Managing Your Small Business

The 10 Golden Rules of Effective Management

The 10 Golden Rules of Effective Management
By Alexandra Trujillo on May 01, 2017 at 07:00 AM in Managing Your Small Business

Effectively managing your small business can be difficult. It may be hard to identify how to treat those around you in order to form a healthy relationship, while still getting work done. When setting goals, they can expect to be met if you are being effective in your management methods.
We found this article that outlines 10 "rules" that can help you manage effectively in order to achieve maximum productivity.

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Silvio Di Loreto - In Memory of a SCORE Counselor

Silvio Di Loreto - In Memory of a SCORE Counselor
By Gerald Harter on Apr 27, 2017 at 12:42 AM in Managing Your Small Business

Silvio was one of the first SCORE members I met when I started counseling a little over 8 years ago. While I can't say I knew him well, I can say that I am glad to have known him at all. I asked one of our more tenured Counselors who has knew him well to write the following. (John Richardson)

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Keys To Develop A Great Small Business Growth Strategy

Keys To Develop A Great Small Business Growth Strategy
By Alexandra Trujillo on Apr 03, 2017 at 07:30 AM in Managing Your Small Business

Your small business was created by YOU. It’s up to you to decide the best way to manage a successful small business. We found an article that provides the keys to developing a great small business growth strategy that will help keep your business going in the right direction.

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GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED!
By Alexandra Trujillo on Mar 24, 2017 at 10:00 PM in Managing Your Small Business

SCORE will provide On-The-Spot counseling at the Santa Barbara Business Network’s Business Expo on April 29th at Fess Parker’s Double Tree Hotel

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How Email Marketing Can Increase Sales and Customer Engagement

By Alexandra Trujillo on Mar 22, 2017 at 08:05 PM in Managing Your Small Business

Today SCORE hosted a workshop where Alisa Wilcox and John Richardson talked about why it is important to take advantage of emails as a form of marketing in order to help expand your business.

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SCORE MENTORS - Available for the asking!

SCORE MENTORS - Available for the asking!
By Bob Vitamante on Mar 07, 2017 at 11:48 PM in Managing Your Small Business

SCORE Mentorship - Free and Confidential! Don't start your small business without the help of a SCORE Mentor! Let a SCORE Mentor guide you when making important decisions!

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10 things to ask your accountant, CPA, Tax Strategist, Tax Attorney (or YOURSELF) about your financials

By Bob Vitamante on Feb 28, 2017 at 03:27 PM in Managing Your Small Business

Our latest monthly workshop was attended by 20 SCORE clients. The focus of the talk was about the role of your 'financial people' and advisers.

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SCORE Santa Barbara helps ‘power-up’ a local power source - Fuelbox

By Bob Vitamante on Dec 18, 2016 at 11:13 PM in Managing Your Small Business

Exciting news as current SCORE Santa Barbara client - FuelBox - has officially launched their flagship technology-charging product “The FuelBox® Ultimate Charging Solution” into the market!

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Head of the Small Business Administration Sits Down with The Wall Street Journal to Discuss Access to Capital and Other Challenges for Small-Business Owners.

By Gerald Harter on May 20, 2016 at 06:09 AM in Managing Your Small Business

Ms. Contreras-Sweet, who previously served as executive chairwoman of a Los Angeles-based community bank for seven years, sat down with The Wall Street Journal to discuss access to capital and other challenges for small-business owners.

WSJ: When you took office, you promised to modernize the SBA. What would you say are some of your major accomplishments?

Ms. Contreras-Sweet: We were able to create SBA One, a new process for making loans that will become mandatory on Oct. 1 for all loans where the SBA makes the credit decision. The system has the potential to be transformational. Everything is online. The goal is they should be able to process these loans in a matter of a couple of weeks. That’s a really big deal.

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Secure Your Database from Information Leaks

By Gerald Harter on May 12, 2016 at 05:57 PM in Managing Your Small Business

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Locks, alarms, and cameras can help safeguard your facilities and equipment. But what about your computer databases—the places where valuable, sensitive, and potentially irreplaceable assets of your small business are stored?

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