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How in the world could a Philadelphia-based manufacturing company increase its business 60% year over year? What magic wand did a school food services company based in Chicago wave to triple its revenue and add 30 employees? And then there’s the staffing business based in New Orleans that doubled its revenue to $5.5 million.

WVEC Small Business Competition Announces Women Veteran Entrepreneur Awardees

Select Entrepreneurs to Participate in Business Accelerator Program Aimed to Help Grow their Businesses and Strengthen Their Local Economies
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New York City, NY, May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Select women veteran entrepreneurs have been chosen as Awardees of the Women Veteran Entrepreneur (WVEC) small business competition for women organized by Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs.

SmallBizDev Hackathons to Engage Developers to Solve Technological Challenges for Small Business Owners

Capital One Spark Business Presents Hackathons Administered by CFSI & D2D in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York
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MCLEAN, VA, May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Small business owners could soon find the perfect app to help them manage their business and improve their competitiveness thanks to a series of hackathons planned throughout the country this year. 

Allstate Uncovers the "Top Five Things Keeping Small-Business Owners Up at Night"

During "National Small Business Week," Keep Key Concerns in Mind When Working with and Supporting a Small Business
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May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In honor of National Small Business Week (May 12 to May 16), Allstate Insurance Company recently surveyed small-business owners across the U.S. Among the key findings are the "Top Five Things Keeping Small Business Owners Up at Night."

Count Me In and Capital One Announce Women Veteran Entrepreneur Finalists of WVEC Small Business Competition

Select Entrepreneurs to Participate in Business Accelerator Program Aimed to Help Grow their Businesses and Strengthen Their Local Economies
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Arlington, Va., April 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs, and Capital One Financial Corporation are pleased to name 21 business owners as Pitch Finalists of its Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC) small business competition for women.

Count Me In and Capital One Host Local Leadership Institute Focused on Helping Women Small Business Owners Innovate and Grow Their Businesses

Globally Renowned Innovator and Design Thinking Founder Bruce Mau to Share Best Practices for Unlocking Customer Insights and Innovating in a Rapidly Changing Marketplace
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McLean, Va., April 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - To help more local small business owners innovate and compete in a rapidly changing marketplace, Capital One and Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence will hold a “Leadership Institute: Thrive with Massive Change” event for local women-owned small businesses, featuring world-renowned expert design innovator Bruce Mau from April 15-17, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia.

Chrysler Group Hosts Matchmaking Event to Cultivate Growth in Small Michigan Businesses

Summary: 
  • Event offers Michigan companies access to purchasing decision-makers from Chrysler and its large suppliers, spurring economic and job growth in the state
  • More than 2,500 applications were submitted for participation by Michigan businesses
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  • Event offers Michigan companies access to purchasing decision-makers from Chrysler and its large suppliers, spurring economic and job growth in the state
  • More than 2,500 applications were submitted for participation by Michigan businesses

Small Businesses Need Pro Bono Too

By Catherine Ward, Taproot Foundation
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Small businesses are the leading driver of job creation in the U.S. While this is an impressive fact, many entrepreneurs with plans to grow their businesses struggle to access the resources they need to expand and add new jobs to their payroll. What if businesses like these had access to pro bono services?  

Sustainability – SMEs Can’t Get There Alone

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Montreal, QC, October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A new report reveals that small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can’t achieve sustainability alone.

Citi Small Business Lending Reaches $9.6 Billion in 2012, Surpasses Goal by $1.6 Billion as Part of $24 Billion, Three-Year Commitment

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New York, February 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As part of a three-year commitment to U.S. small businesses, Citi today announced that the bank surpassed its $8 billion lending goal in 2012 by more than $1.6 billion.

Citi loaned a total of $9.6 billion to small businesses in 2012, a 21 percent increase from 2011, when Citi loaned $7.9 billion. Citi has substantially increased its small business lending in recent years, from $4.5 billion in 2009 and $6.0 billion in 2010.

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