Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Money For My Business - SBAdvantage Grant

Small Business Advantage is a grant program providing 50% matching grants, up to a maximum of $7,500.00, to enable a Pennsylvania small business to adopt or acquire energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or processes. Well-designed energy efficient or pollution prevention projects can help small businesses cut costs and reduce the risk of regulatory problems, while simultaneously protecting the environment.

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Published: 2008-04-29
Revised: 2012-07-09

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Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAdvantage)

The Small Business Advantage Grant Program will REOPEN as of July 25, 2012. The 2012 Advantage Grant Program (AGP) will consider providing 50 percent reimbursement grants up to $9,500 to support eligible projects for eligible businesses. Each eligible business may only receive $9,500 per fiscal year (FY). The AGP provides reimbursement grant funding to promote the pollution prevention and energy efficiency practices of small businesses. Businesses must save 25 percent plus $7,500 annually as a direct result of implementing the grant supported project. All grant projects must be completed by June 30, 2013.

Additional information can be found on this link:
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/financial_assistance/10495/advantage_grant/553249
Click on the following link: 2012/2013 Guidance Document and Application to view the grant programs guidelines and application.

Please contact the Clarion University SBDC EMAP Program for assistance with applying for this grant.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Money For My Business - Factoring

Information, topics, and links related to your business's financing and capital acquisition strategy via factoring or the acquisition of short-term working capital by selling your past and/or future accounts receivables at a discount to paper value.

Published By: Knowledgeman
Published: 2008-04-28
Revised: 2015-05-13

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Factoring (Short-term financing of working capital)

Answers About Factoring
Factoring (How it works)
How to More Effectively Convert Your Accounts Receivable into Cash

Capital Alternatives, Inc.
Rob Wagner
1321 McLaughlin Run Road
Pittsburgh PA 15241
Phone: (412) 221-5320
Email: rowagner@verizon.net
Loans: $25,000 to $150,000

Diamond Business Credit: Diamond Business Credit is a privately owned, entrepreneurial lender providing asset-based loans to companies that can not secure traditional bank financing.
Merchant Advisors
Google Search: factoring receivables
Google Search: factoring inventory

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Marketing My Business - Distribution

Information, topics, and links related to your business's product and services distribution strategy.

Published By: Knowledgeman
Published: 2008-04-10
Revised: 2008-04-10

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Products and Services Distribution

Distribution Channels

Manufacturer
Barcoding
Direct Selling (Manufacturer Produces and Sells)
Agent (Manufacturer's Representative or Broker)
Distributor (Wholesaler)
Dealer/Reseller (Retailer)
Consumer (End User)

Friday, April 04, 2008

Computers For My Business - Main Page

These are links and information pertaining to computer hardware and software that can help you plan, develop, and maintain your small business computer systems.

Published By: Knowledgeman
Published: 2008-04-05
Revised: 2015-11-17

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Computers For My Business

Hardware

Computer Systems: Where to configure and purchase computer systems and accessories.
Computer Support
CS Technologies Plus
Dell
Gateway
HP/Compaq

Software

Computer Utilities: Free software that will help you avoid viruses, spyware, and popups. In addition there are various utilities that will help you clean your computer of old outdated files and registry entries, windows updates, defrag utilities, and other useful utilities.
Microsoft Windows Updates
Spybot - Search & Destroy
SuperAntiSpyware
Ad-Aware
CCleaner
EasyCleaner
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner
Auslogics Registry Defrag
AusLogics Disk Defrag
DirMS-S
avast! Antivirus
Google Toolbar
Norton Removal Tool Removes stubborn Norton AntiVirus program completely
Free Fonts Add new font styles to your computer (free fonts)
Free Software Training

Email Software and Tools
Gmail
Yahoo
Google Search: free email account
Mass emailing: Avoid getting accused of being a spammer and being blacklisted when sending one email to multiple legitimate email addresses.
Mass emailing: Email Mining The Web, Learn how you can use the Web to mine emails for your target customers for use in email campaigns.

Other Handy Tools
Convert File To Another Format: Somebody emails you a file in a software format that you do not have on your computer. Example: Someone sends you an OpenOffice document file and you want to open it in Word. Go to online-convert website and it will ask you for the file you have and you will browse and load it online and then it asks you for the file format you want to convert it to, and you choose Word 97/2000/xp and it converts it for you online. You then just save it to your hard drive and load it in Word.

Open Source Software Availability (Whats Out There)
Open Source Software For Windows
Open Source Software List From Wikipedia
Mohawke's Best of the Best Free and Open Source Software Collection

Business Applications: Open source or free word processors, spreadsheets, databases, presentation managers, and various other business productivity applications.
OpenOffice

Website and Blogger Applications: Open source or free website and blogging software applications and utilities.
Google Blogger

Other Software and Tools For Small Businesses
15 Free Web-based Applications To Start Your Business
The Freelancer’s Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need (Codswallop)
Get assistance with developing a Website