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Is Your Business Prepared to Weather the Storm?

June 17, 2015

June marks the official start of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season.  While there haven’t been many storms to date (...

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Expanding Opportunity for America's Kids by Strengthening Head Start

June 16, 2015

President Barack Obama says goodbye to students after a visit to the Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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PHOTOS AND FACTS: What You Can Learn from the White House Honeybees

June 16, 2015

It's National Pollinator Week! What does that mean and why should you care? 
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Deputy Secretary Andrews Deepens Commercial Relationship between U.S. and the Republic of Korea

June 16, 2015

Yesterday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews met with Korea’s Vice Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) to discuss progress under the commercial dialogue between Commerce and MOTIE. During their meeting, the deputy secretary reaffirmed the mutual commitment to expanding trade and economic cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Korea.
 

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Export Success Series: Texas’ Polyguard Products Wins “E” Award for Expansion into Colombian Market

June 16, 2015

Colombia is a major trading partner with the United States, and we have many mutually beneficial business collaborations. One American business that has profited from engaging in trade relations with Colombia is Polyguard Products, resulting in a partnership that has grown steadily within the last nine years.

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Chart of the Week: We’re Using More Clean Energy than Ever Before

June 16, 2015

Rising temperatures, extreme weather, public health threats -- there’s no question that climate change is one of the greatest threats to our security, our planet, and our future. So what can we do about it?  
Here’s one decisive step to take: Power up with clean energy.

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Mobilizing $4 Billion in Private-Sector Support for Homegrown Clean Energy Innovation

June 16, 2015

Ingenuity is one of our country’s greatest assets. America’s entrepreneurs and innovators have a legacy of unleashing their creativity, grit, and imagination to invent, discover, and build solutions that not only contribute to our growing economy, but also solve some of the toughest challenges facing the nation. Investing in homegrown innovation, including the development of new, clean-energy technologies, is a crucial part of the fight against climate change – and is key to keeping America on the leading edge of the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

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SBIR & STTR’s New Logo

June 16, 2015

Today at the National SBIR Conference,...

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Tibbetts Awards and SBIR Hall of Fame Inductions - Recognizing the most bleeding-edge innovators in the world @ the White House

June 16, 2015

Yesterday, we had occasion to celebrate this amazing country's inventors, researchers, innovators and STEM-focused small businesses and entrepreneurs.  It was an especially important occasion for...

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Franchise Buying Tip: Bounce Your ideas Off of Others

June 16, 2015

Bouncing your ideas off of others is a strategy that can and should be used before making any major purchase, like the purchase of a franchise business – especially because it’s easy to lose...

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