The Four Big Mistakes Owners Make When Selling Their Small Business

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by: Mark A., SBA Division Director
With optimism among small-business owners at its highest level in 35 years, profits buoyed by corporate tax cuts and financing readily available at low interest rates, this is the best time in years to sell a well-run company. Millions of Baby Boomer business owners want to sell to fund their…

Longer SBA Real Estate Loans Heating Up Business Property Market

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by: Mark A., SBA Division Director
A relatively new extended-maturity loan option from the U.S. Small Business Administration is heating up the real estate market among small businesses that are anxious to purchase properties while the economy is booming and interest rates remain low. In April 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced changes to its 504 loan…

Tips To Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud

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by: Saadia M., Director of Enterprise Risk & Chief Information Security Officer
Trends in social engineering attacks Social engineering is on the rise, so it’s especially important to be vigilant against these attacks. The following are new trends in the world of social engineering: Vishing: The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) scam: The target receives a call, email, or a visit from a…

Protecting Yourself on Vacation

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by: Kitty T., Marketing Coordinator
Whether your spring break is in full swing, or you're getting back to your routine after a trip, it's important to be aware of how to protect yourself before, during, and after a vacation. Vacations give thieves and fraudsters opportunity to take advantage of empty homes and high spending. To truly have…

Brush Up On Your Data Security Vocabulary

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by: Saadia M., Director of Enterprise Risk & Chief Information Security Officer
Getting to know data security terminology is just another way to prepare and protect yourself from scammers. Check out some key terms below! Phishing: Unsolicited emails containing malicious content, including links to websites Spear Phishing: Personalized emails, indicting a level of research on the target was performed to help ensure the email appears legitimate…