Consultant’s Corner: Funding a New Small Business

Question: What is the best way to go about getting a loan from the SBA? Contrary to popular belief, the Federal Small Business Administration or SBA does not provide loans but merely provides loan guarantees on funding offers made by its lending partners (Banks, Community Development Organizations, Microlending Institutions and other lenders). There are several […]

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Make Time for Strategic Planning

Running your business is an exhausting, all-day-every-day enterprise. You have so many things to do—from the central task of finding more customers to the ins and outs of day-to-day operations. And it’s especially true for a small business, where you don’t have a huge staff of people to spread the tasks around. With so much […]

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How a B Corp Certificate Can Help You Achieve Success

B Corp Certification is provided by B Lab, and requires companies to meet high performance standards for their environmental, social, and transparency standards. This certification is rigorous, but it can help a business stand out from the pack by clearly communicating your values and commitment to the community. It can also help companies attract better […]

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Common Challenges for Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs face not only the challenges common to all new business owners, but also some additional specific challenges. The ADP Blog team has identified some of those common challenges for women entrepreneurs, and, in conversation with Lisa Champagne-Minyard from Women’s Economic Ventures, also looked at ways for women to overcome these challenges. Some of […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Registering a Logo

Question: What is the best way to register a company logo? Generally, trademark protection is available for logos, business names, slogans, and some design elements. When a name, logo or design is being used primarily to distinguish your goods or services from the goods or services of competitors, in other words, its function is to […]

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