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Substantially more money may soon flow into Harrisburg’s small business grant program

A screen shot of Harrisburg City Council’s virtual work session on Tuesday

Harrisburg is looking to significantly boost a fund that is offering grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses.

At Tuesday night’s City Council work session, city officials said that another $1.25 million soon may be injected into the Neighborhood Business Stabilization Program.

“We would look forward to expanding our partnership with Impact Harrisburg and have a round two of funding,” said Marc Woolley, the city’s business administrator.

Over the past two weeks, Impact Harrisburg, a nonprofit formed as part of the city’s 2013 financial recovery plan, has been accepting applications for the program, which offers grants of up to $10,000 to help city-licensed small businesses survive the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, according to Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse, the need for assistance quickly exhausted the $1 million pot of money, funded evenly by the

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The 300 Best Small Business Ideas

Most articles you read about business ideas have been written by freelance writers who have no business experience and have no idea of what they are talking about. And they certainly don’t know what makes for a good business idea.

This list of 300 business ideas is based upon my vast business experience. My name is Bob Adams. I have started dozens of businesses and made millions of dollars. I also have an MBA from Harvard Business School. I have run not just lots of businesses, but also many types of businesses, including a number of very small businesses that I started before going to business school.

I learned what works in business. And I learned what doesn’t. I learned what are good business ideas and what are not. I learned that choosing a good business idea is critical to succeeding in business. It could be one of the most

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Small Business Ideas for 2020 – Find 51 of Them Here

Looking for inspiration to identify the best small business ideas for 2020? With so many business ideas, finding the right one is easier said than done.

It may seem like all of the good business ideas or the best small business ideas have been taken, but they are not. Most successful small business ideas come from individuals who work for someone else but they believe they can do better. Some might start out as employees or apprentices for other businesses and then gradually build up the skills and experience before they set out on their own.

With the right idea and determination, anyone can make their dreams of having their own small business come true. We show you how by walking you through:

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Best Small Business Ideas

Here is a list of 51 of the best small business

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Business Insurance & Small Business Insurance Quotes : Farmers Insurance

Additional business insurance options to consider

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Apartment – For owners of small apartment buildings, large apartment complexes and everything in between.

Auto Service and Repair – For owners of shops that specialize in collision repair, oil changes, transmission repair and more.

Commercial Real Estate – For those who own office buildings, retail shopping centers, industrial parks, warehouses and self-storage facilities.

Education and Non-Profit – For organizations including schools and civic groups.

Home and Building Service – For independent contractors such as plumbers, electricians, landscapers and painters.

Homeowners Association – For governing bodies that manage the common areas and other aspects of a homeowners association.

Hospitality – For the owners of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts.

Manufacturing – For companies that manufacture products of virtually any type.

Office – For

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Business Plan Template for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Free Download

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Writing a business plan can seem like a big task, especially if you’re starting a business for the first time and don’t have a financial background. Even if you do have some experience, getting a refresher on what a modern business plan looks like is always a good idea.

After all, business plans have changed over the years, and what lenders and investors expect now is different than it was even just 10 years ago.

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This template has been used by universities such as Princeton and Babson to teach entrepreneurs how to start businesses. It’s also been used by over 850,000 businesses to write business plans for bank loans, venture capital and angel

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30+ Small Business Ideas That’ll Make You Money in 2020

With so many business ideas in 2020, it can be hard to figure out which are worth pursuing. And when it comes to starting a business, ecommerce has completely changed the way we view the global industry. To put it into perspective, global ecommerce sales amounted to nearly 3.5 trillion dollars worldwide in 2019. This goes to show that ecommerce is an increasingly lucrative option for businesses. You’ll want to create an ecommerce business that’s not only profitable today, but also great for the long-term. You may notice that a lot of the ideas on this list have been growing in popularity recently. While jumping on a new trend can sometimes be risky – it can also be highly rewarding. Some of the ecommerce business ideas on this list have been popular for a long time making it more competitive but less risky. However, all the niche examples below will

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Small Business Loans – Compare Loan Types and Start Your Application

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Also, if you opt out of online behavioral advertising, you may still see ads when you

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Small Business Loans – Personal Loans for Your Business

Millions of Americans nationwide own small businesses that they rely on for part or all of their income. Even when business is good, they may find at some point that they need additional funds to grow or expand, and when they do, they may shop for small business loans to help them do that.

Small business loans come in many different forms, from many different sources. Banks and credit unions are two popular sources for these loans. SBA loans are also very popular, though it’s helpful to understand that these loans are made by individual lenders, not the government. (The government guarantees SBA loans.)

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s) also make small business loans, often in underserved communities or to those who traditionally have had trouble getting loans. Finally, some crowdsourcing websites are offering short-term loans to small businesses.

Small business credit cards are also a popular source of financing.

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With Congress feuding, a small business deal seems elusive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats and Republicans in Congress feuded on Monday over who was responsible for delay even as they worked on details of a possible $450 billion-plus deal to provide more aid to small businesses and hospitals hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to the media after a meeting in the office of House U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to wrap up work on coronavirus economic aid legislation, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert – RC25PF9NX45Y/File Photo

“We could have been done yesterday, but the Democrats continue to hold up, even though we had agreed to all the numbers,” Republican Kevin McCarthy, House of Representatives minority leader, told Fox News.

President Donald Trump said on Sunday his fellow Republicans were close to an agreement with Democrats. He suggested

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Getting paid in building & construction: Fast track your cash flow


Please note that as a response to COVID-19 this workshop will not be delivered face to face but rather by Zoom online delivery. It is also free of charge.

Once you register you will receive an email with instructions.

Overdue payments to small operators in the building and construction industry can quickly escalate from financial stress to insolvency.

Find out how to fast-track getting paid at this essential workshop that will give you an overview of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (SOP) Act, step you through the payment claim and adjudication process and provide you with the right tools to take back control of your cash flow.”


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