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Security is a Key Element for Smart Cities

February 18, 2016

Guest blog post by Jenna Dunay, Director of International Government Affairs for S2 Global
We were honored to join the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews on the Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Trade Mission he led to New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai on February 8 – 12th, 2016. 

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Secretary Pritzker Kicks Off Second Open for Innovation Event with FinTech Companies

February 18, 2016

It’s rare that you get to see innovation happen before your eyes, but that’s exactly what happened at last Thursday’s Open for Innovation (O4I) Event in New York City. O4I is a series designed to encourage partnerships between America's dynamic startups and well-established firms.

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Should You Buy A Franchise Right Out of College?

February 16, 2016

My knee-jerk answer to that question is no. I have several reasons why, and I’ll be sharing them in this article. But first, do you know of anyone who has purchased a...

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14 Reasons We’re Sweet on Small Business

February 12, 2016

Small businesses are the heart of America’s economy. This Valentine’s Day, the SBA is sending small business owners this...

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics for Valentine's Day

February 12, 2016

Expressing one’s love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine’s Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day. Esther Howland, a native of Massachusetts, is given credit for selling the first mass-produced valentine cards in the 1840s.

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Next STEP for Exporting

February 11, 2016

96 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States. SBA has the tools to help your company reach into these new markets beyond the border and grow your customer base. It’s time to...

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How to Become a Street Vendor

February 11, 2016

Everyone has seen a street vendor at some point and many of us have purchased from him or her. Consider for a moment self-employment and the opportunity to work outdoors with a schedule that is...

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Smart Cities Infrastructure is an important step in solving India’s water challenges

February 11, 2016

Guest blog post by Steven Leung, Senior Vice President and President, Emerging Markets, Xylem

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Depositing Your Employees’ Withholdings

February 11, 2016

As an employer, when you withhold income taxes or other funds from employees’ paychecks, you’re obligated to apply the funds appropriately in a timely manner. If you fail to do so, you can be...

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What is Lean Start-up Methodology and is it a Tool for More Small Business Owners?

February 10, 2016

The traditional business plan has many virtues; and the common thinking is that by prompting the new entrepreneur to initially consider all the components of a successful business operation, from...

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