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5 Things You Need to Know About Projecting Startup Profits

November 24, 2015

This year alone I’ve seen several startup business plans projecting year three profits at 40%, 50%, or more, as measured by dividing net profits into sales.  And most of these are pretty good...

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A Look Back at America’s Commitment to Helping the Most Vulnerable

November 23, 2015

Welcoming the world’s vulnerable who seek the safety of America is not new to us. We've safely welcomed 3 million refugees since 1975.

President Obama

 

Right now, the world is witnessing one of the worst refugee crises in history. Be it due to violence, persecution, or natural disaster, 60 million men, women, and children have been forced to flee their homes through no fault of their own. It would be a betrayal of our values as Americans if we fail to aid these refugees when we know we can help them. After all, that's who we are. 

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7 Tips to Starting a Successful and Legal Child Care Business

November 23, 2015

Child care is a hugely important part of American life and a key contributor to the economy. According to First...

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Spotlight on Commerce: Cisco C. Minthorn, Senior Advisor for Native American Affairs and Associate Director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs

November 23, 2015

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.

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BEA’s New and Existing Statistics Offer Economic Intel for Entrepreneurs and Business Community

November 23, 2015

What are consumer spending patterns in California compared to New York? Which states are attracting new foreign investment?  How are different industries in each state performing on a quarterly basis? Those are just a few examples of the kinds of new statistics that the Bureau of Economic Analysis is producing to give entrepreneurs even more economic intelligence as they chart strategies on marketing, investing and hiring.

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Weekly Address: In the Face of Terror, We Stand as One

November 21, 2015

In this week's address, the Vice President spoke to his and the President’s commitment to protecting our country from terrorists, while also providing refuge to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.  He emphasized that he and the President consider the safety of the American people to be their first priority. But slamming the door in the face of refugees fleeing precisely the type of senseless violence that occurred in Paris last week would be a betrayal of our values. The vast majority of Syrian refugees are women, children, and orphans; survivors of torture; and people desperat

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Infographic: The Screening Process for Refugee Entry into the United States

November 20, 2015

‎Refugees undergo more rigorous screening than anyone else we allow into the United States. Here's what the screening process looks like for them:

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The Screening Process for Refugee Entry Into the United States

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West Wing Week: 11/20/2015 or, "Crossing Every Timezone"

November 20, 2015

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — and across the ocean. This week, the President traveled to Turkey, the Philippines, and Malaysia. He met with world leaders at the G-20 summit in Antalya and APEC leaders in the Philippines. That’s November 13th to November 19th or “Crossing Every Timezone.”

Friday, November 13th

On Friday, the President expressed our solidarity with the French people, after terrorists attacked their capital city.

Sunday, November 15th

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Collegiate Inventors Competition Showcases Undergraduate and Graduate Inventors

November 20, 2015

Earlier this week, college students from across the country gathered outside Washington, D.C., where they were recognized for their work developing cutting-edge inventions. And to further support their efforts, they all had the chance to interact one on one with established inventors who are all inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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One Year Anniversary of the Executive Actions on Immigration

November 20, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on Univision. See the original post.

One year ago today, President Obama announced a series of actions consistent with current laws to reform as much of our broken immigration system as possible. These actions are improving accountability in our immigration system, strengthening our national security and our economy, and building on our past efforts to enforce immigration laws with common sense and compassion. In an address to the nation, the President reminded us that:

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