Acceler8Success Cafe Wednesday 5.8.19

National Small Business Week 2019

National Small Business Week marks more than 50 years of recognizing small business growth. The event highlights their contribution to the U.S. economy. And it identifies the challenges they face.

Small businesses seek to find workable solutions to these challenges in order to grow. And the administration says the success of these businesses “Depends on leadership and vision from all perspectives and backgrounds.”

Women own close to 10 million American small businesses. And minorities and veterans make up 29% and 10% of those owners respectively.

With the right policies, incentives, and environment, small businesses can grow without too much meddling from the government. Read more.

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As we celebrate National Small Business Week please remember that most franchises are Mom & Pop owned & operated businesses. With long hours and in many cases, investment of life savings, franchisees have committed to the American Dream of business ownership no different than any Mom & Pop business owner on Main Street USA.

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Celebrate Entrepreneurs During National Small Business Week

This is an important week for all Americans who rely on small businesses — it’s National Small Business Week. In addition to supporting small businesses in your local community, it presents a great opportunity to learn about the essential role small business entrepreneurs and their employees play in the American economy.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States—which employ nearly 60 million people. When stacked up against other participates in the business community, small businesses account for 99% of all enterprises in the country.

For the past decade, small businesses have been responsible for creating two-thirds of all net new jobs, empowering local economies all across the country. Not a lot of large businesses would open a location in a town of a few thousand people, yet you can’t go anywhere in America without running across a small business. They are truly the hallmark and cornerstone of Main Street. Read more.

Acceler8Success Cafe Friday 3.15.19

FEATURED ARTICLE: Opinion: Women Owners Key to Small Business Economy

What do 6,111 women in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa all have in common? They each visited a Women’s Business Center in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region 7 during fiscal 2018 and are now starting or operating a business.

Nationally, the SBA supports 114 WBCs that contribute to tremendous growth for the businesses they serve – creating $1.7 billion in revenue and 17,000 new jobs. Counseling, training and mentorship through other SBA resource partners including Small Business Development Centers, SCORE chapters and the SBA’s Woman Owned Small Business program helped even more women succeed as entrepreneurs.

READ HERE about why these women are on the forefront of small-business growth.

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Very early stage startups often seek angel or seed financing in order to gain initial traction on developing their product or technology, land initial customers, and make other progress. Angel or seed rounds typically range from $100,000 to $500,000 or more. READ HERE for four key points investors look for when reviewing an early stage seed or angel investment opportunity:

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Acceler8Success Cafe Monday 3.11.19

FEATURED ARTICLE: How One Entrepreneur Went From Waiting Tables to Owning Over 80 Restaurants

Dawn Lafreeda, Owner of Den-Tex Central and judge on Elevator Pitch, discusses her journey in the food service industry, from her beginnings waiting tables to owning over 80 full-service restaurants across the United States, and shares advice for those who want to own their first franchise.

Lafreeda and host David Meltzer discuss topics such as finding the right business partner, the benefits of becoming a franchisee, building an infrastructure that provides advancement opportunities for loyal employees and how technology is helping to streamline the restaurant business. The pair also converse about the ongoing controversy surrounding the tipping of restaurant servers.

Read the article and watch the video here!

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