Recommended Reading for January 10, 2018

Keeping up with all the latest news and advice isn’t easy—so we’re here to help with some recommendations for the essential reading for small business owners and entrepreneurs this week. We’ve got it all, from books to news to insights and features. Don’t miss out on the most important things going on today! New Books: […]

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Small Biz Stories: Training and Education

Many professions and businesses require additional training and education above and beyond the knowledge necessary to start and run a business every day. Louie Northern of Ascend Aerials needed specific training in several different aspects of using UAS, or drones, to get his company off the ground. First, he had to attend flight school, learning […]

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Unique Funding Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses

While women own 30 percent of small businesses in the United States and are expected to generate a third of the new jobs, they receive less than 5 percent of the small business loan money each year. To fill this gap, organizations, nonprofits, and other groups are stepping up to offer funding opportunities specifically for […]

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Small Biz Stories: The Challenges of Ascend Aerials

Starting Ascend Aerials has presented many challenges to founder Louie Northern, most notably in the form of FAA regulations. But, he says, overcoming those challenges requires not just the ability to do it, but the will. Wanting to do something, and even being capable of doing something, are not enough. It comes down to willpower […]

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Small Biz Stories: To Succeed, Believe You Can

Everybody is looking for the ingredients for success. Louie Northern of Ascend Aerials suggests that success in your business requires not only the competence and capability to deliver on what you promise, but just as much and perhaps even more a belief in your ability do deliver. To succeed, you have to believe you can. […]

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Small Biz Stories: Make It Real

When you’re starting a new business, one of the first challenges is making it real—and that includes in your own mind. Making something tangible that you can see and commit to is a big help to getting off the ground, says Louie Northern of Ascend Aerials. After coming up with the idea for the business, […]

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