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Crowdfunding – Is it Right for Your Business? Where Do You Start?

Mon, 2013-07-08 07:50

Heard the buzz about crowdfunding but not sure how it can help you finance your business? Is crowdfunding even right for you?
Here’s some information and tips that will help explain crowdfunding concepts and how you can take advantage of them to fund your business.
What is crowdfunding?

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Let Freedom Ring

Thu, 2013-07-04 10:30

Guest blog post by Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Mark DomsLast
Friday, I was given the honor of speaking to about 500 people from 80 countries
who took the oath to become U.S. citizens at a ceremony in Sterling, Virginia.
The happiness, joy, pride, and gratitude in the room brought tears to my eyes,
especially after imagining the collective hardships endured, the journeys
taken, and the fears overcome by our new citizens.

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Take Time this 4th of July to Learn about SBA Programs & Initiatives for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Wed, 2013-07-03 13:12

On this Fourth of July, as we celebrate our freedoms, I want share with you the ways SBA and the Office of Veterans Business Development are celebrating veteran entrepreneurs. 

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The Fourth of July, 2013: Independence Day

Wed, 2013-07-03 13:10

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration is a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The birthday of the United States of America—Independence Day—is celebrated on July 4, the day the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress.

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Places To Find Franchises For Sale Online

Wed, 2013-07-03 10:05

If you’re convinced that you have enough money to invest in a franchise, are right for the business model of franchising and have done a thorough self-analysis, it’s time for you to find a few franchises to start investigating.
Fire Up Your Computer
Grab your favorite beverage, and put on some comfortable clothes; it’s time to start your search for that perfect** franchise to buy.
(**There’s no such thing as a perfect franchise; just try to find the best one for you.)

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We’re Listening to Businesses about the Health Care Law

Tue, 2013-07-02 19:08

NOTE: This blog is by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and first appeared at on July 2. 
From the start, this Administration has encouraged an ongoing dialogue with the leaders of our nation’s businesses, large and small. There’s more to do, but working together we’ve helped rebuild our economy. Businesses have added 6.9 million private-sector jobsin the past 39 months and we’ve helped strengthen the middle class. Today, most Americans get their health insurance through their jobs and that will be the case moving forward.

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July Webinar Series- How to Increase Sales During the Travel Season

Tue, 2013-07-02 18:37

According to the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries’ 2013 Spring Travel Forecast, international travel to the United States is expected to increase through 2018. And a recently released report by the U.S. Travel Association indicated that in 2012 spending by international travelers to and within the U.S. increased 10.5 percent.

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Secretary Pritzker Visits NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

Tue, 2013-07-02 17:00

On Tuesday, July 2, Secretary Penny Pritzker joined Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland; Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Administrator of NOAA; Dr.

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Accelerator Demo Day Comes to Washington, DC- Learn How You Can Participate

Tue, 2013-07-02 12:27

Accelerators represent the next frontier in commercial success for startups. That’s why SBA, in partnership with Global Accelerator Network, will host business accelerators from across the country for “Accelerator Demo Day” on July 19th in Washington, DC.

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Exporting to Africa: The Success of the DBIA Campaign

Tue, 2013-07-02 11:25

President Obama believes sub-Saharan Africa could be the world’s next major economic success story. That is why in June 2012, he issued the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa (PDF) to escalate the U.S. efforts to stimulate economic growth, trade, and investment in the region. One year later, the President is in Africa to highlight our success under this strategy.A key component of the President’s strategy is the Doing Business in Africa (DBIA) Campaign, which was launched by the U.S. Department of Commerce in Johannesburg, South Africa last November.

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