Operation JumpStart is an award-winning microenterprise development program that partners with organizations seeking to assist aspiring entrepreneurs. Combining nationally-recognized curriculum; coaching and mentoring; and rich online resources; this program can be the foundation you need in building entrepreneurial communities of opportunity.

 
 
 
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  • Entrepreneur Vs. Small Business Owner, Defined
    By Shobhit Seth An Entrepreneur is an individual who starts and runs a business with limited resources and planning, taking account of all the risks and rewards of his or her business venture. The business idea is usually a new innovation, product or service, rather than an existing business model. Such entrepreneurial ventures target high-returns, with high level of uncertainty. The entrepreneur is willing to put his or her financial security an... Read More
  • 15 LinkedIn Groups Every Entrepreneur Should Belong To
    by Brittney Helmrich, Business News Daily Staff Writer Starting a business isn't easy, and it's even harder to do it without a support group. That's why networking is so important for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Growing your network means more valuable connections to other entrepreneurs and, therefore, more resources. These connections are great for getting feedback on your ideas, finding funding, recruiting employees and more. ... Read More
  • How to Prepare Your Small Business in the Event of a Personal Crisis
    by ​Jackie Nagel | Founder, Synnovatia We never think it will happen to us. We're entrepreneurs, after all, and somehow that makes us infallible. With little thought of a personal crisis and its impact on our small business, we delay preparing for what we believe to be a remote possibility. And, when least expected, the unforeseen blows up what we plan for and work hard to achieve. A personal crisis of a physical, emotional, or mental nature is difficult enough. U... Read More
  • Time to Start Planning for 2015 in Your Small Business
    By: Melinda Emerson | Author, speaker and small business coach  As the last days of summer wind down, the kids are headed back to school and the nights are getting cooler. This is the time to begin laying out your approach to a successful first quarter of 2015. Don't be like many small business owners and get caught by surprise - thinking ahead and coming up with a clear direction for your small business in the new year will help you focus on execution when the cale... Read More
  • 8 Ways to Develop a Successful Online Brand for Your Small Business
    by David L. Brown Chairman, CEO and President of Web.com Posted: 09/17/2014 3:27 pm EDT Creating a strong brand can make a world of difference between success and failure for a small business. Today's most successful businesses are memorable brands because they have a trusted reputation that keeps customers buying products again and again. As a small business owner, creating a clear-cut brand will increase the effectiveness of your company's advertising and marketing eff... Read More
  • Small business: Turbocharge your retirement plan
    by Larry Stein - Market Watch Owning a business can have its ups and downs. But what if your dream comes true: Your business finally turns the corner and is throwing off much more cash than you ever thought possible. You're able to max out your profit-sharing contribution to get a $52,000 deduction ($57,500 if you're 50 or older), and you still have plenty of cash left over. A nice predicament to have. Is there anything more you can put away for retirement? Sure th... Read More
    
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