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How to Market Your Business with Public Speaking

Tue, 2013-05-14 11:44

 
Are you looking for a way to attract new customers, meet potential prospects and partners, and become known as an expert in your industry? Public speaking can do all of the above, and more.
If you feel like public speaking isn’t even an option for you because you’re shy, think again. I’m shy myself, though you wouldn’t know it to see me addressing conferences, crowds and audiences all over the country. Trust me, public speaking gets easier with practice—and it’s worth the effort.

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Infrastructure Business Development Trade Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama Begins Today

Mon, 2013-05-13 14:50

This
week, Acting
Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank will lead an infrastructure business
development trade mission to Brazil, Colombia, and Panama, countries that
have created robust infrastructure development plans for the coming years. This
mission directly supports President Obama’s
National Export Initiative, which set the goal of doubling U.S. exports by the
end of 2014 and creating an additional 2 million jobs supported by exports.
Throughout the course of the mission, 20 U.S. firms will join the Acting

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Turning Your Tablet into a Point of Sale System – Is it Time to Make the Switch?

Mon, 2013-05-13 07:43

Considering upgrading your business’ point of sale system (POS) to one that runs on a mobile device or tablet?

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Rapiscan Hopes to Facilitate Trade and Enhance Security in Latin America

Fri, 2013-05-10 15:00

Guest post by Peter Kant, President, Rapiscan AmericasED Note: Rapiscan Systems is the largest US manufacturer and supplier of security inspection systems and services.  Rapiscan specializes in airport, cargo and major event security systems and provides high-technology security scanners and scanning operational services.Rapiscan is honored and excited to join Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank on the infrastructure trade mission to
Brazil, Panama and Colombia next week. Having participated in trade missions in

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Latin America Presents Growing Opportunities for American Companies

Fri, 2013-05-10 14:45

Upcoming trade mission to promote U.S. exports and job creation

Guest blog post by Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank

With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside U.S.
borders, helping U.S. companies find
partnerships and customers in fast-growing markets is crucial to creating a
strong and vibrant economy built on good middle class jobs.

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Obama Administration Seeks Applicants for First Phase of ‘Investing in Manufacturing Communities’ Partnership

Thu, 2013-05-09 10:00

Effort will encourage
an improved approach to economic development around the countryThe Obama
Administration today announced that it is accepting applications for the first
phase of the “Investing in Manufacturing Communities” Partnership, a new
initiative outlined in the President’s fiscal year 2014 budget that will
help accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and create jobs across the
country.

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7 Inspiring Home Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Moms (or Dads)

Thu, 2013-05-09 06:57

Are you a stay-at-home mom (or dad)? Hoping to kick start an entrepreneurial dream or simply looking to bring in some extra income?
Starting a home-based business is a great way to do this. In fact, 52 percent of U.S. companies operate as home businesses (source) and many of today’s biggest brand names were established by stay-at-home moms – (Dorothy) Gerber, Mrs. (Debbi) Fields, and Julie Aigner-Clark (Baby Einstein), to name but a few. But what types of businesses can grow and thrive in the home environment?

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7 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Fraud and Cybercrime

Wed, 2013-05-08 06:57

How secure are your small business assets from fraud, identity theft and cybercrime?
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), companies with less than 100 employees lose approximately $155,000 as a result of fraud each year. Small businesses also have a higher fraud rate than larger companies and non-business owners. One of the most frequent sources of fraud is credit card abuse – largely due to the fact that few business owners actually take the time to go through every line item on their bill or choose to mingle business and personal accounts.

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A Simpler Way to Apply for Health Care

Tue, 2013-05-07 13:38

 
 
Note: This blog is by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services and first appeared at Healthcare.gov on April 30.
Today, we take one more step toward meeting the promise of helping millions of Americans access quality, affordable health coverage.

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How to Restore Your Credit After Hard Times

Tue, 2013-05-07 09:44

Getting your financial life and credit back on track after going through tough economic times is not an impossible task by any means, but it does require an effective and proven plan.
Whether you had to file for bankruptcy; went through a foreclosure; dealt with excessive late payments, collections, judgments; a repossession; or the dreaded tax lien, the good news is there is hope in recovering and re-establishing a good credit rating.

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