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How to Choose a Business Name That Helps You - Not Hurts You

Wed, 2013-07-10 10:02

During the initial stages of starting a business, choosing the right name of your company can be a difficult task to say the least. It may surprise you but even the name of your business can trigger a red flag with some lenders and creditors.
Unfortunately, many business owners don’t take this simple step into consideration, especially when it comes to the business credit building process.
Before you pick a business name, follow these three steps:
Step 1: Conduct a Trademark Search

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SBA Signs Symbolic Alliance with the Native American Contractors Association

Tue, 2013-07-09 17:21

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Native American Contractors Association (NACA) have signed a strategic alliance memorandum to widen our reach to Native American entrepreneurs and boost entrepreneurship opportunities.
SBA continues to work to impact our Native American small business owners. This alliance strengthens both our organizations’ goals: supporting the creation, development and expansion of small businesses in the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

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Strengthening America’s Small Business Supply Chain

Mon, 2013-07-08 15:26

SBA Announces Request for Proposals to Conduct Supply Chain Mapping Analysis and Matchmaking
How do we build ecosystems of entrepreneurship that can make regional economies more competitive and attract more manufacturing back to the United States?

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Crowdfunding – Is it Right for Your Business? Where Do You Start?

Mon, 2013-07-08 07:50

Heard the buzz about crowdfunding but not sure how it can help you finance your business? Is crowdfunding even right for you?
Here’s some information and tips that will help explain crowdfunding concepts and how you can take advantage of them to fund your business.
What is crowdfunding?

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Let Freedom Ring

Thu, 2013-07-04 10:30

Guest blog post by Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Mark DomsLast
Friday, I was given the honor of speaking to about 500 people from 80 countries
who took the oath to become U.S. citizens at a ceremony in Sterling, Virginia.
The happiness, joy, pride, and gratitude in the room brought tears to my eyes,
especially after imagining the collective hardships endured, the journeys
taken, and the fears overcome by our new citizens.

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Take Time this 4th of July to Learn about SBA Programs & Initiatives for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Wed, 2013-07-03 13:12

On this Fourth of July, as we celebrate our freedoms, I want share with you the ways SBA and the Office of Veterans Business Development are celebrating veteran entrepreneurs. 

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The Fourth of July, 2013: Independence Day

Wed, 2013-07-03 13:10

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration is a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The birthday of the United States of America—Independence Day—is celebrated on July 4, the day the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress.

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Places To Find Franchises For Sale Online

Wed, 2013-07-03 10:05

If you’re convinced that you have enough money to invest in a franchise, are right for the business model of franchising and have done a thorough self-analysis, it’s time for you to find a few franchises to start investigating.
Fire Up Your Computer
Grab your favorite beverage, and put on some comfortable clothes; it’s time to start your search for that perfect** franchise to buy.
(**There’s no such thing as a perfect franchise; just try to find the best one for you.)

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We’re Listening to Businesses about the Health Care Law

Tue, 2013-07-02 19:08

NOTE: This blog is by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and first appeared at on July 2. 
From the start, this Administration has encouraged an ongoing dialogue with the leaders of our nation’s businesses, large and small. There’s more to do, but working together we’ve helped rebuild our economy. Businesses have added 6.9 million private-sector jobsin the past 39 months and we’ve helped strengthen the middle class. Today, most Americans get their health insurance through their jobs and that will be the case moving forward.

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July Webinar Series- How to Increase Sales During the Travel Season

Tue, 2013-07-02 18:37

According to the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries’ 2013 Spring Travel Forecast, international travel to the United States is expected to increase through 2018. And a recently released report by the U.S. Travel Association indicated that in 2012 spending by international travelers to and within the U.S. increased 10.5 percent.

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