MasterCard issues The Small Business Financial Resource Guide to assist U.S. small businesses.PURCHASE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 1996--Continuing its leadership role as a provider of valuable information to small businesses, MasterCard BusinessCard has issued The Small Business Financial Resource Guide, the most comprehensive national guide for small business financing that has ever been assembled.
The 160-page guide is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the maze maze, detail of landscape gardening based on the Greek labyrinth, consisting of intricate paths or alleys lined with high hedges and having a center and exit difficult to find. It was a prominent feature in the formal English gardens of the 17th and 18th cent. of financial programs available to small businesses so that they can identify appropriate sources of financing and learn how to gain access to them.
"One year ago, the White House Conference on Small Business found that financing was the number one concern of small businesses," said Steve Abrams, senior vice president for MasterCard's Commercial Products Division. "The Small Business Financial Resource Guide" is just one example of MasterCard's commitment to supporting America's small business community. At a time when companies must adapt to changing market conditions to survive and flourish, it is crucial for small businesses to know how to access all available financial resources."
"The majority of phone calls to our offices are inquiries about financing," noted David Voight, Director of the Small Business Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest not-for-profit federation of businesses, representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations in the United States. As of 2003, the chamber was comprised of 3000 state and local chambers and 830 business associations. . "We are pleased to team with MasterCard to provide small businesses with the knowledge and resources they need to support their growth and financial success. This guide is packed with useful information."
The "how-to" book includes an introduction to business planning and financial success; advice on how to obtain business financing through private sector and government resources; information on specific federal government resources for financial assistance; a state-by-state directory of programs and assistance; and an overview of private-sector financial assistance resources for small business.
"Virtually every resource that a small business owner needs to be financially successful is in this handy guide," noted John Blanchfield, Associate Director of the American Bankers Association The American Bankers Association (ABA) is comprised of banks and other financial institutions. It seeks to promote the strength and profitability of the banking industry by Lobbying federal and state governments, building industry consensus on key issues, and providing products and . "Where was this guide when I ran my small business?"
"This one-stop resource guide demonstrates MasterCard's continuing commitment to serve as a preeminent pre·em·i·nent or pre-em·i·nent
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[Middle English, from Latin prae provider of beneficial information to small business owners," Abrams added. "It also is an invaluable tool for increasing MasterCard's brand awareness within the small business community."
MasterCard is making more than 130,000 copies of The Small Business Financial Resource Guide available to numerous organizations which plan to distribute the guide to their membership. Those organizations partnering with MasterCard to distribute the guide include: the American Bankers Association, the National Association of Female Executives, National Association of Women Business Owners The National Association of Women's Business Owners (NAWBO) is an organization in the United States founded in 1975 that has the purpose of networking the approximately 10. , the National Federation of Independent Business The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is a lobbying organization with offices in Washington, D.C. USA, and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB claims a membership base in excess of 600,000. Owners, National Small Business United, Small Business Administration, Women Inc., the PBS PBS
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To order a free copy of The Small Business Financial Resources Guide please contact the above organizations at contact numbers listed below.
MasterCard International, with headquarters in Purchase, N.Y., is a global payments company with one of the world's most recognized brands. It is dedicated to helping more than 22,000 financial institutions provide their customers with a variety of payment options. MasterCard remains focused on helping shape the future of money by expanding the acceptance of its global brands (MasterCard, Maestro (1) (Maestro NT) An earlier name for scheduling software for Windows NT from Tivoli Systems, Inc. When IBM acquired Tivoli in 1996, the program was renamed IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler. and Cirrus) to new categories, exploring new payment systems, and maintaining fast, reliable, and secure systems and networks to facilitate global value exchange. MasterCard can be reached through Pointers, its World Wide Web site, at http://www.mastercard.com. -0-
Copies of MasterCard's Small Business Financial Resource Guide can be obtained from any of the following contacts:
NAWBO NAWBO National Association of Woman Business Owners (800) 556-2926
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (202) 463-5503
American Bankers Association (800) 338-0626
National Small Business United (800) 345-6728
Small Business 2000 (Hattie Bryant) (504) 737-0076
NFIB NFIB National Federation of Independent Business
NFIB National Foreign Intelligence Board (members only) (800) 634-2669
NAFE NAFE National Association for Female Executives
NAFE National Association of Forensic Economics
NAFE National Academy of Forensic Engineers
NAFE Non-Advanced Further Education (UK) (212) 477-2200 ext. 347
CONTACT: MasterCard International
Michael O'Brien Michael or Mike O'Brien may refer to:
Gemma Puglisi, 212/521-5233