Small Business Resources

Business owners are faced with decisions that affect profitability, strategy, employees and other areas on a daily basis. Our Calculators and Educators help you to impact those areas and most importantly your bottom line, in a positive way.


Calculators & Educators

Small Business Calculator

How much do I need to start my business? What is my business worth today? Online calculators help you assess your borrowing needs, whether to lease or own your business location, and more.

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Small Business Educator

Need help writing a business plan? Estimating capital needs? Managing inventory? Get answers with our educator.

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Small Business Taxes Educator

Get answers to questions around payroll and tax management, inheritance and estate tax and more with our educators.

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Retirement for Small Business Educator

Let our educators help answer your small business retirement plans and employee benefits questions.

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Small Business Articles

Is Your Business Covered?
What does your business need to protect itself (and you) now and in the future? Did you know there are some types of business insurance required by law? Plus, there are other types of insurance necessary based on your business needs. Take a look at what’s required and essential for your type of business.

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5 Social Media Strategies to Help Your Business Grow

Social media is a great way for you to reach your target audience without spending a lot of money. But, it takes time and energy to make it truly an effective growth strategy for your business. Take a look at five tips to get you on your way to success.

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Choose the Right Business Loan

If you’re in the market for a business loan, there are many options available to both new and existing businesses. Learn four key questions to answer to get you started.

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Apple Pay: What You Need to Know
For businesses, Apple Pay has a few un-advertised advantages.

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How Secure is Your Business Information?
Internal and external cyber threats make it a constant challenge to keep your networks reliable and secured. In this article, we look at some common security hazards and ways we recommend handling them.

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How to access SBA funding for your small business

SBA loans are regulated and offer better terms with relatively low down payment requirements, little to no fees and longer terms (up to 25 years).

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Investing Industry Expertise to Grow an Existing Business

By the time he purchased Cincinnati-based Merchandising Services Co, Mike Buschelmann had acquired a wealth of same-industry expertise.

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Launching a local business via a national franchise

Mann began looking for a franchise to buy. In his research, he read about Woodhouse Day Spa in Entrepreneur magazine and was intrigued.

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