Salute to Small Business

   

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SALUTE TO SMALL BUSINESS
Small businesses are crucial to the economy. They contribute to overall fiscal health by bringing growth and innovation to our communities. In a big city like L.A., small businesses often offer a more diverse inventory or specialize in providing unique or personalized customer experiences. They also help stimulate economic growth by providing employment opportunities to people who may not be a good fit for larger corporations.
This section is a celebration of those small and emerging businesses — and the organizations that help them thrive. Prefacing the articles in this section about what makes small businesses tick, we’ve taken the opportunity to spotlight four organizations that go out of their way to assist emerging companies through special programs and initiatives.

SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS: SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
GOLDMAN SACHS
KAISER PERMANENTE
USC VITERBI STARTUP GARAGE
VEDC / JP CHASE MORGAN


Inside this supplement:
Cash Reserves: How Much Is Enough for Your Business?
The saying that “cash is king” legitimately represents the importance of liquidity for any business. Cash is needed for everything involved to successfully run your business... Read More

Greater Diversity is Simply Better Business
Diversity isn’t just socially responsible; it’s financially beneficial. More and more expert studies confirm what many business leaders intuitively understand – doing good leads to doing well... Read More

Survey Results Reveal Small Business Confidence is Up
CNBC and SurveyMonkey recently announced the results of their quarterly CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey... Read More

How to Gain a Competitive Edge
Lincoln Financial Group has shared three financial planning tips for small business owners to help them gain a competitive edge in the marketplace... Read More

Attracting Investors as a Small Business Owner
The value of any asset is what someone is willing to pay for it. Usually valuation is presented as an objective analytical process to measure value. While financial analysis is important, decisions, even financial ones, are primarily emotional. Analysis and logic serve to justify emotional decisions... Read More