Tips on Growing Your Business

>>6 Franchise Purchasing Tips / FranchiseKing
 It can be pretty overwhelming to find a franchise business opportunity that you feel is right for your town, your investment level and your skills. There are so many choices these days, with new franchise opportunities appearing all the time. Lucky for you I have some steps you can take to help you make the purchasing process easier to manage. Read more here.

>>Learn How the SBA Can Help You Start and Grow Your Business
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will be answering your questions live during a Hangout on Air in the Google Small Business Community. Want to learn how the SBA can help you start and grow your business? Now’s your chance. Click to RSVP and submit your questions.

Wednesday, August 27
4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT
>>ICYMI: Three NEW Free Online Training Business Courses 
1. Strategic Planning for Small Businesses 
Are you looking for tools to create a successful strategic plan that will help improve your business’s success? This course will explain the difference between strategic planning and other types of planning and describe the typical steps in the strategic planning process.

2. Savings Plans for Small Businesses
Do you have a savings plan for your business? Take this course to learn how life events, retirement and even taxes play a role in developing a savings plan. 
3. Selling Your Business
If you are in the process of selling or closing your business, then this course is for you. Topics covered include defining a business exit strategy, transferring ownership of a business, steps to closing a business, and preparing a sales agreement.