NOTE: This blog is by Pravina Raghavan, Director, Innovation and Technology at SBA.
Blank Supports U.S. Companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts Abroad
Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca
Blank visited Bogotá, Colombia, today, to see how a U.S.-based company is
helping to promote corporate social responsibility in
a country where it does business.
Autodesk Promotes Increasing
Infrastructure Investment and Use of Technology During Latin America Trade
Guest Blog Post by Amar Hanspal, Senior Vice
President of Information Modeling products, Autodesk Inc.
Did you give your business a spring clean this year? Are you looking for new ways to boost sales, build your brand or get your business plan back on track?
This is the topic of one of SBA’s monthly web chats – Small Business Spring Clean: How to Keep Your Business Ideas Fresh – hosted by Octavia Kuransky, Program Development Manager at Central Alabama Women’s Business Center (and archived on SBA’s Learning Center).
Check out some of these great suggestions from Octavia’s session and be inspired!
Q: When should a small business website be updated?
One of the Commerce Department’s top priorities is to strengthen the economic ties between the United States and our trading partners.Read More
Guest post by John C. Robak, Executive Vice President
& Chief Operating Officer, Greeley and HansenED Note: Greeley and Hansen is a global leader in developing innovative engineering, architecture, and management solutions for a wide array of complex water, wastewater, and water-related infrastructure challenges. The firm has built upon nearly 100 years of proven civil and environmental engineering experience in all phases of project development and implementation to become a premier provider of comprehensive services in the water and wastewater sectors.
AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERYWednesday, May 15, 2013CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS202-482-4883Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca BlankRemarks on the Anniversary of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion AgreementThank
you, Vice Minister Duque. Buenas tardes. I also want to recognize Ambassador
you to our organizers today: Camilo Reyes and everyone at the American Chamber
of Commerce. And thanks to Ricardo Triana and Francisco Thiermann and the folks
at the Council of American Enterprises.
A lot has been written about why having a mentor is a good idea for entrepreneurs. One great article by Peter Cohan of Inc., gives seven reasons you need a mentor and another over on Tech Start Hub provides six. It’s clear that the experts agree: working with a mentor has a positive impact on startups.
But I want to show you evidence – hard numbers – that proves that mentorship really does create greater success for small businesses:
America’s small information technology firms are some of the most innovative in the world. They are nimble, creative and can get the job done. And thanks to a new online government platform, it is getting easier for them to address some of the Federal Government’s most pressing IT needs. It’s a win-win: Small technology companies get easier access to the Federal Government’s nearly $77 billion information technology supply chain, providing a potentially critical revenue stream as they build their operations.Read More
Guest blog post by Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca BlankYesterday, as part of my infrastructure business development trade mission to Brazil, Assistant Secretary Susan Kurland of the U.S. Department of Transportation and I took a tour of the facilities at Embraer -- a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. Embraer is one example of a Brazilian company making substantial investments in the United States, and employs more than 1,000 U.S. workers to support its U.S. operations in Ft.Read More