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SCORE Small Business Basics Workshop March

SCORE Small Business Basics Workshop This workshop is intended to help your dream get off to the right start by studying the legal requirements of starting a business, and subjects that will impact the success or failure of your plans. You will learn about developing an effective business plan, record keeping and taxes, bank loan financing, marketing, insurance, and legal [...]

2021-01-19T11:31:01-05:00March 13th, 2021||

SCORE Small Business Basics Workshop February

SCORE Small Business Basics Workshop This workshop is intended to help your dream get off to the right start by studying the legal requirements of starting a business, and subjects that will impact the success or failure of your plans. You will learn about developing an effective business plan, record keeping and taxes, bank loan financing, marketing, insurance, and legal [...]

2021-01-19T11:29:13-05:00February 13th, 2021||

Starting a New Business

1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a New Business – WEBINAR 1st Step of Pitt SBDC’s no-cost business development and growth course for those thinking about starting a business or established small businesses operating less than one year. This event will be offered as a webinar. Registrants will receive the link and information prior to the event. Thinking of starting a small [...]

2021-02-04T13:16:47-05:00February 5th, 2021||

Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Loans  

Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2021 (H.R. 133)- Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Expanded Employee Retention Tax Credits (ERTC), was signed on December 27, 2020. The Consolidated Act authorizes the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to guarantee Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Second Draw Loans. The Paycheck Protection Program has $284 billion in available funds for small businesses to apply for [...]

2021-01-25T12:14:22-05:00January 25th, 2021|In the News|

1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Business (WEBINAR)

Startups in the Pittsburgh area, there is a workshop especially for you! The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering local startups a valuable workshop. 1st Step of Pitt SBDC’s no-cost business development and growth course for those thinking about starting a business or established small businesses operating fewer than one year. Thinking of starting a small [...]

2020-10-21T10:57:20-04:00November 6th, 2020||

Women-Owned Business Federal Contracting

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program The goal of the SBA programs for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small business each year. These programs help provide a level playing field for women business owners. These contracts are for industries where women-owned small [...]

2020-09-24T12:25:38-04:00September 24th, 2020|News and Blog|

Business Financing 101

Business financing is one of the most challenging obstacles entrepreneurs will face at one time or another. During this period of economic uncertainty, this is an even greater need for many businesses. The best sources and structure of financing are based on a particular company's needs and can change based on a company's current operating environment. Assessing the length of [...]

2020-09-09T17:33:48-04:00September 9th, 2020|In the News|

Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accountants can uncover deceptive ledger entries. According to the FBI, business fraud consists of dishonest and illegal activities perpetrated by individuals or companies to provide an advantageous financial outcome to those persons or establishments. These schemes often appear under the guise of legitimate business practices. Why a Forensic Accountant? It is the job of a forensic accountant to discover [...]

2020-08-27T11:51:19-04:00August 27th, 2020|In the News|

The Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act

The Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act has been introduced by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee to the Senate. The Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act his act would allow small businesses who received a loan of $150,000 or less through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will receive forgiveness. To apply for automatic forgiveness, the business owner submits a [...]

2020-08-03T16:14:45-04:00July 22nd, 2020|In the News|

Business Startup Foundations

As a startup business owner, you work your plan and check off your mandatory tasks. Market research – check. Business plan – check. Brick & mortar or online – check. Business name – check. Great job! But there's more to do so your business succeeds, maximizes profit, and minimizes expenses. There are four areas that the initial decision will make [...]

2020-07-13T11:34:52-04:00July 13th, 2020|Agency News|
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