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ChallengeHER: Creating Procurement Access and Opportunity for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Tue, 2013-04-23 13:34

 
Federal contracting with small businesses is a win-win.  Every year, the U.S. government awards nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small businesses, allowing these businesses to grow their revenues and create jobs right here at home.  Meanwhile, the federal government gets the chance to work with some of the most responsive, innovative and nimble companies in the United States.

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Greening Your Small Business – Which Steps and Investments Should Your Business Make?

Mon, 2013-04-22 07:46

Interested in greening your business? Today is Earth Day 2013, so what better time to consider ways in which your business can play its part in saving the planet and reaping the cost benefits of operating more sustainably.

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40th Annual World Trade Day Celebration, May 16, 2013, Denver, Colorado

Fri, 2013-04-19 17:10

Plug In to the Global Economy:  How Technology Impacts Trade
How does technology impact international trade? And how can it help your small business? This year’s 40th Annual World Trade Day on Thursday, May 16, 2013 gives businesses the chance to ask just that and to discover how recent innovations in technology can facilitate their operations and bolster their bottom line. From supply-chain management to social media marketing and team collaboration, there are a multitude of new technology tools that allow small businesses to do more across the globe than ever before.

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SBA’s Guide to Going Green

Fri, 2013-04-19 16:51

Going green isn’t just good for the environment—it can be great for your business as well! Companies known for proactive environmental policies often find that their reputation as a green business allows them to better attract and retain high quality employees, improve community relations, and strengthen customer loyalty.

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Deputy Secretary Blank Highlights "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership" Initiative

Thu, 2013-04-18 17:00

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today highlighted the newly-announced “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership,” an Obama Administration initiative that will help accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and create jobs in cities across the country.This effort rewards communities that demonstrate their plans to attract and expand manufacturing in their area, using targeted investments in workforce training, infrastructure, research, and other key assets.Deputy Secretary Blank unveiled the initiative this week and visited Hexcel Corporation today, which is located in

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How to Dust Off Your Marketing Hat with Strategies that Work

Thu, 2013-04-18 07:18

When did you last take a marketing 101 course? Don’t have enough time or perhaps you leave marketing up to others? Whatever the stage of your small business, a marketing plan can help ensure you are putting your customers at the front and center of your business. Likewise, an effective approach for its execution will ensure you satisfy your customers’ needs while generating profits for your business.

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Deputy Secretary Blank Announces New Federal Partnership to Promote Manufacturing Investment in American Communities, Create Jobs

Wed, 2013-04-17 17:15

U.S.
Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today announced the launch of the
“Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership,” an Obama Administration
initiative that will help accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and create
jobs in cities across the country.

This
effort rewards communities that demonstrate their plans to attract and expand
manufacturing in their area, using targeted investments in workforce training,
infrastructure, research, and other key assets.

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Which is the Best State to Incorporate Your Brick and Mortar or Online Business?

Wed, 2013-04-17 07:16

One of the most frequently asked questions by prospective business incorporation filers is, “which state should I incorporate in?”

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4 Tips for 50+ Entrepreneurs

Tue, 2013-04-16 15:51

Americans age 55 and up are the fastest growing group of new business owners in our nation today. Already, more than 7.4 million Americans over the age of 50 work for themselves. "Fifty is the new 30," says Rieva Lesonsky, founder and CEO of GrowBiz Media and a member of the HuffPost Small Business Board of Directors. "Boomers don't feel or act their chronological age. We have a lot of good years ahead of us, and we don't want to sit idly on the sidelines. We'd be bored -- and many of us would simply run out of money."

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It’s Time to “Spring Clean” Your Marketing Plan

Tue, 2013-04-16 13:25

Spring is here—whether it feels like it in your part of the country or not—and it’s time to refresh and renew. That applies to your marketing plan, too. Are you ready to shake it up and sweep out the cobwebs?

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