Justin Emery and Kimberly Johnson recently received loan assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program for the start-up of “Emery’s Truck and Trailer Repair” business at 601 Nelson Blvd, along Hwy 12 in Montrose. Emery’s specializes in diesel repair and services. With the strength of the trucking industry in the marketplace, there […]
Business ownership could be yours if you follow these steps and we can provide one connection for the resources you need. Go to the Center of Rural Entrepreneurship (CORE) – Congratulations, you have already completed Step 1! Take the Assessment Quiz: Chapter 1 of the Starting a Business webcast on CORE Complete the on-line Starting a […]
Angie Horkey of Westbrook is opening The Recipe with the help of Kiva The Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) recently endorsed its first project through Kiva Zip, an online crowd-funding tool. Widely known as the international microlending site, Kiva recently started a pilot project called Kiva Zip, the online microlending platform specifically for businesses within the […]
Running a business is tough. As a small business owner, we must juggle all kinds of responsibilities from big picture planning to small details that may have a surprising effect on the bottom line. This time of year, as we all seek shelter from high temperatures and off-the-charts humidity, our air conditioning systems are working […]
Your local Chamber of Commerce can be a great asset to your business. Why? If you have a retail or service business, or even if you are a manufacturer, the benefits your local chamber can bring to your business will usually far outweigh the cost of membership dues. Chambers almost always have a newsletter that […]
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This week Kurt Thompson talks about grants and loans.
Your credit score is important. Most businesses at some point borrow money. A ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ credit score can save you money with lower loan rates.
I just received an email from a company called Agile Marketing (link this first citation directly to their website www.agilemarketing.net) about Content Marketing. CM is a hot item right now. It’s about using new media, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and everything else out there to “inform and engage” prospects and customers. It can position your […]
There are many thoughts that come to mind when asking the question, “What is an entrepreneur?” An entrepreneur is someone who is an independent thinker, creative, innovative—usually an ‘idea person’ who is always coming up with something new!