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Here's How You Can Help With the Effort to Stop the Spread of Ebola:

Tue, 2014-10-21 14:07

President Barack Obama convenes a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Looking for ways to help fight the global spread of Ebola? Regular Americans across the country are helping in a variety of ways right now. Here are a couple options available to you.

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Commerce Partners with Small Business Administration for the Launch of Business Sunday in Houston, Texas

Tue, 2014-10-21 13:15

Last weekend, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched Business
Sunday at Windsor Village United Methodist Church
in Houston, TX. Business Sunday is an outreach and educational program
that takes place in local communities around the country, connecting
and future business leaders with valuable resources to help them start
or expand their businesses.

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Franchise Due Diligence: 3 Revealing Questions To Ask Franchisees

Tue, 2014-10-21 00:00

Before you sign on the dotted line for that franchise you’ve been investigating, it’s important to make sure you have asked existing franchisees some key questions.
Most of the people I...

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Commerce Secretary Pritzker Begins Business Development Mission to Japan and Seeks Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Health Care and Energy Sectors

Mon, 2014-10-20 18:08

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today began a five-day Business Development Mission to Japan and South Korea and met with Japanese leaders in Tokyo to address opportunities for U.S. companies to launch or increase their business in the health care and energy sectors. Due to a lack of natural resources, both Japan and South Korea have long been dependent on imported energy sources to meet their energy needs.During her first day in Tokyo, Secretary Pritzker was joined by U.S.

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Commerce Data: Then & Now

Mon, 2014-10-20 16:30

Guest blog post by Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic
AffairsIn July, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
announced that our department will be hiring our first ever Chief Data Officer
(CDO), building on her commitment to Commerce’s role as “America’s Data
Agency.” She also announced the formation of a data advisory council comprising
private sector leaders who will help the CDO navigate new and dynamic data challenges.
This is the latest chapter in Commerce’s long history of adapting to serve the

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A Small Business Owner's Perspective: "A High Road on the Minimum Wage"

Mon, 2014-10-20 10:50

President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich. stop for lunch at Zingerman's Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Mich., April 2, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Reflections on the I-Corp Training Experience

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00

Note: This blog is co-authored by Javier Saade, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, and G. Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence
“We are...

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How and Why to Determine if Your Business is “Small”

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00

Your business may not be small just because you think it is. The government actually has a say in it.
Small business size standards, established by the SBA, define the maximum size that a...

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Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

Sat, 2014-10-18 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

October 17, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Q&A on America's Response to Ebola

Fri, 2014-10-17 20:25

As the Ebola situation continues to develop both at home and abroad, President Obama’s first priority is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of the American people. At his direction, the Administration is taking an aggressive, whole-of-government approach to marshal all of our expertise and resources to detect, isolate and treat Ebola patients safely in the U.S., while working to stop the outbreak at the source in West Africa.

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