Small Business Articles

Is your business stuck in a rut? If so, it's time to turn your business around. Our SMB book of the month 'Rework' will help you make a change for the better.
According to the Small Business Administration, 99.7% of businesses are small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Here are six characteristics of an SMB.
In this guide, The Blueprint has highlighted statistics on women-owned businesses in the U.S. by race, education, type of business, industry, and revenue.
Passive income allows you to rake in additional cash with little or no effort. Here are seven ideas that will help you generate a passive income stream in 2021.


In order to qualify for 100% PPP loan forgiveness, your business must meet several criteria. Here are the most recent requirements to apply for PPP forgiveness.


Rusty Hansen runs a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business in Ogden, Utah. He shares the story of how he started and what it has been like since COVID.
As we start the new year, focus your attention on what changes you need to make to your business plan. Here are 10 tips to help you create a Q1 business plan.
Are you planning to start a business? Use The Blueprint's ultimate small business checklist to make sure you're on the right track (and haven't missed something).


Is your startup in need of cash? Explore a small business startup loan. Here are a few places you can try, as well as the pros and cons of getting a loan.


The SBA discount rate considers the age of the collateral, ease of resale, and how well the collateral maintains value. Learn how it can affect your SBA loan.
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