costumed characters featured at the USPTO’s upcoming Trademark Expo visited the
Children’s National Medical Center today.
Volunteers passed out Trademark Activity Guides, helped children
complete activities involving characters that are registered trademarks, and
taught children about familiar trademarks. The visit included an
introductory statement by Commissioner for Trademarks Deborah Cohn, a musical parade
of costumed characters, a presentation challenging children to identify the
Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to an Economy Built to Last.Guest blog post by Danny Meza, Senior
Adviser to the Under Secretary for Industry and Security in the Office of
Congressional and Public AffairsAs Senior Adviser to the Under
Secretary for Industry and Security in the Office of Congressional and Public
Affairs, I advise the Under Secretary on legislative matters that impact the
Ed. note: Cross-posted from ITA's Tradeology blog. Kim Glas is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for textiles and apparel within the International Trade Administration’s Import Administration division.I am visiting North Carolina today with the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez to see first-hand two state of the art textile companies–Unifi and A&E.Read More
Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to an Economy Built to Last.Guest blog post by Ana Valentin, Survey Statistician, Fisheries Statistics Division of the Office of Science and Technology, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service.My dearest friend Albert Einstein said, "The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable
receiving." Giving is the driver that motivated me to pursue a public service
The Obama administration announced that 10 public-private partnerships across America will receive $20 million in total awards to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States. These Investments will promote job creation and economic growth in local
industry clusters in Arizona, California, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee,
Not sure how to handle negative comments or criticism of your business on social media? Is the open nature of social media actually stopping you from jumping on board?
Receiving criticism is never easy; it can also damage your business reputation. However, feedback and criticism in an open and social forum also gives your business an opportunity to deflect negativity and even earn you respect – if you handle it right.
Here are some steps you can take to manage criticism of your business, products, or even staff on social media and online review sites.
Government contracting provides the leg-up small businesses need to meet their bottom line and become sustainable. Here at the SBA, and across the Administration, we see government contracting as a win-win. The Federal government gets to work with some of the most innovative, forward-thinking companies. And small firms get tapped into the supply chain of one of the largest buyers in the world.
Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to an Economy Built to Last.Guest blog by Cristina
Bartolomei, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist and Hispanic Employment
Now that we're in the fourth quarter of the year, it's time to get ready for 2013. There is much to do from a financial, legal and tax perspective. In this article are guidelines for mapping out your company’s financial plans for 2013. In upcoming articles, you’ll see what legal steps you should take and last-minute tax planning moves you should make before the end of the year.
Overview of budgeting
Hiring your first employee or building your business team opens whole new areas for compliance in employment and labor law. Laws are broad and far reaching and cover a broad range: preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace, workplace poster requirements, wage and hour laws, workers compensation regulations, and more.