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Security and New Technology Upgrades a Challenge for Small Business Owners According to Time Warner Cable Business Class Small Business Survey

National Survey of Small Business Owners Reveals Biggest Technology Challenges and Trends Facing One of the Most Important Segments of American Business
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NEW YORK, May 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) today announced the results from their second annual small business technology survey in conjunction with the kickoff of National Small Business Week. Through this survey, TWCBC has continued its long history of helping small businesses understand and meet the challenges that they face in growing their business, staying competitive in their local markets and understanding new technologies that meet the increasing demands of today’s consumer.

Drytunes wins Cox Business and Inc. Magazine's Get Started NOLA Pitch Competition

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NEW ORLEANS, April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Drytunes, the waterproof wireless speaker with internal dry storage, won the Get Started NOLA pitch competition hosted by Cox Business and Inc. Magazine. The event took place live during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week last Wednesday night, March 25 and featured five finalists that were selected from over 40 businesses that applied to pitch. 

JetBlue Opens Doors to Small Sustainable Food Companies

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Investing in the little guy has long been in many major companies' CSR playbooks – just look at Boston Beer Company's "Brewing the American Dream" program or Patagonia's "$20 Million & Change" initiative.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Business Hiring

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Did you hear about Small Business Saturday? If you did – great! If you didn’t, that’s exactly the point I’ll try to make in this post: it’s not easy for small business to compete on the same playing field as the big box companies. Big boxes often have huge marketing teams to help create a brand that people want to work for. They have enviable HR budgets to spend on finding the talent they’re seeking. But when will the little guys ever get a chance to stand up to the big ones? Right now.

Translating a Shared Passion into a Successful Business

Sandra Ramses, owner of YallaYoga, shares how her mentoring relationship through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women with Jennifer Hurd, Bank of America Business Support Manager, was critical to the success of her business
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Sandra, a woman entrepreneur who started her business, YallaYoga, in Egypt at the young age of 25, soon realized that she needed not only strategic counsel but also a sympathetic listener who understood the difficulties of founding and running a business. Through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Program, Sandra was paired with Jennifer Hurd, Business Support Manager at Bank of America.

How Can Small Businesses Create Shared Value?

A Q&A with B Lab’s Andrew Kassoy
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Small and medium-sized enterprises are primed to deliver on both financial returns and social impact. 
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Small and medium-sized enterprises are primed to deliver on both financial returns and social impact. 

Business Unusual: How B-Corporations Create Shared Value

Register now for the webinar on Tuesday, December 9th.
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B-Corp status uniquely positions a company to create shared value.

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B-Corp status uniquely positions a company to create shared value.

Volunteers of Legal Service Celebrates Pro Bono Week

Founder of Sweet Loren’s Highlights the Importance of Pro Bono Legal Assistance to Her Growing Business
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October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - “[Pro bono legal assistance] allowed me to jump-start the business, and avoid the pitfalls that a lot of companies in the early stages can fall in. [The volunteer lawyers] were incredibly helpful in creating a contract with my factory that I was confident in and protected by—all which helped us scale.”

– Loren Brill, Founder, Sweet Loren’s

Small Business, Big Investment: JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announces $30 Million to Help Entrepreneur Networks

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New research shows high-performing small business “clusters” grew faster and added more jobs than other businesses in major U.S. metro areas

Grants to small business networks will provide access to critical resources, including facilities, investors and skilled employees

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New research shows high-performing small business “clusters” grew faster and added more jobs than other businesses in major U.S. metro areas

Grants to small business networks will provide access to critical resources, including facilities, investors and skilled employees

Grameen America Scales Microlending Model Across the U.S. with Launch of Microfinance Training Institute in Queens

Capital One Bank provides $350,000 grant and additional $500,000 low-interest loan to support Grameen America’s expansion
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NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Grameen America, a nonprofit microfinance organization offering microloans, training and support to help women in poverty build small businesses, today announced the launch of the first U.S. Training Institute for microfinance with the support of longstanding partner Capital One. The new Institute, located in Queens, NY, will help provide thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs in low-income communities access to microloans.

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