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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  • 7 Steps to a New Image for Your Small Business Without Spending Much
    By John Boitnott Whether you’ve been in business for five weeks or 50 years, chances are your business has an image, at least with someone. You may assume that once your image has been established you can’t change it, but that isn’t true at all. From time to time, you may even find that you need to change your image to attract a new audience or change the direction of your business. An image makeover isn’t as complicated as it sounds. With a fe... Read More
  • Common Stresses - and Reliefs - of Small Business Owners
    By Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle Being a small business owner doesn’t come with a job description, and more often than not it includes unforeseen stresses and challenges that are out of the business owner’s control. As a result, more and more entrepreneurs are finding ways to balance the demands of business in both practical and surprising ways. Common Stress #1: Lack of Control While being your own boss may appear to put you in the driver’s seat, working... Read More
  • 5 Time-Consuming Tasks Small-Business Owners Should Outsource
    By Jeff Shore. Overhead can overtake small businesses in a hurry. But too many business owners impede their revenue growth doing everything just to save a few bucks. Strategic outsourcing solves this dilemma. Many entrepreneurs reject outsourcing because of the extra cost. However, they fail to calculate the value of opportunities lost because they sank too much time into energy-sapping tasks best left to others. Simply put, they save money but they do not&nb... 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
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