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
Guest blog post by Dr. Rebecca Blank, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.I just returned from the White House Business Council American Economic Competitiveness Forum on Manufacturing where I had an opportunity to hear from a group of American manufacturers—representing businesses of all sizes from across the country—about how the Obama Administration can continue to support them as they build things here and sell them everywhere. As we have seen in recent months, manufacturing is one of the bright spots for our economy.Read More
Guest blog post by Matt Erskine, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentOver the next two days, I will join several colleagues for a rural swing in North Carolina and Louisiana to promote jobs and innovation. Along with Deputy Under Secretary for USDA Rural Development Doug O’Brien, Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chair Earl F.Read More
U.S. exports support nearly 10 million jobs across the countryActing
U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank announced today that U.S.
merchandise exports totaled a record $773.4 billion in the first six
months of 2012, up by $50.7 billion from the same period of 2011. “Comprehensive
data from the first half of 2012 demonstrates that exports continue to
be a bright spot for America and that we’re making historic progress
toward the president’s goal of doubling U.S. exports by the end of
Do you use or are you thinking of using email to connect with your prospects and customers?
If so, then the payoffs can be fruitful. For every $1 spent on email marketing in 2011, the estimated return on investment was an astonishing $44.25 (source: Pingdom).
But did you know that every email you send to your customers, whether it’s your monthly e-newsletter or a one-to-one email sent to promote your products or services, must comply with the law? Here’s what you need to know:
The CAN-SPAM Act – What It Means to Your Commercial Email Efforts