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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Completes Fact-Finding Mission With President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

February 05, 2016

U.S. Secretary Pritzker completed her fact-finding mission to Africa with the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) in Kigali, Rwanda. The goal of the trip for the PAC-DBIA members was to listen and learn, and in the near future, provide recommendations to President Obama and Secretary Pritzker that will guide the Administration’s policy choices with respect to enhancing commercial ties between the U.S. and countries across Africa. Secretary Pritzker and the Council also visited Nigeria from January 25-26 and Rwanda from January 27-28.

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Beyond Your First Employee: How to Plan for and Manage a Growing Small Business Staff

February 04, 2016

You did it! You hired your first employee. What a relief to have someone to help you grow your business.
But what about when it’s time to hire a second employee, and a third? How can you...

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How to Start a Retail Business

February 03, 2016

'Main Street' has now become a generic term synonymous with U.S. small business in general. But for many entrepreneurs, the prospect of joining Main Street in its more literal meaning - i.e. the...

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Expanding SME Global Market Access

February 02, 2016

Many untapped opportunities exist outside the United States, but small firms often do not have the resources and personnel to leverage them, and rely heavily on negotiated free trade agreements to...

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SBA’s Emerging Leaders Helps Small Underserved Businesses to Grow

February 02, 2016

If you’re looking for a solution on how to grow your small business in 2016, the SBA may have the answer.
Recruitment for the...

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How Color Can Help Boost Your Business

February 02, 2016

What can color do for your business’s marketing? A better question might be: What can’t it do? According to a recent infographic from...

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Concludes First Leg of Fact-Finding Mission with President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

February 01, 2016

In Nigeria, Pritzker discusses economic opportunities and challenges with U.S. and African business leaders and local entrepreneurs.

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OPIC: Paving a road to a brighter future in Africa

January 29, 2016

The road to a brighter future in Africa often begins with an actual road that connects remote communities, a power plant that illuminates homes, a water treatment facility that improves agricultural production, or even a modern office building that supports businesses and advances job creation.

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Business in Africa, Made Easier

January 28, 2016

Guest blog by Wanda Felton, Vice Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
After a decade as one of the fastest growing regions in the world, Africa has become a new frontier for business, and U.S. exports to sub-Saharan Africa now top $21 billion a year.  Although external shocks may periodically temper growth, Africa’s long-term potential remains strong.

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Connecting across continents: MBDA hosts Power Africa and Agribusiness Summit

January 28, 2016

Guest blog post by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center-Baltimore and Global Political Solutions, LLC (GPS) hosted the first-ever Power Africa and Agribusiness Summit in Washington, D.C. at The National Press Club, Jan. 13-14.

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