Business Resources Library

Small Business Stories: Sheila L. Brown

“When you’re building an epic dream, learn every day by doing.” That’s one of the many insights offered to entrepreneurs by Sheila L. Brown, CEO of Vision Multi-Media, owner of radio stations WUFO 1080AM and Power 96.5FM and author of “29 Years of Preparation: A Guide and Blueprint to Success.” As the first—and still only—African American and female owner of a radio station in the Niagara Frontier, Sheila’s advice is invaluable to everyone [...]

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Securing a Small Business Loan

When it comes to small business loans, business owners have a range of options available to them. Determining your business’s financing needs will help you pinpoint the sources of funding that will best serve them. But where should you start? This webinar from our Access to Capital series breaks down what small business owners need to know to decide what loan types and lenders will match their needs. In this webinar you will learn: Five action items to get ready to borrow How [...]

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Sign up for the challenge today!

You’ve put in the work to get your small business up and running, and now you’re focused on making it grow. When you’re investing time in new opportunities for your business, it can be easy to get away from the basics that keep it running smoothly. How do you reset your mind and refocus? Take it one step at a time. We’ve created the 5-Day Small Business Challenge to help you build good habits and get ready for success. Throughout the challenge you’ll be given [...]

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Small business marketing plan

Opening a small business without marketing it is like throwing a party without sending invitations – if you don’t tell people about what you’re offering, they’ll never know to buy it. That’s why lenders expect marketing to be part of your overall business plan. We developed this step-by-step plan to introduce you to the marketing-related information that lenders want to see in your business plan, as well as how you can satisfy their concerns and requirements in [...]

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small business video marketing

Last week, I on boarded a new small business client for digital marketing services. They have great products and are well-positioned to tap into multiple markets; however, during our initial consultation the owner expressed great hesitation in using video campaigns to grow their business. As the owner stated, “we’ve spent thousands of dollars on professional videos that I hate. We sacrificed valuable time and resources to produce content that we can’t use or that has not [...]

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