National Survey of Small Business Owners Reveals Biggest Technology Challenges and Trends Facing One of the Most Important Segments of American Business
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Founder of Sweet Loren’s Highlights the Importance of Pro Bono Legal Assistance to Her Growing Business
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.”
Capital One Bank provides $350,000 grant and additional $500,000 low-interest loan to support Grameen America’s expansion
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.