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ITA and EPA Launch Environmental Export Initiative at WEFTEC

Mon, 2012-10-01 14:00

Ed. note: Cross-posted from ITA's Tradeology blog by Maureen Hinman, Environmental Technology Trade Specialist in ITA’s Office of Energy and Environmental IndustriesEPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Commerce Under Secretary Francisco J.

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The IRS Small Business Tax Calendar - A Handy Tax Planning Tool for All Business Owners

Mon, 2012-10-01 07:39

Need reminders about key tax filing and reporting dates? Have questions about business taxes in general? Then you might want to check out the IRS’ free Tax Calendar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed.
Navigating the tax year as a business owner is no small feat, whether you are a freelance, start-up or growing small business.  The tax landscape is ever-changing with new legislation and tax provisions impacting small businesses year-round.

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With EDA Assistance, Communities Have a New, Resource-Rich Tool to Help Them Recover from Disasters

Thu, 2012-09-27 16:00

Guest blog post by Matt Erskine, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentTo coincide with National Preparedness Month, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has just launched the newly redesigned RestoreYourEconomy.org website.Developed with funding from the U.S.

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October Web Chats Offer Tips for Women on How to Start or Grow a Business

Thu, 2012-09-27 15:55

October is National Women’s Small Business Month.  Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the small business community.  Today, about 30 percent of small businesses are owned by women, compared to about 5 percent in 1970.

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Populations Increasing in Many Downtowns, Census Bureau Reports

Thu, 2012-09-27 11:45

Commerce's U.S. Census Bureau today released a report that shows that in many of the largest cities of the most-populous metro areas, downtown is becoming a place not only to work but also to live. Between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, metro areas with five million or more people experienced double-digit population growth rates within their downtown areas (within a two-mile radius of their largest city’s city hall), more than double the rate of these areas overall.Chicago experienced the largest numeric gain in its downtown area, with a net increase of 48,000 residents over 10 years.

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NIST Director Gallagher Participates in Dedication of New Facility for Coral Reef Research

Thu, 2012-09-27 10:15

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Directory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Dr. Patrick Gallagher today is helping dedicate the new Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research (CoECRER) at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Hollywood, Florida.Gallagher joins state and local officials, including Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and other guests, including former Vice President Al Gore and Dr.

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Streamlined And Simplified: The New SBA

Thu, 2012-09-27 10:01

 
As Administrator of the SBA, I have the opportunity to travel around the country meeting with small business owners and entrepreneurs. As you talk to these men and women, and walk the shop floor of their facilities, you understand exactly why America’s small businesses are the economic engine of our economy and the backbone of our communities. 

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6 Ways Your Small Business Can Get More From Webinars and Virtual Events

Thu, 2012-09-27 07:27

Technology moves fast these days. Sometimes it’s hard to keep pace with how it can help you be more successful in business – boosting productivity, saving money and improving collaboration.
This SBA guest blog from SmallBizTrends’ Anita Campbell, 4 Ways Technology Helps you Run Your Business, offers some useful tips and recommendations on how technology can help you redesign your business processes to be more efficient and save you money.

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Acting Secretary Blank Announces $40 Million Initiative to Challenge Businesses to Make it in America

Wed, 2012-09-26 10:45

Yesterday, Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank
traveled to Virginia Beach, Va., where she toured
the STIHL manufacturing plant and announced a new initiative to strengthen the
economy by supporting American businesses as they make things here in America
and create jobs. The Make
it in America Challenge is designed to accelerate the trend of insourcing,
where companies are bringing jobs back and making additional investments in
America. The competition, which is being funded by the Department of

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Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Announces $40 Million Initiative to Challenge Businesses to Make it in America

Wed, 2012-09-26 10:45

Yesterday, Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank
traveled to Virginia Beach, VA, where she toured
the Stihl manufacturing plant and announced a new initiative to strengthen the
economy by supporting American businesses as they make things here in America
and create jobs. The Make
it in America Challenge is designed to accelerate the trend of insourcing,
where companies are bringing jobs back and making additional investments in
America. The competition, which is being funded by the U.S. Department of

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