New Ideas

New Ideas By Paula Anderson Most ideas for businesses stem from solving a problem. As an entrepreneur, curiosity and creativity are two components needed to discover new ideas. Having an idea is not enough to make your product successful. It requires research, marketing and a testing method. This is the

SBA Loan Applicants Beware Of Email Phishing Scams

 Arnella Foster  

Release Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020 The U.S. Small Business Administration is sending a cyber warning alert to loan applicants seeking federal aid in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Email phishing campaigns where malicious actors are impersonating the SBA and its Office of Disaster Assistance to collect personally identifiable information

Social Media Use and Abuse

By Paula Anderson As with most new ideas, the original intent of a product or service may change once it has been on the market for a while.  This is the case in the social media world.  Most platforms were developed by college students to connect with each other. The

Lessons from COVID-19

By Paula Anderson Planning for a crisis is not optional; it is mandatory for small businesses and entrepreneurs who may experience a temporary loss of revenue or operations. COVID-19 revealed a lot of opportunities for businesses to consider when everything is going well. The disruption halted every industry except food


Whether or not you have accurately spent your Payment Protection Program loan funds will determine if your loan qualifies for partial or full forgiveness. As a small business owner, you are trying to figure out exactly how you can get your entire amount forgiven. We’ve come up with some tips