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Starting a Business in Different Industries
Secretary Gary Locke announced
the appointment of 25 members to the new National Advisory Council for Minority
Business Enterprises. The advisory council
will be led by the Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency
(MBDA) and provide advice and recommendations to
the department and the administration on a broad range of policy issues
affecting the minority business community. The new council is the
first to focus on promoting minority businesses since around 1969,
The Business.gov Community hit over 15,000 members early
last week. This marks a great milestone
for Business.gov and the Open Government Initiative.
The United Nations General Assembly
designated Oct. 20, 2010, as the first-ever World Statistics Day to highlight
the importance of official statistics and the many achievements of national
statistical systems. Statistical organizations throughout the world will
celebrate World Statistics Day today at the national and regional level. The
Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis and 12 other principal federal statistical agencies together have been collecting statistics about the nation’s
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke issued the following statement on the release
of the August 2010 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services report by the
Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic
Analysis. Today’s report showed that U.S. exports in August 2010 increased by
0.2 percent to $153.9 billion from their July 2010 level. Imports in August
increased 2.1 percent over July to $200.2 billion. U.S. exports so far in 2010
by feeling undervalued as an employee, Stephen Sandecki gave up his job as a
district manager and started his own business. Stephen is an active member in
the Community and shares what he has learned through research and experience.
interviewed Stephen, also known as NRiddle in the Community, for some
insight into owning and running a small business.
The National Export Initiative (NEI) is a multi-year effort to increase U.S. exports. Exporting is a great way to expand your business and take part in the global economy. In fact, companies that do business internationally grow faster and fail less often than companies that do not.
Export.gov has recently updated its website and Business.gov has updated the Export/Import section to provide small business owners with the resources to start exporting. We asked the community
Below is a summary of the small business owne's successes and challenge:
Small business owners have to balance many aspects of their business, usually on a tight budget and with limited help. Eric Bryant, owner of New Jersey-based multimedia firm, has experienced the challenges and successes of owning his own business.
Business.gov interviewed Eric, also known as petrosianii in the Community, for some insight into owning and running a small business.
Secretary Gary Locke addressed the annual conference to discuss reforms to the U.S. export
control system that will strengthen national security and improve the
competitiveness of key U.S. manufacturing and technology sectors. In
addition, President Barack Obama delivered a recorded statement about the
administration’s efforts to reform the export control system. Remarks | BIS 2010 Update website