Small Business News

Spotlight: REAP Helps Author Meet Deadline

Several years ago Shelly Burke was ready to self-publish her third book. She planned to get a small business loan through REAP, and had almost completed the online application when she learned about a special offer from the self-publishing company.

Disaster Preparedness Prevents Further Damage

Severe winter and spring weather are a common occurrence, and by now you’ve probably learned to deal with the snow and hopefully managed to avoid any number of tornadoes. While major natural disasters pose a threat to your business, other disasters could affect your business directly and indirectly.

Finding Break-even Point Key to Success

It’s critical for a business owner to know how much it costs to produce a product or service. How else can he or she create a profitable business? Pam Newman, an entrepreneur and columnist for, outlines five essential steps to understand pricing and ensure profitability.

REAP Makes Strategic Changes

Now able to serve micro businesses with 10 or fewer employees and loan up to $50,000, policy changes and new initiatives are increasing REAP’s efficiency and effectiveness and benefiting entrepreneurs.


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