Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Wednesday that it is awarding eight new education grants to
enhance science education activities in classrooms, aquariums, museums and
other institutions across America. These awards support six unique, multi-year projects and will share $4.5 million in grants from the
NOAA Office of Education’s Environmental Literacy Grants Program. Projects are designed to increase stewardship
and informed decision-making within a diverse pool of educators, students and
When it comes to purchasing products as consumers, our buying behavior typically falls into two buckets:
1. Impulse purchases (e.g., that garment that caught your eye at the store)
2. Planned purchases (TVs, cars, cell phones, tablets, vacations, home renovations, etc.)
The key difference between these two purchasing models is the length of the sales cycle – and it’s an important distinction for business owners to know. Why?
Today, Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank visited the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. today, where she announced the winners of the third round of the i6 Challenge, a national competition to advance American innovation, foster entrepreneurship, increase the commercialization of ideas into viable companies, and create jobs.Read More
Do you have a military veteran, reservist or National Guard service member on your books? If so, it’s a good idea to be aware of what the law requires when it comes to handling employees who may be called to active duty – whether to a war or disaster zone.
Here’s what you need to know:
Know How the Law Protects Employee Rights
Ed. note: Cross-posted from ITA's Tradeology
The most significant reform to the U.S. patent system in more than a century is a major step forward as numerous provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 are now in effect. The new rules will spur innovation and economic growth by streamlining the patent application process and introducing new procedures to ensure patent quality. Seven reforms to U.S.Read More
Desde su fundación, millones de personas han arribado a los Estados Unidos con la visión de alcanzar un futuro mejor para ellas y sus familias. La historia de los Estados Unidos tiene sus raíces en la travesía de todas esas personas. El Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana nos brinda la oportunidad de no sólo reconocer las enormes aportaciones que los hispanoamericanos han hecho a este país, sino también de cerciorarnos de que existan políticas y programas adecuados que aseguren que dichas aportaciones continúen.
Have you all but given up on publicizing your small business to newspapers, TV, magazines and radio, instead focusing all your efforts on social media marketing? You could be making a big mistake. A study done this summer showed that despite the prevalence of social media, blogs and websites, Americans still find traditional media the most trustworthy source of information. Here’s what you need to know to get publicity in traditional media.
From our founding, people have come to America’s shores with a vision for a better future for themselves and their families. America’s story is rooted in the journey of these individuals. And National Hispanic Heritage month is an opportunity to not only recognize the enormous contributions of Hispanic Americans but to ensure that programs and policies are in place to ensure those contributions continue.
Editor's note: This post by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was originally published on NASA's blog.
Landing the Curiosity rover on Mars was a big feat for NASA, but we could not have done it without the work of small businesses.
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, I'm joining Administrator Karen Mills of the Small Business Administration for a Google+ Hangout with ATA Engineering, one of the small businesses that made the Mars Science Laboratory mission landing a success.