Educational Champions Showcase
America's Entrepreneurial Education Network (The Network) recognizes industry experts who support entrepreneurial education and small business development.
Giving Small Business a Voice with Cloud Phone Systems
Ring Central launched in 2003 with a mission for providing small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) with a cost-effective business communications solution that meets the needs of an increasingly mobile, distributed and always-on workforce. As a leading provider of cloud business communications system solutions today, Ring Central's approach is easier to manage, more flexible and offers cost -savings over on-premise communications phone systems. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, RingCentral is helping over 300,000 SMBs to operate more efficiently, more competitively and more profitably.
Helping to Build Small Business Credit
In today's highly competitive, global economy, having a solid business reputation is primary to having a solid bottom line. Whether you sell B2C or B2B, your customers, suppliers, investors and employees want to know that your business is real, creditworthy and qualified to provide the products and services represented. To help develop and maintain a solid business credit reputation, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. has developed an online Business Credit Education Center. At the Center, you can sign up to monitor the scores and ratings in your business credit file for free using a tool called CreditSignal®, sign up to access and monitor your D&B credit scores using a tool called CreditBuilder, and help establish and build your business credit profile to leverage your good business credit to help grow your business.
Improving Working Capital for Small Business
A dynamic business economy requires dynamic business working capital solutions. As a family-owned and operated firm since 1985, 1st PMF Bancorp is one of the leading U.S. private commercial lenders specializes in providing domestic factoring and trade financing. With a commitment to helping small businesses grow, services include competitive invoice factoring options, as well as accounts receivable financing, escrow services, trade finance, equipment financing and leasing, credit reports, and credit insurance. For companies engaged in trade between the U.S. and China, PMF Bancorp also offers a Supply Chain Plus Financing℠ Program to help finance, secure and insure imported goods from China and other countries. For more information, contact PMF Bancorp toll free at 800-218-9000 or review invoice factoring FAQs.
Supporting Small Business Hiring Effectiveness
Whether your business is small, mid-sized or enterprise-level, there are important things to know and do when hiring new employees. This includes knowing how to comply with federal laws regarding employment screening practices, the right and wrong way to conduct background screening and how to effectively compete for the best talent. Having been in business since June of 1997, HireRight delivers more pre-integrated screening solutions with leading e-recruiting applications than any other provider in the industry.
Maintaining Harmony in Human Resources
Employees represent an important asset to your business. To make the most out of this asset, the people behind HRmonize have leveraged 20 years of success in Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) design to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations make the most from their human resource talent. With a proven track record in developing productive interviewing techniques, hiring processes, performance review systems and employee document management, HRmonize is a recognized leader in modular and scalable HR software solutions.
The Rise of the Virtual Office
Success in business today is not so much about being big, but acting and appearing big. This means taking advantage of available programs, products and services that support increased productivity without the increased cost. CloudVO™ offers access to a growing network of workspace providers around the globe that provide business professionals with non-dedicated private offices, fully equipped meeting rooms, live phone answering, and a hosted telephony infrastructure under a subscription model or on a pay-per-use basis. Learn more by visiting CloudVirtualOffices™, CloudMeetingRooms™ and CloudTouchdown™.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Insurance but were afraid to ask...
Today, running any small business is risky business. The good news is that there is insurance coverage available for just about every type of risk your business may face - AND a place to go where you can learn more risk free! Topics include general liability insurance, professional liability or errors and omissions (E&O) insurance, excess liability or umbrella liability insurance, workers compensation, employment practices liability insurance, small business property insurance, and something called a business owner's policy (BOP) that can offer special savings for low-risk ventures.
Small Business CRM & Project Management Software
Insightly is the #1 online application for small business Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Features include comprehensive contact management, robust integration with Google Apps and Gmail, mobile access on iOS and Android devices, and comprehensive project management for tracking relationship management progress, outcomes and ROI. Learn more through Online CRM Live Chat, CRM Software FAQS, Online CRM Q & A, Insightly University, or visit the CRM & Project Management Software Blog.
Small Business Accounting Software
Intuit QuickBooks is a leading provider of financial management, tax and online banking solutions for consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, accountants and financial institutions. With nearly three decades as innovators in this field, Intuit offers a range of financial software and related products including desktop bookkeeping systems, online accounting software, payroll applications merchant services, website development applications and marketing and communication tools.
Automate Expense Reporting, Purchasing & Payable Invoices
Take full control of business spending and reporting with a comprehensive solution for automating expense reporting, purchasing and payable invoices. Web-based subscription services streamline expense report, purchase requisition or payable invoice creation, approvals and payments, while delivering real-time policy enforcement, as well as spend analysis and visibility into how your business spends money.
Sales Proposal Templates & Software
Discover how Sales Proposal Templates & Automation Software can help your business secure new clients and expand business with current clients. Broad selection supports general business, grant-writing, IT, web, software, hardware, photography and other industry needs, and is used by tens of thousands of businesses and freelancers in over 100 countries.
No-Cost Business Mentoring
Connect with a robust local and virtual network of experienced volunteer business mentors. SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business have been providing free business counseling to individuals for over 40 years. Pose business questions online or find a local SCORE Chapter to arrange a face-to-face meeting with a business advisor.
Online Video Presentation Software (SaaS)
Transform static business messaging into high-impact, interactive online video communications online, on demand to build sales, marketing, training and related business relationships. Create and share slides, documents, images, video and audio. Add surveys and polling questions to interact. Track who views what, when and from where to monitor impact and drive ROI.
Business Credit and Charge Card
Discover how business credit and business charge cards may be utilized to manage cash flow, track business expenses and support a range of business reward incentives including earning points redeemable for dining, shopping, entertainment, travel, purchase discounts and savings opportunities.
Dental Insurance for Small Businesses
Northeast Delta Dental is committed to promoting oral health through education and improved access to quality, affordable dental plans. Whether you are an individual, family, small employer or large employer, Northeast Delta Dental offers a range of dental plans and benefits across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. They are also well-known for their participating dentist's network, civic engagement and philanthropic endeavors.