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Selling into the U.S. as a Foreign Business: Should You Incorporate Your Business Here?

Wed, 2013-02-06 06:36

Do you run an overseas business? Thinking of expanding and selling into the U.S. market?
Because U.S. residency or citizenship is not required, non-U.S. citizens can readily sell into the U.S. However, many overseas business owners aren’t clear on whether they are required to incorporate in the U.S. and the associated tax implications.
Here’s what you need to know:
Should I Incorporate My Business in the U.S.?
This is a question that comes up frequently on the SBA Community Discussion Boards and there’s not a clear cut answer for all businesses.

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Online Tools to Help You Find and Price Small Business Health Care Insurance Options

Tue, 2013-02-05 07:44

We all have questions about the Affordable Care Act, whether it's deciphering facts from myths or trying to understand what your options for health care coverage are now and in the future.

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Making Procurement Better: RFP-EZ

Mon, 2013-02-04 12:10


Note: This post is authored by SBA's Presidential Innovation Fellows - Clay Johnson, Jed Wood, and Adam Becker.


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Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank Visits Washington, D.C. Auto Show

Fri, 2013-02-01 14:00

Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank visited the
Washington, D.C. Auto Show. While there, she visited various exhibits
including Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, GM, Honda, and Volkswagen. At each exhibit,
Blank spoke with representatives of each car maker and “kicked the tires” of
the models on display.

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10 Tips for Veteran-Owned Businesses Seeking to Sell to the U.S. Federal Government

Thu, 2013-01-31 07:21

Are you a veteran-owned small business and thinking of selling to your former boss – the U.S. federal government?
Part of the mission of the SBA is to provide assistance to veterans and service-disabled veterans who return home to start, resume or grow their businesses. In addition to supporting veteran business owners through entrepreneurial training, and providing access to capital, the SBA also provides resources, tools and support to help veterans start and grow businesses through government contracting.

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Deputy Secretary Blank Highlights Workforce Skills Development as Key to Attracting Investment, Creating Good Jobs

Wed, 2013-01-30 18:00

Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank
delivered keynote remarks at an event focused on the importance of developing a
skilled workforce in order to attract more investment and create more good

The event, hosted by German Ambassador Peter Ammon,
attracted CEOs of German-owned companies that have invested in the United
States (such as STIHL, BMW, Volkswagen, and Siemens) as well as leaders of U.S.
community colleges, universities, and think tanks. 

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6th Annual SBA Export Lenders’ Roundtable, April 3, 2013, Washington, D. C.

Wed, 2013-01-30 17:17

Lenders:  Help take your customers to the next level as they expand their sales overseas!

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Sandy Update 5: A Lending Milestone as Congress Adds Recovery Funds

Wed, 2013-01-30 13:22

Ninety days after Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast, the U.S. Small Business Administration crossed the $1 billion threshold of approved loans to more than 16,800 homeowners, renters and businesses. This makes Hurricane Sandy, in terms of SBA disaster lending, the third largest natural disaster in U.S. history, behind Hurricanes Katrina/Rita/Wilma ($10.8 billion), and the Northridge Earthquake ($4 billion).

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New Year, New Benefits

Wed, 2013-01-30 07:43

You love your staff and want to show it by giving them more in a tangible way. Increasing their pay may not be the best strategy for you or your employees. Added pay is taxable to employees, so they net less (how much less depends on their tax bracket). And added pay has additional costs to you in the form of payroll taxes. What to do? Think about giving them fringe benefits.

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How to Take on Venture Capital Without Losing Control of Your Start-Up

Mon, 2013-01-28 07:42

Considering options for funding your start-up? Wondering if now is the right time to seek venture capital, but worried about losing control of your business?
Here are some tips for weighing your funding options, finding the right venture capital firm for your needs, and working with them once you’ve received your first injection of seed money.
Is Venture Capital Right for Your Small Business?

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