SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees Hosting Virtual Public Meetings in December

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IATF) and Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) have announced that they will be holding a series of virtual public meetings on December 2 and December 3.

The virtual meetings will be held through Microsoft Teams and will offer opportunities for federal agencies, veteran service organizations, and veteran-owned small businesses. It will address challenges and identify opportunities to support the veteran small business community.

SBA Hosting Virtual Meetings for Veteran Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

What the meetings will include:

The meetings will allow participants to get briefing and updates on current support available to the small business veteran community including opportunities on accessing capital. The Department of Veterans Affairs will make presentations at the event. This includes the recent changes to the site from the General Services Administration and updates on VA Small Business support. Panel discussions and updates on the SBA All Small Mentor-Protégé program. A panel discussion and update on the Veteran-Owned Surplus Property Donation Program.

Public comments and questions can be submitted in a

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Best Business Books of All Time

Best business books

What business books should I read? Below is our must-read list of the best business books of all time.

Perhaps you are a beginner just entering the business world or are looking for the best entrepreneur books. Or perhaps you are an experienced professional seeking the best management books. Or maybe, just maybe, you want to find the best books on how to run a small business.

Reading great business books is one of the most cost-effective methods to become a whip-smart business person. As business book editors, we read a lot of books — and this curated book list is to bring you the best choices.

Top 10 Business Books of All Time

The first group of books we looked at is the top business books overall. You may have heard of some of these books because they are classics. These are some of the all-time most popular business books — must-read choices:

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People is a classic for any professional person. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is about people and that’s the secret. Use the Dale Carnegie system to win friends, influence people, and connect with employees and team members in an authentic way.

This is Marketing

This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See is an Amazon bestseller by veteran marketer Seth Godin. Y

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Lack of State and Local Aid Frustrates Small Business Owners Nationwide

Have you received state or local support to help get your business through the Covid-19 disruption? If not, you are not alone. 86% of small business owners say they have not received state or local aid, despite such aid is available to them.

This was the finding of a new report by Fundera, providers of financial resources for small businesses. The survey explored how much funding small businesses have received this year.

2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for small businesses. Government support such as the Paycheck Protection Program, have been a lifeline to many small businesses struggling to stay afloat.

Despite the lifeline, more than 86% of the survey’s recipients say they have not received any small business grants, rent relief, or payroll relief.

Lack of State and Local COVID Aid for Small Businesses

Fundera’s report delved into the reasons why so many small businesses have not been capitalizing on the financial assistance available to them.

The reasons why small businesses have not been taking aid is not because support isn’t available. In the Di

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eBay and Optoro Partner for Resellers

eBay has formed an exclusive ‘recommerce’ partnership with Optoro. Optoro provides innovative tech solutions to help retailers process, manage and sell returns and excess inventory more proficiently. The alliance will mean eBay sellers are provided with an influx of high-demand wholesale inventory, which they can sell quickly and efficiently.

eBay and Optoro Partner for Resellers

The wholesale liquidation source is known as BULQ. The platform is designed to make sourcing and listing inventory faster and more seamless for sellers.

With the Covid-19 outbreak and the economic downturn, 2020 has seen unemployment sharply rise in the US. With job insecurity increasing, people are looking for other ways to make money. Online retailing enables small businesses and entrepreneurs to sell products efficiently and profitably.

Stores Faced with Surplus Stock

Many physical stores have also been forced to shut during the pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns. Subsequently, retailers have found themselves left with surplus stock.

The eBay and Optoro partnership supports the rapidly escalating gig economy and brands that are faced with excess stock. By leveraging their respective technology, the alliance simplifies sourcing and re

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