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Lean Manufacturing Tools by Nick Cray

December 16, 2020

One of the early-developed lean tools, developed in the 1930’s, is The 5 Whys. It is a problem-solving technique developed by the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation, Sakichi Toyoda. It's also useful for solving your business problems, regardless of your industry.

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Budgeting for Next Year by Bill Ferguson

October 26, 2020

Companies using a calendar year to do their financial statements need to take this time of the year to do budgeting for next year. Budgeting? Why would a company need that? Just do their thing – sell and hope for the best? That’s NOT a good way to run a company. Not good at all. All the big corporations budget everything – sales, expenses by category, cash flow, etc, etc. And, they do it on a quarterly basis. Why? One, they want a target that they believe they need to hit and so they then plan what they must do to hit that target. And, secondly, they use it for accountability – to measure the performance of each subsidiary or department that fed their budgets into the overall budget. Planning and accountability.

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SBA Webinar Series: PPP Updates for Your Small Business

The Small Business Administration has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. Read more

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The Startup Roadmap: Chapter 5 - Finding Funding

In chapter 5 of the Startup Roadmap, you’ll assess how much money you can contribute and how much you’ll need to get from outside sources for your startup. Read more

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Assessing Your Company’s Financial Needs

This free online business workshop will help you determine the financial needs for your small business. Read more

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SBA Targeted EIDL Advance Grants: Do You Qualify?

Congress has allocated another $40,000,000,000 in EIDL grants (advances) in the new stimulus bill. Get advice on whether you qualify for these grants with an extended deadline. Read more

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How to Get a Business Loan

June 7, 2021

If you want or need to apply for a business loan, use these steps to understand the application process.

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