Small Business Resource Center
Glossary of Business Financial Terms
This resource provides a large bank of business financial terms and their definitions for business owners to reference as needed. It also includes terms specifically relevant to disaster relief and disaster business loan applications.
“Workplaces and Businesses” section of the CDC COVID-19 page
This page on the CDC website details guidance and strategies for maintaining healthy business operations and work environments. The page includes articles, fact sheets, brochures, toolkits, and videos organized by a range of topics such as industry, return to work, essential service sectors, and post-vaccine considerations. The page also includes conference call recordings with Q&A sessions with stakeholders. A page specific to small businesses can be found here here.
10 SMART Goals Examples for Small Business
This article defines SMART goals and provides 10 examples specific to small business–from finding new customers to increasing web traffic. SMART goals are essential to achieving strategic priorities by monitoring progress in ways that allow you to examine and fine-tune your course of action.
SWOT Analysis Worksheet
This tool helps business owners identify business strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in order to outline goals and strategies.
The technical potential for automation in the US
This graphic from McKinsey classifies seven types of tasks by their potential to be automated across a variety of industries. The graphic organizes tasks and industries from least to most automatable and explains that many tasks across sectors have the technical potential to be automated but the potential varies widely.
Opportunity Fund Network About CDFIs
Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) provides an explanation and history of CDFIs in the About CDFIs page. The OFN CDFI locator covers all 50 states, but is limited to OFN member CDFIs. If you are looking for a list of all CDFIs in your area, use the resource titled “CDFI Fund Locator Spreadsheet.”
The DiSC assessment is a tool for reflecting on behavioral differences between people.