The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today opened a competition to award new cooperative funding agreements for its Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers in 10 states. The competition is the first in a multiyear effort to update the funding structure to better match needs with resources in MEP's network of 60 centers. The MEP centers help small and mid-sized U.S.Read More
President Barack Obama stops by Press Secretary Jay Carney’s meeting with James Brady in Carney's West Wing office at the White House, March 30, 2011. Brady was former President Ronald Reagan's press secretary during the assassination attempt on President Reagan thirty years ago. Brady's wife Sarah, right, and son Scott, center, joined him for the meeting. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)Read More
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series highlighting the work of community leaders and organizations that are
strengthening the middle class and providing ladders of opportunity for all
As small businesses rely more and more on technology, if your company is like my company, you find yourself spending a bigger chunk of your budget on technology. That’s not a bad thing if you get leverage from technology. In other words, it’s a net positive if that technology helps you sell more, serve customers faster, keep your labor costs in check, be more efficient internally or you somehow otherwise gain from the technology. You end up being much further ahead.
Last month, Dr. Jill Biden traveled to Africa on a three-country visit, leading a delegation to Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sierra Leone. This trip focused on how girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy, and civil society can accelerate economic development, improve health and educational outcomes, strengthen democratic governance, and foster peace and security.
Accurately tracking financial data is not only critical for running the day-to-day operations of your small business, but it is also essential when seeking funding from lenders or investors to take your business to the next level. In addition, keeping tabs of your finances can help ensure your products and services are priced right, identify what your margins are, determine your cash flow and make filing taxes easier.
Here are three basic financial statements that are important for your small business:
Accurately tracking financial data is not only critical for running the day-to-day operations of your small business, but it is also essential when seeking funding...Read More
President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, Aug. 1, 2014.
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Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention website. See the original post here, and get the latest here.
The current Ebola outbreak is centered on three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, although there is the potential for further spread to neighboring African countries. Ebola does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. The CDC is surging resources by sending 50 more workers to the area to help bring the outbreak under control.