This Tuesday, SBA and the White House Business Council will host the Urban Economic Forum in Kansas City, MO designed to connect urban entrepreneurs and business owners to local and national business resources and networks they need to start, grow and create jobs.
The Kansas City Urban Economic Forum is the sixth of a multi-city series with upcoming forums in Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan.
Speakers for this forum include:
· Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
On Tuesday, I had the honor of joining my colleagues at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., for “Growing Economies in Indian Country: A National Summit,” a one-day event co-hosted by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
This week, Secretary Bryson is in China on his second
trip to the country as Commerce Secretary. His first stop is in Beijing
where he is participating in the fourth round of the U.S.-China Strategic and
Economic Dialogue (S&ED), along with Secretary of State Clinton, Treasury
Secretary Geithner, U.S. Trade Representative Kirk and other U.S. government
Guest blog post by Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank
I spoke to the Council on Competitiveness Executive Board about how the
Commerce Department, working with the National Economic Council, leads the administration’s efforts across the federal government to promote a vibrant
manufacturing sector in the United States.
Our everyday lives are bettered by visionary inventors, and we were reminded of that on May 2, 2012, when ten new inductees to the National Inventors Hall of Fame were honored by David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.Read More
Commerce's U.S. Census Bureau counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.Yesterday, the Census Bureau held "Profile America Forum on the Asian Population," a presentation on the release of a
2010 Census brief on the Asian population
Social media, e-mail marketing, and search engine optimization are all important aspects of any businesses’ online marketing strategy. But what about more traditional marketing activities such as direct mail, trade shows, advertising and events?
It may surprise you that many “old school” tactics still have an important role to play in any small business marketing plan and can have a big impact on perception and purchasing decisions. Here’s why they matter and what you can do to dust them off and bring them up to date.
Today, Commerce Secretary Bryson issued a statement in honor of May 2012 World Trade Month, which is marked annually by a series of state and local events across the country to promote U.S. trade relationships and provide resources to U.S. businesses looking to export their goods and services around the world. World Trade Week, which falls in the third week of May, is recognized by a presidential proclamation annually.Two years ago, the president set a goal of doubling our nation’s exports in five years through the National Export Initiative (NEI).Read More
Guest blog post by Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Matt Erskine, Economic Development AdministrationFor U.S. manufacturers today, questions abound that might have been simpler to answer in times gone by, such as: What is the best way to commercialize a new technology? How can a new process be incorporated into a new production system? What locations will best service a national or international clientele?Read More
Can You Go to National Small Business Week and Get a Federal Contract? It Could Happen!
If you were to ask a small business owner to identify a top priority on his or her wish list, undoubtedly they would say “to get more business!” Are you a small business owner looking for more business? Are you a small business owner looking to partner with larger businesses or federal agencies on federal contract opportunities?