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Take advantage of SBA's online courses on a variety of business topics

Are you ready for SBA’s Small Business Summer School? The SBA offers a variety of free online courses to help you start and run your business. Topics include how to access capital, marketing tips and legal requirements for your business.

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Operation Main Street Stopping Small Business Scams

Small business keeps America in business. But while you have your shoulder to the wheel and nose to the grindstone, it can be tough to keep an eye out for scammers. That’s why the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement partners across the country have your back. Just one example is Operation Main Street: Stopping Small Business Scams, a coordinated initiative involving 24 civil and criminal actions against B2B fraudsters.

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5 Best Risk Management Strategies

Being in business is exciting, but it also means facing challenges and risks every day. These risks and threats to your business can come from innumerable sources, including economic conditions, lawsuits, competitors and the weather. In order to be able to sleep at night, it’s essential that you adopt a variety of risk management strategies.

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How to Access Capital for Your Veteran-owned Business

Access to capital is essential to getting your business off the ground and through the startup phase of the business lifecycle. Whether you access personal savings or receive assistance through a loan, the SBA recognizes that capital is a tricky topic for prospective (and current) small business owners.  There are a number of SBA resources you can take advantage of in order to access capital for your veteran-owned business.

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Unsecured Business Funding for Small Business Owners Explained

As a small business owner, if you’re in the startup phase or are ready to scale your existing business, you may be searching for unsecured business funding to grow your company. In a nutshell, unsecured funding does not require you to pledge collateral, whereas secured funding requires you to pledge valuable assets that you or your business own. Typically, assets such as real estate, inventory and equipment are used to secure funding.

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SCORE Live Webinar: Find Investors and Finance Your Business with Equity Crowdfunding

June 28, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT

Are you seeking investors to help you fund your business idea? With the launch of equity crowdfunding in 2016, businesses can now raise money from ordinary investors online. In this webinar produced by SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, we’ll share the ins and outs of equity crowdfunding and highlight the type of businesses that can benefit from this opportunity.

You will learn:

  • What is equity crowdfunding?
  • Equity versus rewards-based crowdfunding
  • How to evaluate an equity crowdfunding platform
  • Keys to a successful crowdfunding campaign and how to attract investors

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Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center

FBI Public Service Announcement 

The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers reboot the devices to temporarily disrupt the malware of infected devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide.

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