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Voting To Close In One Week For $5000 Small Green Business Quarterly Award

Public Voting Period To Determine Winners of Green America Award Recognizing Green Entrepreneurs With a Focus on Community Action Closing; 10 Small Businesses in AK, CA, DC, ME, MD, NY, NC and OR Competing for Prize. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A public voting period will close in one week for finalists for the first quarterly Green America "People & Planet" award recognizing Americ ...

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Small-business credit conditions slightly improve as economy shows signs of stalling, according to the Latest Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that the Experian/Moody's Analytics Small Business Credit Index edged up 0.9 point in the second quarter of 2012, to 104.1 from 103.2. This is the index's third consecutive quarterly improvement, after it fell over much of 2011. Findings from the report also show that credit quality w ...

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StartUp RockOn Launches The StartUp Grant Challenge To Help Ignite Local Businesses At Its 2012 Convention Events

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the fast-growing startups of EventFarm, HyperVocal, and Fighter Interactive, who have joined forces to launch StartUp RockOn, are proud to announce the launch of the StartUp Challenge, a startup seed grant competition aimed at igniting America's startup community. With the support of America's leading innovators, including WordPress.com VIP, Tumblr, the Entert ...

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Over $1 Million in SBA Disaster Loans Approved in Florida

ATLANTA, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U. S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for residents in Florida affected by Tropical Storm Debby. "Currently, 33 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $1,368,700 for affected survivors," said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA's Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. "We are pleased to ...

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Watching your bottom line? Budgets don’t always help you spend less, new research says.

CHICAGO, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conventional wisdom says deciding what you want to spend on a product before you hit stores will help you keep your spending in check. But new research published in the Journal of Marketing Research shows this isn't always true. Consumers who set a target price for a product they want to purchase before they hit the mall may unintentionally end up spending mo ...

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University of Michigan’s Zell Lurie Institute Seeks Promising Ventures for Annual Michigan Business Challenge

Deadline Approaching for Student Entrepreneurs to Enter Multi-phase Business Development Competition ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business will officially kick off the Michigan Business Challenge on Nov. 14 when team applications are due. The multi-round business ...

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Hiscox Announces $10,000 “MyStartUpStory” Contest

Small businesses, entrepreneurs and consultants can win $10,000 and other valuable prizes for sharing their start-up story NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiscox, the first company offering US small businesses the ability to obtain quotes and buy small business insurance online and in real-time, is looking for entrepreneurs, consultants and other small business owners to share their start-up stories ...

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Tech Coast Angels Launches Angel Syndication Network

Network Provides Entrepreneurs Access to More and Larger Rounds of Angel Financing; TCA, Golden Seeds and Band of Angels Found the New Nationwide Network IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the nation's largest angel investment network, today announced the formation of the Angel Syndication Network (ASN), an affiliation of angel investment groups across the U.S. that have ...

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Driving Toward Success

“My employees aren’t committed enough”. “I can’t get my people all on the same page”. One of the biggest complaints I hear from business owners is that they just can’t get their employees to take full ownership of their jobs. Most small business owners all make the same assumption: “My employees should feel just as passionate about the business as I do”. This assumption is generally promptly followed by the ...

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How to Evaulate an Opportunity

Have you ever wondered if you picked the wrong path? Did you start climbing the corporate ladder only to find it was leaning against the wrong wall? Many people are not happy where they are, but if you just look, you will see you are surrounded by opportunities. There are millions of people looking for a different opportunity right now, you may be one of them ...

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