMoney.com that said SBA loan production is down 36 percent from 2008. As business brokers, many of us have felt that pinch first hand, but have you wondered why SBA loans have waned along with the rest […]

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