SmartMoney Monday: The importance of small businesses

More than 63 percent of respondents agreed that deregulation would help them to grow their business.

With a level playing field on the global stage, America's small businesses will lead an export revival that brings jobs and wealth back to our country.

The SBA has a district office in Fresno, as well as resource partners like the UC Merced Small Business Development Center Regional Network, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, SCORE, and Women's Business Centers that counsel entrepreneurs in their own communities on starting, scaling and succeeding in business.

Small Business Week celebrates small businesses for being the creators of 64 percent of all new jobs in the region and for being the drivers of innovation.

Real-time mentoring assistance: The NJ BAC call center is a readily available resource for business owners seeking immediate assistance for issues including: financing and incentives programs, permitting and regulatory processes, and site selection services.

And the SBA plans numerous nationwide webinars and other events that both honor small businesses and offer helpful advice.

"Technology is a key factor in the success of every business-whether it's a locally owned shop, a national chain or an emerging startup - and that success starts with a fast, reliable and secure internet connection" said Denice Hasty, chief marketing officer, Comcast Business. Small business owners embody the American pioneering spirit and remind us that determination can turn aspiration into achievement. But you also want the guidance of an experienced banker.

And the more successful Hawaii's small businesses are, the more successful all of Hawaii is! The Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce is proud of all of our small businesses and non-profits who are revitalizing downtown Ellwood City.

Although the U.S. Small Business Administration identifies a small business generally as one with less than 500 employees and less than $7.5 million in average annual revenue, most are business with fewer that 20 workers that don't ever anticipate clearing a fraction of the amount mentioned as a annual standard. And that's the story McMahon is sharing with small business owners this week.

Learning how to deal with mistakes and use them to come back stronger as a business entity comes with experience, he said.

"It's going to be a great way to get a workforce to small businesses and to some of our key players in the city", he said.

"And we buy vegetables that we don't grow and fruit crops from other farmers", said Ben Martin, who graduated from Western Michigan University in 2014 with a business degree focused food and consumer packaging.

Soil Friends Farm has seen about 50 percent growth in sales in each of its inaugural years.

  • Leroy Wright