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Boots to Business Reboot in Harlingen

Veterans receive entrepreneurial training Veterans of all eras and their spouses are invited to Boots to Business Reboot June 29-30 at the SBA office in Harlingen. The free two-day entrepreneur training is for all service-members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves. The training program provides an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, as well as an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan.…

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Veteran entrepreneur training comes to Harlingen

Boots to Business caters to veterans Boots to Business Reboot is coming to Harlingen June 29-30. The free two-day event is a veteran entrepreneur training program for both veterans of all eras and their spouses. This includes service-members as well as members of the National Guard and Reserves. The SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office hosts the event that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career…

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Six Unwritten Rules Related To Business Etiquette

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Celebrating National Business Etiquette Week I’m sure many of you are familiar with etiquette when it comes to dining. However, did you know that there was a thing such as business etiquette? Similar to dining etiquette, these unwritten rules of behavior can help you not only close the deal, but also leave a great impression on potential partners/customers. From web communication to interpersonal communication, being aware of unwritten rules can…

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SBA: Honoring Texas Entrepreneurs

Lower Rio Grande Valley office provides for small businesses As a child, Sherrill Lester played on the floor of her father’s machine shop. She got used to the sounds and smells of metal work and eventually launched her own career in the steel industry. Today, she is president of QMF Steel, a $6.5 million manufacturing business with 28 employees in rural Campbell, Texas. Lester and her team worked with the…

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Writing YOUR Success Story

Once upon a time … It’s the classic opening to our favorite fairy tales. As children we dream of magic potions and knights in shining armor that will provide our happily ever after. How were we to know that our own hard work, skill and determination could be far more effective? Once upon a time, my husband and I started our business sharing a desk. As he developed our product…

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SBA announces Small Business Week webinars

Free registration for webinars going on now The Small Business Administration has announced its free webinars for National Small Business Week April 30-May 6. Kicking off the series on May 2 at 1-2 p.m. CT is “The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses,” presented by Visa. Topics include an analysis of which demographic segment(s) that will provide opportunities for future spending growth; how long the current economic expansion…

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Online Marketing Webinar aids businesses in extending marketing

online marketing challenges addressed at SBA webinar The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE have teamed up for a webinar April 25 to help small business owners address online marketing including how to attract more web traffic and increase online sales. The webinar also addresses cost-effectively ways to reach existing customers and use of free online listings to be found locally. The live webinar, “Don’t Let Marketing Bite You: Four Ways…

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SBA Assistance to Women Entrepreneurs Climbs

women entrepreneurs awarded loans worth $20.1 million It was just 38 years ago when the U.S. Small Business Administration began to dedicate resources and services to improve and increase women entrepreneurs, who now lead some of America’s most powerful and lucrative, job-creating firms. The SBA established the Office of Women’s Business Ownership in response to a 1979 executive order signed by President Jimmy Carter.  Prior to 1979, the term “woman…

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Local Small Business Week Winners Announced

Luncheon honors Small Business Week winners May 2 The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office has named the winners of the 2017 Small Business Week Awards. This year marks the 54th annual proclamation of National Small Business Week, April 30 to May 6, 2017. Small Business Persons of the Year are Leodegario Neave, Elizabeth Neave, Abraham Neave and Abisai Neave of JDG Jewelers in Mission. JDG…

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