Podcast for Small Businesses

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The Small Business Administration offers a Free Podcast on small businesses topics.  These are free podcast provided in mp3 format for users to download and listen too.  Here are the most current podcast topics:


Getting Started:

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SBA Programming:

Financing a Small Business
Featuring Jim Hammersley, Director Office of Financial Assistance Loan Programs
U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA’s business loan programs provide a key source of financing for viable small business that have a real potential, but may not qualify for loans from traditional sources.
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Patriot Express Initiative
Featuring Bill Elmore, Associate Administrator Veterans’ Business Development
U.S. Small Business Administration

Members of our nation’s military community now have increased opportunities to start
or expand small businesses thanks to the Patriot Express Initiative.
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The SBA’s Long-Term, Fixed-Rate Loan Guaranty Program

Featuring Jim Hammersley, Director
Office of Financial Assistance Loan Programs
U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA’s Certified Development Company (504) loan program provides long-term, fixed-rate loans for small business owners who want to expand their businesses. Learn more about this loan program.

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Check List for Starting a Business

Featuring Wendy Baumann, President
Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How can a prospective entrepreneur know if he or she is ready to start a business? This checklist helps you identify what you need to know and what you need to do to start a small business.

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SBA Programs Support Entrepreneurial Veterans

Featuring Bill Elmore, Associate Administrator
Veterans Business Development
U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. veterans who want to start or expand their own small businesses can receive assistance including  SBA loan guarantees, management advice and government contracting programs to sell products and services here and overseas.

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Is Entrepreneurship for You?

Featuring Cheryl Mills, Associate Deputy Administrator
Office of Entrepreneurial Development
U.S. Small Business Administration

Each year more than 600,000 new businesses are started in the United States. Many will succeed while others fail. Find out if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how training maybe be the key to success.
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The SBA Small Business Training Network—Log On!
Featuring Jim O’Connor, Director
Small Business Training Network
U.S. Small Business Administration

To succeed in business entrepreneurs must stay competitive. An essential ingredient to being competitive is training. Learn how SBA’s online Small Business Training Network—a virtual campus—can help potential and current small business owners start, grow and succeed.
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Selecting a Business That Fits
Lou Davenport
SCORE District Director Eastern Pennsylvania

It is said, the secret to starting a successful business is to “Find a Need and Fill It.” However, starting a business must be pursued for the right reasons or it is destined to fail. It is important that you select a business that blends with your interests, skills and expectations.
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Disaster Preparedness for Business Owners
Lori Adamo
President, Code Red Business Continuity Services

Business disasters can occur at any time and any place. It’s a good idea to have an emergency plan, before the disaster hits.
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Financing a Small Business
Carl Knoblock
District Director, SBA Pittsburgh District Office

Many entrepreneurs lack the financial resources to start or expand a small business themselves, so they seek financing from family, friends, venture capitalists, and small business loans.
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Creating a Business Plan
Don Martin
Business Counselor and Trainer from the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center at Kutztown University

If you are thinking about starting or expanding a small business, having a good business plan may be the difference between success or failure. Learn how to develop a good business plan.
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Making Your Business Plan Work for You
Featuring Ernie Post, Director
Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center
Kutztown University
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
A business plan is a tool to help you effectively manage your business. But if your business plan is sitting in a drawer somewhere find out how to put it to work for you.

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