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How to Tie Your Annual Goals to Results

As Q1 winds down, now is an excellent time to check in on your business goals and work with your team to hold tension and accountability to those goals.

Every year owners set out with a vision and business plan. But as time passes, it can become easier to drift off course and away from that original plan. You've probably outlined big goals for this year, but as the first quarter wraps up, you might find yourself scrambling to see how your results align with the targets you set out.

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American Rescue Plan for Small Businesses

 

Statement from SBA Senior Advisor Michael Roth

Upon President Biden signing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Senior Advisor Michael Roth stated: 

“The American Rescue Plan Act enables the SBA to continue to lift up the cornerstones of our communities; the mom-and-pop businesses and nonprofits that provide essential services for our everyday lives, hire from within neighborhoods, and more. Our nation’s more than 30 million small businesses are the economic engine of this country and, in alignment with the Biden-Harris Administration’s focus on equitable treatment, the SBA will work tirelessly to ensure eligible borrowers will get access to this critical economic relief.”

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Entrepreneurs We Admire: A tribute to Black History Month

How do we honor a month that serves to spotlight those who should have been heralded all along? When we think of those we champion, encourage, lift up and celebrate in the African-American community, it may be easy to recall an athlete, a great actor, a musician. But we at Cultivate Advisors are committed to growing small businesses and honoring entrepreneurs who are the very lifeblood of innovation and economic growth.

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10 Things that Led to Massive Growth in my Business

Cultivate Advisor Maura Vella shares important lessons she's learned throughout her entrepreneurial journey.

Having owned and run small businesses since 2006, I've endured a perfect storm of massive deflation+competition+scandal (+a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic). I've also enjoyed an against-the-odds, gritty comeback, which led to a 1000% profit increase over one year in my 7-figure business. This experience empowers me to say that your business can flourish, just like mine, when you embrace these ten things that I learned over that year:

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