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Business Capital and Electronic Payments: Insights from National Small Business Week 2014

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you know how important access to capital is to success. And we know it, too! During last month’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) events, which were held across the country and online, it was a topic addressed by our speakers and panelists as they shared experience and insights. One of those speakers was Janet Zablock, Head of Global Small Business at Visa, who talked about using electronic payments for your small business. Here’s a look at what she had to say.

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Business Capital and Electronic Payments: Insights from National Small Business Week 2014

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you know how important access to capital is to success. And we know it, too! During last month’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) events, which were held across the country and online, it was a topic addressed by our speakers and panelists as they shared experience and insights. One of those speakers was Janet Zablock, Head of Global Small Business at Visa, who talked about using electronic payments for your small business. Here’s a look at what she had to say.

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Business Capital and Electronic Payments: Insights from National Small Business Week 2014

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you know how important access to capital is to success. And we know it, too! During last month’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) events, which were held across the country and online, it was a topic addressed by our speakers and panelists as they shared experience and insights. One of those speakers was Janet Zablock, Head of Global Small Business at Visa, who talked about using electronic payments for your small business. Here’s a look at what she had to say.

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You're Invited: White House Summit on Working Families

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:41

We're excited to announce our next White House Social event -- an opportunity for our followers on Twitter and Instagram to attend the White House Summit on Working Families.
On Monday, June 23, 2014, this day-long event will feature remarks by the President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Jill Biden, as they participate in a national conversation about how we can create 21st-century workplaces that work for all Americans.

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The President Talks Manufacturing and Innovation at TechShop Pittsburgh

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:15

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Yesterday afternoon, President Obama stopped by TechShop Pittsburgh to talk about manufacturing and innovation, and answer some questions from those in attendance.

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Secretary Pritzker Discusses Strategic Benefits of Reshoring at Inaugural SelectUSA Summer Forum

Tue, 2014-06-17 17:45

Today,
Secretary Pritzker co-hosted the first ever SelectUSA Summer Forum with U.S.
Representative Frank Wolf (VA-10) at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Over 200
business leaders across a multitude of industries attended the Summer Forum to
discuss how bringing manufacturing and other services back to the United States
– a process called “reshoring” – makes practical and economic sense.

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Talks About Training a Modern Manufacturing Workforce

Tue, 2014-06-17 17:00

A skilled manufacturing workforce is central to America’s future economic success. In order to best equip workers for 21st century jobs, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has for the first time made skills development a top priority for the Department of Commerce.

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One Team, One Nation: Celebrating the U.S. Men's Soccer Team at the World Cup

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:12

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Last night, I had the privilege of cheering on the U.S. men’s soccer team as it defeated Ghana in its first game of the World Cup in Brazil. It was an incredible match from the first minute to the final ones as our guys made an entire country proud.

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Assess Costs Everywhere – Now Even Better!

Tue, 2014-06-17 13:19

Guest blog post by Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Where to locate your business or a new facility for your
business is a complicated decision. Many variables are involved, and if you are
considering a location outside of the U.S., there are many factors that may not
be obvious. At Commerce, we have been focused on making this decision and all
of its moving parts easier to digest, and a major part of that is Commerce’s
ACE Tool.

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A Historic Day for Our Judiciary

Tue, 2014-06-17 12:16

This morning, the Senate confirmed three federal judges. On the one hand, they are not unique; like all of the President’s judges and judicial nominees, they have the necessary intellect, experience, integrity, and temperament. But they are special in that each of them is a trailblazer on their courts:

Judge Darrin Gayles, confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is the first openly gay African American man to be confirmed as a lifetime-appointed federal judge in our nation’s history.

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