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Hannover Messe: An Opportunity to Select the USA as a Partner for Future Trade and Investment Endeavors

February 10, 2016

The following is a cross-post from trade.gov
By John B. Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

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U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews Visits IBM Customer Service Center in Delhi

February 10, 2016

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews participated yesterday in an interactive tour at IBM’s Customer Experience Center in Delhi as part of this week’s Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development trade mission.

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Creditworthiness: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Small Business Owners

February 09, 2016

Whether we like it or not, access to credit is an essential part of running a small business, but being considered creditworthy can be a challenge. According to Credit Karma, more than 75% of...

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Strengthening Public-Private Cooperation on Cybersecurity's Toughest Issues

February 08, 2016

Strong cybersecurity starts at the top.
When the CEO or the president of a company truly understands how critical cybersecurity is to their organization’s reputation and bottom line, the whole organization gets it. And it takes the whole organization working in concert to give a company, government agency, or non-profit a fighting chance to fend off today’s array of cyber threats.

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Seven Ways to Start Your Business Continuity Plan

February 08, 2016

So far this winter we’ve seen deadly tornadoes in Texas, severe flooding in Missouri and 12 other states along the Mississippi River, unusually powerful storms in Southern California that brought...

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Completes Fact-Finding Mission With President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

February 05, 2016

U.S. Secretary Pritzker completed her fact-finding mission to Africa with the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) in Kigali, Rwanda. The goal of the trip for the PAC-DBIA members was to listen and learn, and in the near future, provide recommendations to President Obama and Secretary Pritzker that will guide the Administration’s policy choices with respect to enhancing commercial ties between the U.S. and countries across Africa. Secretary Pritzker and the Council also visited Nigeria from January 25-26 and Rwanda from January 27-28.

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Beyond Your First Employee: How to Plan for and Manage a Growing Small Business Staff

February 04, 2016

You did it! You hired your first employee. What a relief to have someone to help you grow your business.
But what about when it’s time to hire a second employee, and a third? How can you...

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How to Start a Retail Business

February 03, 2016

'Main Street' has now become a generic term synonymous with U.S. small business in general. But for many entrepreneurs, the prospect of joining Main Street in its more literal meaning - i.e. the...

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Expanding SME Global Market Access

February 02, 2016

Many untapped opportunities exist outside the United States, but small firms often do not have the resources and personnel to leverage them, and rely heavily on negotiated free trade agreements to...

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SBA’s Emerging Leaders Helps Small Underserved Businesses to Grow

February 02, 2016

If you’re looking for a solution on how to grow your small business in 2016, the SBA may have the answer.
Recruitment for the...

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