Harold L. Blackwell

Buying a Company for the First Time? 3 Persuasive Elements (to Influence Loan Officers)

Thinking of acquiring a business? As a CEO, how do you persuade a loan officer to review your potential acquisition deal? There are four common reasons for obtaining a loan to acquire a business: Supercharge growth Access to complementary capabilities Boost revenues Access to assets No matter which reason you choose, working with a loan …

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Federal Government Contracting: A How-To Guide for CEOs (in 5 Steps)

Do you feel tapped out from growing your business through your current market? Are you thinking about entering a larger market, like the federal government, but feeling confused about how to start? This article will show commercial business CEOs generating $1M+ annually how to become a federal government contractor in five do-it-yourself steps. How to grow …

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4 Ways to Improve Cash Flow Even on Tight Margins (for Business Owners)

As a business owner or entrepreneur of a small business . . . Are you struggling with ways to ease your cash flow? Do you wish you could take on new contracts—but can’t because margins are squeezed to the limits? If you own a small trucking, manufacturing, textile, or professional services firm, you know what …

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17 Funding Alternatives for Black and Minority Owned Businesses

According to U.S. Census Bureau minority owned business is defined as ownership having 51 percent or more of the stock or equity in the business and is categorized by: Gender: Male; female; or equally male/female. Ethnicity: Hispanic; equally Hispanic/non-Hispanic; non-Hispanic. Race: White; Black or African American; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Native Hawaiian or …

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The Importance of Development and Marketing for Your Company in Government Contracting

Obtaining government contracts is not the end of the road for your business troubles. There are still things to consider, such as business development and marketing. That’s because you still have to develop your business and you still have to have proper marketing that will help you continue the growth of your company. Both propel …

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Importance of Choosing the Right Business Entity for Government Contracting

Choosing one type of business entity for your company is a complicated task. It requires several careful deliberations because every business entity type has its set of legal and tax benefits and problems in government contracting. Naturally, you’ll need to consult with your accountant and your lawyer. Before you do all of that, there are …

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How a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Can Help Your Business Grow

A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification is given to any small company owned by a person (or persons) who are considered to be in a disadvantage in social and economic terms when compared to the majority. DBE was previously used to make sure federal funds are given to specific highway construction projects to create healthy …

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How a Minority Women Business Enterprise Certification Can Help Your Business Grow

The Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification is awarded solely to minority women with the goal of growing their small business and get proper access to numerous government contracts. The MWBE can help make a business more visible to private firms, but also the government agencies awarding contracts. The requirements of the MWBE program are …

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