What is an SBA 7A Loan?

by Michelle Orr of Live Oak Bank SBA 7(a) Loans The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a government agency that serves as the main resource for government-backed business loans. A portion of SBA loans is guaranteed by the government and these loans allow small business owners to obtain capital with less equity than a conventional […]

The “WHY’S”, the “WHAT’S, the “WHERFORE’S” and WHO PAYS of the Supply Chain Saga…

By Jim Weinberg of Clarksons.com With literally hundreds of thousands of containers tied up in the major export and import terminals, it is obvious someone’s Christmas stocking is going empty this year. With shipment delays for everything from clothing to computer games, small appliances to auto’s and pet blankets to bathroom fixtures, it can all […]

Saving Cards & Memories in the Digital Age

by Jeff Cohen of E-bration.com When you are planning an event, there are so many different factors that go into making sure the day goes off smoothly. Coordinating with the right vendors who will deliver on your vision, be readily available to communicate with you leading up to the event, and have proven to be […]

Tips and Tricks for Navigating College Financial Aid

by Debbie Malewicki of USA Tutors Recognizing that a college degree is expensive is important, but understanding your options is vital to determine the best choices for your family. Many people realize community colleges are a great alternative for students on a career path where an associate’s degree or professional certification are optimal, but it’s […]

The Truth About Work-Life Balance

by Maryann Croce of Small Biz Vantage Have you ever asked yourself if work-life balance is possible as an entrepreneur or small business owner? I have in my early days as an auto shop owner. Since 1999, my husband and I were consumed with running all the areas of our business, while juggling our personal […]

Avoiding Judgment Through Connecticut’s Foreclosure Mediation Program

by Attorney Ron Bellenot of Bellenot & Boufford ​In 2008 Connecticut established what was one of the first Foreclosure Mediation Programs in the country to help homeowners with the record-breaking number of foreclosure cases being filed. When a qualifying homeowner enters mediation, the foreclosure action is stayed pending conclusion of the mediation. The mediation process […]