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Business Insurance Checklist

Johnte’ Archer, JD is the owner and agent of record for J. Archer Insurance Group/Archer Commercial Insurance Group – a full-service risk management and independent insurance brokerage located in Houston, TX. Business Insurance Checklist 7 Must-Have Insurance Coverages for All Businesses Introduction Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy.  They are bold risk-takers that have bet it all on themselves and their capabilities.  Whether it is an inherited family business with generational goodwill, or a dream finally realized and the culmination of years of planning, research, saving and hard work; only the strong survive as entrepreneurs....

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PeopleFund Hurricane Harvey

PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education, and resources to build healthy small businesses. Hurricane Harvey Bounce Back Loan Program PeopleFund In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, PeopleFund is offering up to a $20,000 small business loan for businesses in operation for at least 24 months. With expedited underwriting and quick funding, we can provide the working capital you need to revive your business.  Apply Online peoplefund.org/loan https://peoplefund.org/get-a-loan/apply-for-a-loan/ Business must be located in a county declared disaster zone by FEMA: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette,...

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Podio 10 Things

Manage your Business on the GO: Ten Operational things you can do when you manage your company from the cloud.   The cloud-based management system can allow you to track the workflows and day-to-day operation of your business in a more efficient and smarter way.  A whole operation or just a specific project management process with your employees where you can be tracking the status. It is important to implement this process with a flexible platform that does not require that your business has to become an IT business but can adapt to your needs.   The reasonable price is...

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Twelve Step Program SBA

Twelve Step Program for Federal Procurement Contracts http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2467   Valerie Colman Program Manager, Primer Contracts, Office of Gov. Contracting SBA Houston District Office   Dealing with the Federal Government can- at times- seem like a difficult task.  However, with a little patience, persistence, and perseverance on your part — your efforts can be rewarded in the long run.  To assist you, we developed a procedural step-by-step process that will enhance your potential for success.  Good Luck!   Become familiar with the following websites for Government Contracting:   SBA Office of Government Contracting (GC): HERE  http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2467; Title 13 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Part 125): http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=b9312ac169f6f8ad9a370861048d716a&rgn=div5&view=text&node=13:1.0.1.1.19&idno=13 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): https://www.acquisition.gov/far/loadmainre.html SBA offers a wide array of programs and hands-on assistance to small businesses considering the federal marketplace.   Go to http://www.sba.gov/content/government-contracting-field-staff-directory where you can identify local contracting experts who can be an invaluable resource to you, whether you are new to government contracting or are currently doing business with the government and are seeking advice on how to deal with a particular issue.   From the Contracting Section under Contracting Opportunities: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/contracting/contracting-opportunities you will find links to additional procurement-related programs and assistance such as;  Subcontracting, Federal Business Opportunities, GSA Schedules, Green Contracting Opportunities, Federal Procurement Database Systems – Next Generation, USA Spends, Contracting of Manufacturing, Contracting Opportunities for Energy Efficient Businesses. For Federal Agency Acquisition Forecasts of upcoming government...

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Women Owned Business Resources SBA

Women-owned businesses The SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Connect with the training and funding opportunities specifically for women. Content Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) Funding for women-owned small businesses Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) Federal Contracting program Other resources for women-owned businesses Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) The Office of Women’s Business Ownership helps women entrepreneurs through programs coordinated by SBA district offices. Programs include business training, counseling, federal contracts, and access to credit and capital. The OWBO oversees Women’s Business Centers (WBCs). These centers seek to level the playing field for all women entrepreneurs,...

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