Guest blog post by Matt Erskine, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentBy helping regions plan for their economic future, and by giving businesses access to the advanced tools they need to compete in the 21st century, we can make sure that the U.S. economy grows and creates the well-paying jobs that are key to our long-term prosperity.Read More
Innovation is thriving in Maine, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Department of Commerce, and the administration are working hard to further foster that environment, Under Secretary of Commerce and USPTO Director David Kappos told the Regional Chamber of Commerce of Penobscot Bay, Maine, on Tuesday. From 2009 to 2010, the number of patent filings in the Portland, Maine, region nearly doubled, Kappos said.Read More
Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank was in Minneapolis, MN, today to address attendees at the Opening General Session of the 78th Annual Conference and Expo hosted by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. In addition to thanking America’s first responders and public safety officials for keeping our country safe and secure, Acting Secretary Blank announced that she appointed twelve of the nation’s leading experts on public safety and wireless broadband communications to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).Read More
Credit cards are a common online payment option for small businesses, but what about other services like PayPal, Bill Me Later and Google Wallet?
These now ubiquitous tools make it easier than ever for anyone – not just e-tailers – to buy and sell goods online and via mobile devices. However, as with all business tools, they have their pros and cons. Here’s what you need to know.
What Are Online Payment Services?
The health and success of the construction industry is critical to our nation’s economy. SBA knows that we must do all we can to make sure this sector grows, compete for contracting opportunities and create jobs. That is why SBA is proud to announce our new “Quick App” for surety bonds. This new application process combines two applications into one to make it easier and faster for small businesses and contractors to compete for contracts.
By August, summertime will be winding down and vacations will be coming to an end, signaling that back-to-school time is near. It's a time that many children eagerly anticipate—catching up with old friends and making new ones, and settling into a new daily routine. Parents and children alike scan the newspapers and websites looking for sales to shop for a multitude of school supplies and the latest clothing fads and essentials. This edition of the U.S.Read More
Guest blog post by Matt Erskine, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentOver the last three and a half years, President Obama has committed his administration to make investments to strengthen rural economies and create jobs. That includes Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.The Bristol Bay Jobs Accelerator Project, an economic growth effort by the Bristol Bay Native Association in Dillingham, Alaska is one of the winners of the multiagency Rural Jobs and
Once you have completed all the steps necessary for your business to be lender compliant, you can begin establishing credit.
You may have jumped ahead of yourself and already applied for one or two business credit cards using your personal credit. Not to worry-the purpose of this article is to share with you the best way to build credit for your company so you can stop relying on your personal credit to secure the financing for your company.
Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank joined White House National Economic
Council Director Gene Sperling, Undersecretary of Defense Frank Kendall, and
other Obama administration officials to announce
the launch of a new public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in
Youngstown, Ohio as part of ongoing efforts to help revitalize American
manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States. This new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute
If you have a business blog, then you are probably aware of the challenges of coming up with topic ideas, finding time to write, and – let’s face it – keeping that blog alive. This explains why blogs on the subject of blogging are ranked as the most popular articles here on the SBA.gov Community. Here are just a few:
Thinking of Starting a Blog? Tips to Help You Start, Maintain & Grow a Small Business Blog!
Never Run Out of Blog Topic Ideas: Here are 36
8 Tips for Keeping your Business Blog Current, Relevant and FreshRead More