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At a ceremony at the White House this afternoon, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts for his unwavering courage in one of the fiercest battles of the Afghanistan war.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks before he signs an executive order regarding further amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity, to protect LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
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Note: This post is part of the U.S.-Africa Business
Success Stories series highlighting the work of the Department of Commerce to
strengthen the economic relationship between U.S. and African businesses. This
series will lead up to the U.S. Africa Business Forum on August 5th,
the first of its kind event, which will
convene African heads of state and government, U.S.
government officials and business leaders to
discuss trade and investment opportunities on the
If you don’t plan your business because you don’t need a formal business plan document for a loan application or investors, you’re missing out. Planning is a tool for steering and managing your business – something that benefits all businesses, whether they need the formal document or not.
That fear and doubt so many business owners have (are you one of them?) is associated with several dangerous myths about business planning. So I want to dispel those myths with this post.
The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and Small Business Majority will launch a series of Spanish-language webinars for small business owners on the Affordable Care Act. Every other Tuesday throughout the summer and fall, Spanish-speaking small employers can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish. The webinars will provide small business owners with an overview of the law and information on how they can enroll in the small business health insurance Marketplace.Read More
President Barack Obama delivers remarks before he signs an executive order regarding further amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity, to protect LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, in the East Room of the White House, July 21, 2014.
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This morning, President Obama made a statement on the current situation in Ukraine, in the wake of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 being shot down last week over territory controlled by Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.
Following his press statement on Friday, the President restated today that "our immediate focus is on recovering those who were lost, investigating exactly what happened, and putting forward the facts. We have to make sure that the truth is out and that accountability exists."
Guest blog post by TJ Kennedy, FirstNet Acting General
The U.S. Census Bureau today released its
annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence
of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the
database now holds more than 164,000 statistics, an increase of approximately
5,900 new estimates in the last year, and is the most comprehensive resource of
its kind in the world.
With two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, exporting represents a big opportunity to tap in to new markets, expand your customer base, and grow your business.
However, getting started with exporting can sometimes feel like a complex maze of regulations, policies, and other barriers. To help small businesses understand how to overcome these barriers and prepare to sell internationally, the federal government has several free training and educational resources that enable entrepreneurs to chart the path to exporting success.