Author Archives: Allen Gutierrez

As Associate Administrator of the Office of Entrepreneurial Development for the Small Business Administration, Allen Gutierrez is dedicated to enhancing the nationwide network of offices, business executives, and mentors that support current and aspiring business owners as they start, grow and compete in today’s global market.

Five Reasons You Need a Business Plan

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If you are starting a small business, there is no shortage of advice on the steps you should take: registering your business name, getting a Tax ID, deciding on a business structure and applying for the needed permits and licenses. While these are all very important steps to take, a business plan will be central to how you start, grow and develop your business. Here are five reasons why you…

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