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America's Seed Fund Website - SBIR.GOV - Massive Updates Unveiled On Day One of NSBW

May 05, 2015

National Small Business Week, got off to the races yesterday. NSBW is the marquee event of our agency and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet used Emerge...

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SBA Administrator Launches STEP Program Year 4 Award Season

May 05, 2015

On her first anniversary as the SBA Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet announced the opening of the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program application period.  This is the fourth year...

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Step Up Your Marketing Game With Photos

May 05, 2015

The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is taking on a whole new meaning.  In a world of constant stimuli – with texts, emails, alerts, and other marketing messages coming at us from...

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Expanding Opportunity Works

May 04, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on The Huffington Post.
Today, I will join President Obama as he travels to Lehman College in the Bronx, NY to speak about the importance of expanding opportunity and to applaud a new private-sector entity -- the My Brother's Keeper Alliance.

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National Small Business Week Begins Today

May 04, 2015

Every year since 1963, the President has signed a proclamation declaring National Small Business Week.  Today, at the...

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Celebrate National Small Business Week with Us; Live-stream, In-Person and Online Using #DreamSmallBiz

May 04, 2015

There is no denying the positive influence small businesses have on our nation’s economy. During National Small Business Week we honor their hard work and contributions to our communities. We are...

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Weekly Address: Ensuring Every Child Gets a Great Education

May 02, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C., April 30, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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From Sherlock Holmes to The War of the Worlds: 13 E-Books Students Can Read For Free

May 01, 2015

President Obama joined students at Anacostia Neighborhood  Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. yesterday to announce a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. As a part of Discovery Education’s “Of the People" webinar series, students asked the President questions about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of technology in classrooms and libraries.

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Week In Review: A State Dinner, An Anger Translator, and Books for Millions More Kids

May 01, 2015

From a humorous night at the White House Correspondence Dinner to a beautiful arrival ceremony and state dinner for the Prime Minister and First Lady of Japan, this was a busy week at the White House. President Obama attended his sixth White House Correspondents’ Dinner, hosted the Prime Minister and First Lady of Japan, welcomed the newly sworn in Attorney General, delivered remarks about the recent protests in Baltimore, and announced a new partnership to expand access to free books for American students.
In case you missed it, here are a couple highlights from the week.

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Steps Since SOTU: Progress Safeguarding Student Data

May 01, 2015

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In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan to make sure that new educational data remains safe. Urging action, the President said that Congress needed to pass legislation that better meets the growing threat of cyber attacks and identity theft. While speaking at the Federal Trade Commission in January, the President discussed protecting both parents and children from cyber threats.

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