Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center

Managing a small business isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to turn for effective advice. That’s why we’ve created this Small Business Resource Center packed full of practical information to help you manage your business, including guides, templates and interactive tools.

Starting Your Business
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  • Determining Your Business Structure

    One of the most important decisions new business owners make is how to structure their business. Here is a brief description of each type of structure and some things to consider.

Finance and Money Matters
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  • Growing Your Business? Prepare for a Loan Request

    Evidence is mounting that the economy is starting to turn the corner and that small businesses are feeling more hopeful about their prospects. If you are considering making improvements to or growing your business, here are some steps you can take to increase your chances of being approved for a loan.

  • 6 Ways to Cut Business and Personal Expenses

    In any economic environment, businesses and individuals look for ways to trim expenses and maximize efficiency. Following are several strategies that individuals and small business owners can use to save money related to their finances.

  • When (and When Not) to Use Credit Cards for Your Business

    Pulling out plastic for a purchase is convenient, but is it always the right choice for your business? Find out here.

  • 5 C’s of Credit Analysis

    Whether you need new equipment or would like to make other improvements to your business, it's helpful to know what financial advisors are looking for when evaluating credit.

  • Properly Insuring Your Business

    No matter how careful you are in running your business, accidents happen. You’ll need to plan for risks if you want it to thrive.

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