"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Matthew 6:21

Grant Support 2020

Breakthrough the confusing and often perplexing language of government grants. The federal govt makes grants in many forms, some of which allow the independent grant seeker an opportunity to be funded, and some which do not. Below are some of the most common types of govt grants. Block Grants: These are made from the federal…

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Coronavirus Small Business Guide

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the COVID-19 outbreak and businesses are being forced to adapt. CO— is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time.

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5 Reasons Why Market Research Is Crucial For Your Business

Market research is a critical component when you’re launching a product, try to improve your existing service, or when you’re just looking to be a step ahead of your competitors. It will provide you with all the information you need to make a better business decision. We outlined the 5 things that market research can do for…

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4 Types Of Leaders And How They Affect Bottom-Line Success

It’s one of the oldest maxims in recorded human history: “know thyself.” That may seem like a simple instruction, but in my experience it can be deceptively complex, especially for business leaders who really do need to know themselves since other people are affected by their actions. For example, if you think entrepreneurs and CEOs…

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The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

Alabama Name reservation: $28Incorporation: $100 state filing fee + minimum $50 county filing fee501(c): $400 or $850 IRS feeAlabama charitable registration: $25 ($0 if exempt) Alaska Incorporation: $50Alaska business license: $50501(c): $400 or $850 IRS feeAlaska charitable registration: $40 Arizona Incorporation: $40 Optional $35 expedite fee Publishing of incorporation: ~$200 (vary based on publication and length of copy)Arizona state taxes: $12 per license/location501(c): $400 or $850 IRS…

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10 Common Small Business Financial Problems and How To Solve Them

1. Keep Accounts Simple As a startup, you don’t need a complicated accounts system. What you need is a solution that is user-friendly and simple to understand. Having your accounts in place but migrating to a more diverse system later is easier than starting off with a more complex accounting structure than you need. 2.…

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101 New Ideas to Inspire You to Start a Business

Small Business Ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs  If you are looking for a small business idea (or even a micro-business) to kickstart your path to entrepreneurship, you are in the right place. This list of 101 small business ideas includes everything from personal services, to retail opportunities, to environmental services, to pet-related ideas, to technology businesses. It’s bound to…

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13 Business Networking Statistics Everyone Should Know in 2019

1. About 5% to 20% of new customers come from trade shows An economics study conducted by Oxford revealed that trade shows are worth the time and expense. In the study, more than half of business travelers said that 5% to 20% of their company’s new customers were the result of trade show participation. Trade shows are…

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5 Things Your Business Must Have to Succeed

1. Genuine need  True business opportunities meet needs or solve pain points people have in their lives. The best way to discover these needs and pain points is by being intimately involved in a particular field or industry. Most successful entrepreneurs have worked in the industry they start their business in, in a related industry,…

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