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01:13:36

Twelve tips for getting a small business loan

Understanding how things look from the lender’s point of view can help prepare a small business for...

Choose your competition wisely

Not being a coffee drinker, I indulge in the guilty pleasure of buying a $1 fountain diet...
01:17:39

Update on small business assistance programs

Since mid-March new programs have been proposed and launched. Get an update on what state and federal...

Gather the courage to deal with uncertainty

I wish I could say that all of our CEDF borrowers experience smooth sailing after they close...

Replays of recorded presentations

Informative CEDF webinars and recorded seminars you may have missed

How to buy a business

The common entrepreneurial dream involves starting a business from scratch, having thought up the proverbial “better mousetrap.” An alternative approach to business ownership is...

Never Run a Business to Make a Living

Have you heard the joke about a patient in the hospital? The nurse tucks him in and asks, “Are you comfortable?” The patient replies,...

Nonprofit Grant Writing

Winning a grant is more than simply completing paperwork. Each funder may require varying levels of detail in the submissions, but the real challenge...

Super-Charged Networking Success: It’s More than Just a Meeting

Networking is an ongoing process of developing trusting relationships. This webinar will help you learn: Why you may have totally misunderstood what networking is all...

Nonprofit Bookkeeping Essentials for Grants

Nonprofits run off the generosity of others. But grants come with expectations, including showing how the organization spends money. Learn the accepted methods for...

Planning a Successful Business Exit

Only a small percentage of businesses outlive their owners. Some owners sell out. Some transfer interests to family or partners. Some close the operation....

Articles

Small Business Chalkboard -- Articles to help plan and operate your enterprise

Training process

How to create a shareable job aid

The number one most effective form of shareable job aid I have seen is the humble checklist. It’s a simple but powerful tool used...
interuptions

Transform work interruptions into opportunities

If you’re wondering whether interruptions from colleagues have disappeared during the COVID-19 pandemic, rest assured, they have not. Ask just about anyone—those side conversations...

Small Business As Usual podcasts

The art of operating small enterprises and the issues faced by the owners

Small Business As Usual 21-3 — fiscal fitness

Everyone knows how important it is to have enough financial information to make wise decisions. It would be a lot easier if you had...

Small Business As Usual 21-2 — unintentional entrepreneur

Some people appear to be born entrepreneurs. Others seem to end up owning businesses having never contemplated that career. But is that the same...

Small Business As Usual 21-1 — fortitude

What do you do when you lose 85% of your business? Stephen Richmond of Painting with a Twist in Hartford describes his approach.

Small Business As Usual 20-6 — diversity, inclusion & equity

  Karen Hinds of Workplace Success Group explains why small business owners need to be engaged with diversity, inclusion and equity and how it can...

Small Business As Usual 20-5 — facing uncertainty

  What makes some entrepreneurs better suited for the most emotionally challenging part of business ownership -- uncertainty? Dr. Len Wysocki has insights into the...

Small Business As Usual 20-4 — building community

Michael Cervellino of Belle Academy had figured out how to deal with COVID-19 long before the pandemic hit through charity events and old fashioned...

Small Business As Usual 20-3 — preparation for change

As a small business owner, it’s likely you’ll have to deal with change on a daily basis. Ralph Mesite shares how he prepared for...

Small Business As Usual 20-2 — employee personal problems

Organizational development consultant and author Bruce Tulgan explains you can be be humane, thoughtful and take the right approach to dealing with employees who...

Small Business As Usual 20-1 — should you go into business?

Lots of people are attracted to owning their own businesses. But not everyone stops to make a truly informed assessment of whether it’s right...

Small Business As Usual 19-9 — bread saved my life

We've all heard stories about how the challenges of small business ownership cause personal crises. In contrast, Jennifer Acuna, owner of Loafing Around, LLC...
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How to buy a business

The common entrepreneurial dream involves starting a business from scratch, having thought up the proverbial...

Never Run a Business to Make a Living

Have you heard the joke about a patient in the hospital? The nurse tucks him...

Nonprofit Grant Writing

Winning a grant is more than simply completing paperwork. Each funder may require varying levels...

Super-Charged Networking Success: It’s More than Just a Meeting

Networking is an ongoing process of developing trusting relationships. This webinar will help you learn: Why...

Nonprofit Bookkeeping Essentials for Grants

Nonprofits run off the generosity of others. But grants come with expectations, including showing how...