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Microlending: Sara Razavi and Working Solutions

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Sara Razavi is the CEO of Working Solutions, a unique CDFI dedicated to providing seed capital and business consulting for underserved communities. Learn about her passion for social impact and Working Solutions' mission.

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The Credit Conundrum: Building Business Credit

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Qualifying for seed capital and even microloans usually requires excellent business credit. Here are some practical guidelines for getting and keeping good credit.

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A woman for all seasons: how a stay-at-home mom reinvented herself as a small business owner

Lori Fabianac, the owner of Club K-9

Lori Fabianac left a successful career as a banker to be a stay-at-home mom. When she was finally ready to re-enter the workforce, she took a hard look at her job skills and wondered: Am I obsolete? Today, Lori is the owner of Club K-9, an award-winning kennel and doggie daycare.

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Cameron Peake of Azlo peels back the hood on what it's like to cofound a Fintech startup in San Francisco that provides ground breaking banking products to small businesses.

Sara Razavi is the CEO of Working Solutions, a unique CDFI dedicated to providing seed capital and business consulting for underserved communities. Learn about her passion for social impact and Working Solutions' mission.

Qualifying for seed capital and even microloans usually requires excellent business credit. Here are some practical guidelines for getting and keeping good credit.

Lori Fabianac left a successful career as a banker to be a stay-at-home mom. When she was finally ready to re-enter the workforce, she took a hard look at her job skills and wondered: Am I obsolete? Today, Lori is the owner of Club K-9, an award-winning kennel and doggie daycare.

Rosie Ortiz has overcome extreme personal hardship to build her amazing Puerto Rican catering business, soon to include a food truck and someday a restaurant. Learn about how she turns her passion into reality, no matter the odds.

Nora Poggi and her business partner’s film “She Started It” is a documentary on women tech entrepreneurs, shot on location around the world, to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind the scenes of running a tech start-up as a young woman. Read about the driving force and success of this unique project.

We cut through information overload to share 4 key trends in technology you should keep an eye on as you work on growing your business.

Starting a business takes a lot of planning and research. This concise set of suggestions can help set your business on a solid foundation.

When you need seed money for your small business, but it's too soon or too small for a traditional loan, this summary of funding opportunities explores your options.

Do you have the character traits best suited to going out on your own? We talk about the 5 most important drivers of a successful small business owner.

Learn how to help prevent your business from becoming a target of fraud in the   increasingly complicated digital landscape of running a business.

What's the difference between mentoring, coaching, consulting and when should you use one or all of them to support your career and business growth? We help you discover what could work for you.

Anne Shiau climbs mountains and visits tropical islands, but took the time to share how she went out on a limb to start her own law practice and now finds herself top of the trees.

Sometimes you know you have a smash hit with your new business, but in today's economic rough and tumble, it pays to keep your eye on a few key indicators to avoid a big miss.

Heba Salama has worked in pharmaceutical sales and co-owned a restaurant, but for 20 years she's made her creative passion for photography into a thriving business. Find out how she did it and what keeps her going. Learn how Heba built her business.

How to look beyond today’s turbo-charged business and consumer confidence to prepare for economic issues that could affect your small enterprise.

A well-written business plan is an essential tool to starting and running a successful business. A great plan can even help your business get funding. WE Source shares some tips on creating an effective business plan.

WE Source outlines guidelines to help you choose the best option for your business.


We take some of the mystery out of growing an eCommerce, or online sales, website with just 4 essential tips every eCommerce business should keep in mind.


Can new technology for payments improve sales and efficiency? We look at the latest in smart device technology.


WE Source shares a few essentials in attracting and keeping happy and productive employees in today's economy.

Becoming your own boss is famous for long hours, wearing all the hats and generally a hard road. Here are some insights on how to keep your drive when you are running on fumes.

Carol Olsen successfully carved a niche out for herself in the male-dominated tech industry, but faced one of the solo entrepreneur’s worst fears. Find out how Carol keeps her business thriving.

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