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From Small Business Administration Blog
Mon, 2013-08-26 07:30

If you’re new to business or are out-growing your current spreadsheet-based accounting system, it might be time to look at establishing a more formalized accounts receivable process. In part one of this two-part series on bookkeeping basics, I covered the steps you need to take to set-up and manage accounts payable (i.e. the bills you need to pay) and using it as a tool to help you manage cash flow and inform your overall budgeting management process.

From Department of Commerce Blog
Fri, 2013-08-23 17:15

Earlier today, Secretary Pritzker visited the Census
Bureau’s Atlanta Regional Office. She met with Census Bureau employees as well
as staff from the Economic Development Administration and Minority Business
Development Agency. Her latest stop on her listening tour, and the first at a
Census Bureau regional office, gave her the opportunity to thank the employees
for their hard work collecting the data that allows the Census Bureau to
measure America’s people, places and economy.

From Department of Commerce Blog
Fri, 2013-08-23 16:15

Guest blog post by Daniel Halpern, President and CEO of Jackmont Hospitality, Inc., and the Chair-Elect of the Corporation for Travel Promotion, dba Brand USA.I had an inspiring conversation today with Secretary of
Commerce Penny Pritzker. I joined Secretary Pritzker and the heads of several
Atlanta companies to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the
Atlanta business community. I think we all felt inspired by the conversation
and the work that the Department of Commerce is doing to lead the economic
recovery.

From Department of Commerce Blog
Fri, 2013-08-23 16:05

Today, as part of her
nationwide listening tour, Secretary Pritzker visited the Global Center for
Medical Innovation (GCMI) in Atlanta, Ga. GCMI is an independent, non-profit
organization that works with universities, research centers, and investors to
help accelerate the commercialization of innovative medical technology.

From Department of Commerce Blog
Fri, 2013-08-23 12:15

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Deputy National Security
Advisor for International Economic Affairs
Caroline Atkinson today announced the U.S. private sector members who will
serve the next term on the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. The Forum will
meet during the State visit of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to Washington, D.C.,
in October and will provide joint recommendations to
both presidents on opportunities to advance the U.S.-Brazil bilateral
relationship. Pritzker and

From Department of Commerce Blog
Thu, 2013-08-22 18:15

Secretary Pritzker visited Orlando, Florida, today as
part of her overall listening tour to hear directly from business leaders on
how the public and private sectors can work together to strengthen the economy
and create American jobs.

From Department of Commerce Blog
Thu, 2013-08-22 11:15

Today, as part of her nationwide listening tour, Secretary Penny Pritzker
toured Universal Studios Orlando with Bill Davis, President & COO, Universal Orlando and John McReynolds, SVP External Affairs,
Universal Parks and Resorts and held a roundtable with Presidents and CEOs of
local travel and tourism companies. Orlando is home to a vibrant travel and
tourism industry that doesn’t contribute just to the state of Florida’s
economy, but to the nation’s economy as a whole. In fact, international travel

From Small Business Administration Blog
Wed, 2013-08-21 14:49

If you're a small business owner, then you know the importance of technology in running your business. Together the U.S. Small Business Administration and Microsoft developed a new resource with you – the small business owner -- in mind to help you more effectively use technology to run and grow your business. The Business Technology Simplified online course series teaches the benefits of using modern technology that can help take your business to the next level of success.

From Small Business Administration Blog
Wed, 2013-08-21 10:00

This past week, over 300 of our SCORE volunteers, comprised of chapter chairs, district directors and regional vice presidents from across the country, assembled in Dallas, Texas to kick off the 2013 National Leadership Conference. This fantastic annual three-day conference brings together our incoming and experienced SCORE leaders so that they may share their experiences and best practices for achieving small business success.

From Small Business Administration Blog
Wed, 2013-08-21 09:30

If you’re running a business, it doesn’t matter whether you’re an independent contractor or a growing company, managing accounts payable is a key part of your everyday business administration.
Simply put, accounts payable is the process of tracking money owed by your business to suppliers. As a new business owner or sole proprietor, this can be done with a simple spreadsheet. But as your business grows, so does the complexity of your accounts payable process.

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