Small Business Development Centers have assisted hundreds of thousands of potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information they need to start, grow, and profit. With funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration and partners ranging from institutions of higher learning to state agencies to municipalities, to private organizations, SBDCs are able to offer this management assistance to business owners at little or no cost.
Where to Find Cash in a Crunch? The Balance Sheet!
Cash is a finite resource and it is essential for a company’s current obligations as well as its future. Therefore it is not uncommon for most small businesses to have a need for more cash. So where do you find the cash to sustain the business? You’ll find it on the Balance Sheet.
A balance sheet is a financial statement that summarizes a company's assets, liabilities and shareholders' equity at a specific point in time. These three balance sheet segments give...
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Pet Shots Affordable Animal Clinic – From Mobile to Bricks & Mortar
In 2009, the FSBDC at UNF shared the success of Dave and Pat Watkins when they started Pet Shots Mobile Vet Clinic. Every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday), they would set up shop in front of a retail storefront to provide vaccines for pets whose owners had limited income. Their mission was to help people keep their pets healthy and happy by providing veterinary care and services at prices that were affordable for everyone. The mobile clinics are staffed by veterinarians and vet techs, offering vaccines, brief...
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