March 21, 2012 - 8:13pm
Opening a business bank account online can be an easy and painless process when you have all the necessary documentation in place. First, it is important to realize there are several factors that can prohibit one from opening a business bank account on the internet. For example, if a company provides money services, including check cashing, issuing money orders, issuing store value cards, exchanging currency, or wiring funds in exchange for a fee, banks will not allow you to open an account online. You will need to go to the branch personally to open an account.
March 21, 2012 - 6:35pm
Think of social media as a tool for dealing with customers. Like any other tool, or channel, it’s not inherently good or bad for business; its value depends on what you do with it. The underlying problem is clear. It’s essentially the same problem you have with a toll-free number that nobody calls, or an ad that nobody sees. The tool is only as good as the use you make of it.
March 21, 2012 - 4:18pm
Manufacturing is adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s, and our manufacturers are more productive today than ever. That’s good news for America’s producers, but it’s also good news up and down the supply chain. Everybody benefits when manufacturing is going strong. In fact, studies show that each dollar invested in manufacturing creates $2.41 in total economic output. And, for every new job created in the manufacturing sector, another two jobs are created in the surrounding community.
March 21, 2012 - 3:00pm
Guest blog post by Commerce Secretary John Bryson and Interior Secretary Ken SalazarThis month, more than a million visitors from across the country and around the world are coming to our nation’s capital to see the cherry blossom trees that bloom each spring among some of America’s most treasured historical landmarks.
March 21, 2012 - 7:20am
The U.S. federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year. However, for many women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) competing in this lucrative market has been tricky. In fact, in recent years, WOSBs received only four percent of the $400+ billion in government contracts awarded to small businesses.
March 20, 2012 - 2:30pm
In the next few weeks, the Department of Commerce is scheduled to release a series of determinations regarding antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations. In light of this, we wanted to share an explanation of the process. Following U.S. law, regulation, and consistent with international trade rules, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) has the authority to conduct investigations of the alleged subsidization or dumping of foreign products sold in the United States. If a U.S. industry believes that it is being injured by
March 20, 2012 - 1:45pm
U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson today announced the 16 companies that will join him on a business development mission to India, his first as Commerce Secretary. During the mission, Secretary Bryson will meet with senior-level Indian government officials to advocate for U.S. export opportunities in India’s rapidly expanding infrastructure sector, and promote investment opportunities in America – both key priorities of the Obama Administration. The mission will take place March 25-30 with stops in New Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai.
March 20, 2012 - 12:47pm
Earlier this month, over 300 participants joined the White House Business Council and SBA for the Urban Economic Forum in Birmingham, AL which connected entrepreneurs and business owners to local and national resources they need to start, grow and create jobs. The Urban Economic Forum is a multi-city series designed to help urban small business owners create an economy built to last. On Thursday, March 22, we’re taking the Urban Economic Forum to Los Angeles, CA.
March 19, 2012 - 3:59pm
America is adding manufacturing jobs for the first time since the 1990s. We have created 440,000 good manufacturing jobs over the past two years, and we know that small businesses are leading the charge here. They create about two-thirds of net new jobs in the country, and more than a third of all manufacturing employees work for a small business.
March 19, 2012 - 1:00pm
Meet David Leonard, Branch Manager, Office of Economic Development, Nevada District Office When a friend or family member asks what you do to help small businesses, what do you say? My mission is to create jobs by assisting in the startup and expansion of small businesses. I accomplish this mission with a wide variety of SBA programs and services which are invaluable to the survival and success of small firms in Nevada outside Clark County. I work to ensure that small businesses, financial institutions, community organizations and local, state and federal agencies on all levels are