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Venturize is excited to announce a new partnership with CO.STARTERS, a network that helps communities build thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems by equipping them with strategy, tools and resources. You can now find their locations on our resource map. Kamiya and Tess are just one of many success stories to come out of a CO.STARTERS program, and you could be their next.

Denver student Kamiya Willoughby is challenging preconceived notions about a popular type of food that is often construed as unhealthy and unsophisticated. 

“Soul food is a legitimate cuisin...

This post originally appeared on the blog of our partner, CAMEO

Women-owned businesses with revenues between $250,000 and $5 million struggle to find the loans they need to grow their businesses – that’s according to a new survey of women business owners about their capital needs by Invest in Women Entrepreneurs Initiative (I-WE).  Thus, an undercapitalized group of successful and established women entrepreneurs don’t have access to the financial tools they need to grow their businesses, create jobs, and contribute to our country’s economic output.

This post originally appeared on the blog of our partner, CDC Small Business Finance.

If you’re on the hunt for a small business loan, how much you’ll pay in interest for affordable financing depends on several financial moving parts, from your credit score to the type of lender you work with.

Instead of going to a traditional bank, you can opt to get a business loan through a community-based lender where loan requirements are not as strict and rates are affordable. Interest rates vary from community lender to community lender. At CDC Small Business Finance, as...

Esta es la cuarta publicación de una serie sobre los conceptos básicos de las finanzas de pequeñas empresas. Eche un vistazo a nuestras publicaciones sobre cuentas bancarias de pequeñas empresas y tarjetas de crédito para pequeñas empresas. Esté atento a futuras publicaciones en esta serie.

Esperamos que haya leído otras publicaciones de esta serie, diseñadas para ayudarlo a recorrer los primeros pasos que necesita para establecer las finanzas de su pequeña empresa. Sin embargo, una vez que tiene una cuenta bancaria, una tarjeta de crédito, un sistema de contabilidad y sus finanzas...

Como propietario de una pequeña empresa, sus relaciones con su comunidad y sus colegas son esenciales para alcanzar el éxito. Sus compañeros de negocios pueden brindar apoyo y asesoramiento muy necesarios a medida que crece su pequeña empresa. Es por esto que muchos nuevos empresarios recurren a un mentor que ya abrió su propio camino. Sin embargo, una mentoría exitosa requiere esfuerzo. A continuación mencionamos algunos consejos sobre cómo tener una relación exitosa entre mentor y aprendiz. 

4 maneras de aprovechar al máximo su mentoría

Mantener una comunicación abierta....

Esta es la tercera publicación de una serie sobre los conceptos básicos de las finanzas de las pequeñas empresas. Eche un vistazo a nuestras publicaciones sobre cuentas bancarias para pequeñas empresas y tarjetas de crédito para pequeñas empresas, y esté atento a futuras publicaciones en esta serie.

Nuestras publicaciones anteriores en esta serie estaban dirigidas a las cuentas bancarias y tarjetas de crédito de pequeñas empresas, con énfasis en la importancia de mantener sus cuentas personales y empresariales por separado. Otro paso importante para formalizar las finanzas de su peq...

This post originally appeared on the blog of our partner, Nav.com. 

Leslie Saul & Associates, Inc. is an architecture and interior design firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that primarily services the greater Boston and Miami areas. The business focuses on renovations including offices, restaurants, retail stores, senior living facilities, private homes, universities, churches, and synagogues, among many other building types. Founder Leslie Saul says that having such a broad practice has helped her maintain a business for more than 26 years. Additionally, her attention t...

In celebration of our new partnership with America’s SBDC, Venturize co-hosted a Twitter chat during National Small Business Week to talk about the top tips and resources to help small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs become loan ready. We were happy to be joined by our friends at Intuit QuickBooks, the New Jersey Business Action Center, Small Business Majority, BIGG Success and BizBuySell. There were also a number of SBDCs that participated, including the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, New York SBDC, University of Minnesota Center for Economic Development a...

Venturize se enorgullece de asociarse con el Centro de Recursos De Negocios para Veteranos (VBRC), una organización con sede en Missouri que ofrece tutoría y capacitación a propietarios veteranos de pequeñas empresas y colabora con su transición a la vida civil. VBRC no solo es un socio estratégico de nuestra organización matriz, Small Business Majority, sino que también se ha asociado con nosotros para llevar nuestros recursos de préstamos a su red de veteranos en expansión. En honor al Día de los Veteranos que tiene lugar esta semana, nos reunimos con el VBRC para aprender más sob...

This blog was originally posted on the website of Small Business Majority. 

In honor of National Small Business Week, we asked several members of our national Small Business Council to share their expert advice on starting and running your own business. 

Our panel includes

Harland Henry: CEO and founder of SunBiz Showcase Alliance, an economic and community development advocacy company focused on the development of small enterprises based in Tampa, Florida. 

Jessica Jolly: Founder of ALT-Enter, a Chicago-base...