Want to take your restaurant on the road? Interested in starting a food-service business that affords lower overhead costs than a bricks and mortar restaurant?
Guest blog post by Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank This afternoon, I had the honor of addressing an annual conference on innovation, sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.Read More
The Great Recession officially ended in 2009, but it sure didn't feel that way for most consumers (or businesses). Now, however, the economy finally is on an upward trajectory, with consumer sentiment, business hiring plans and employment data all looking up. Whether your company targets consumers or businesses, here’s what to keep in mind to successfully market to customers as their spirits rise and their wallets start to open again.
NOAA has made sea floor maps and other data on the world’s coasts, continental shelves and deep ocean available for easy viewing online.Read More
It’s almost time for National Small Business Week 2012 - and to kick things off we are launching a video contest.
Each week I travel around the country and hear from business owners about how SBA has helped them start, grow and succeed. I’m often inspired by each business’ ingenuity, and it’s the small business owners I meet each week that are making communities strong and keeping America competitive.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Videos can be submitted through Challenge.gov until 5pm EDT, May 15, 2012. Questions can be addressed to email@example.com.Read More
On Sunday, Commerce Secretary John Bryson congratulated the 11 U.S. organizations who were awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for organizational performance excellence and innovation.Named after Malcolm Baldrige, the 26th Secretary of Commerce, the
Baldrige Award was established by Congress in 1987 to enhance the
competitiveness and performance of U.S. businesses. Eligibility for the
award was expanded in 1998 to include education and health care and in
Just filed your taxes and wished you’d had the help of an accountant? Unhappy with your current accountant? Here are some tips for finding and choosing an accountant you can trust with your small business numbers and rely on for solid financial advice throughout the year.
Why Hire an Accountant
An accountant can save you time and clear up much of the confusion you experience when it comes to managing your finances and taxes, but a trusted accountant can provide other benefits, too.
Guest blog post by Nish Acharya, Director of EDA's Office of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipThis week, the U.S.Read More
Just weeks after the Obama administration released its blueprint to improve consumer privacy and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth, Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is moving forward to put the plan into practice. NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling told an audience at the Hudson Institute yesterday that the administration supports enacting the blueprint’s "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" into law, but can make progress without waiting for Congress to act.Read More