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Six #BizGoals Every Small Business Owner Should Have for the New Year

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SBA Resource Partner Veteran's Business Outreach

Only a few more days of indulgent holiday gatherings, vacation, and movie marathons before it is time to commit to your New Year's Resolutions of eating better, exercising more, and flossing every day. For those of us running a business, or thinking of starting a business, the New Year is also a great time to make a few business-minded resolutions. Here are our top six #BizGoals suggestions:

1. Learn to delegate. Even if you are a one-person business, figure out what you can outsource. This will allow you to focus on managing and growing your business.  

What is Your New Year's Resolution for Your Business?

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Have you made your New Year’s Resolution yet? Why not add offering high quality, affordable health care to your employees to your list? Healthy employees mean a healthy business all year-round. 

The SHOP Marketplace has a variety of flexible and affordable plans to help meet the needs of your small business and your employees. Explore your options, and take a look at what's new in 2017 on

MBDA 2016 Year in Review

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This year, MBDA reached new milestones creating along the way important initiatives and programs that supported the continued growth of minority business enterprises (MBEs) within an innovation-driven economy.

Please review several milestones that MBDA marked in 2016:

Put your tax refund to work for you -- Invest in your future with myRA

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This tax season, kick start your savings with myRA, a starter retirement savings account created by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that’s designed especially for those who don’t have access to retirement savings plans at work.

Simply open a myRA account and direct all or part of your tax refund to it. It’s a smart, easy way to put this one-time payment to work for your future. Sign uptoday at

What is myRA?

December is National Write a Business Plan Month

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Are you interested in starting a business? Creating a business plan is one of the most important steps you will take because the plan serves as your road map for the early years of your business. The business plan generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to reach its yearly milestones, including revenue projections. A well thought out plan also helps you to step-back and think objectively about the key elements of your business venture and informs your decision-making on a regular basis.

SBA's Business Plan Tool provides you with a step-by-step guide to help you get started. All of your information entered into this tool can only be viewed by accessing your account using the password you have specified. Not only can you save your plan as a PDF file, you can also update it at any time, making this a living plan to which you can often refer.

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