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Next STEP for Exporting

February 11, 2016

96 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States. SBA has the tools to help your company reach into these new markets beyond the border and grow your customer base. It’s time to...

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How to Become a Street Vendor

February 11, 2016

Everyone has seen a street vendor at some point and many of us have purchased from him or her. Consider for a moment self-employment and the opportunity to work outdoors with a schedule that is...

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Depositing Your Employees’ Withholdings

February 11, 2016

As an employer, when you withhold income taxes or other funds from employees’ paychecks, you’re obligated to apply the funds appropriately in a timely manner. If you fail to do so, you can be...

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What is Lean Start-up Methodology and is it a Tool for More Small Business Owners?

February 10, 2016

The traditional business plan has many virtues; and the common thinking is that by prompting the new entrepreneur to initially consider all the components of a successful business operation, from...

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Hannover Messe: An Opportunity to Select the USA as a Partner for Future Trade and Investment Endeavors

February 10, 2016

The following is a cross-post from trade.gov
By John B. Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

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U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews Visits IBM Customer Service Center in Delhi

February 10, 2016

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews participated yesterday in an interactive tour at IBM’s Customer Experience Center in Delhi as part of this week’s Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development trade mission.

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Creditworthiness: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Small Business Owners

February 09, 2016

Whether we like it or not, access to credit is an essential part of running a small business, but being considered creditworthy can be a challenge. According to Credit Karma, more than 75% of...

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Strengthening Public-Private Cooperation on Cybersecurity's Toughest Issues

February 08, 2016

Strong cybersecurity starts at the top.
When the CEO or the president of a company truly understands how critical cybersecurity is to their organization’s reputation and bottom line, the whole organization gets it. And it takes the whole organization working in concert to give a company, government agency, or non-profit a fighting chance to fend off today’s array of cyber threats.

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Seven Ways to Start Your Business Continuity Plan

February 08, 2016

So far this winter we’ve seen deadly tornadoes in Texas, severe flooding in Missouri and 12 other states along the Mississippi River, unusually powerful storms in Southern California that brought...

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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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