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7 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips for Small Business

Mon, 2011-12-05 06:56

Although tax season is still a few weeks away, now is the time to take advantage of a basket of tax opportunities that can help your small business reduce its tax liability and save money come April 2012.  
Read on for seven tips that can help you maximize your deductions and claim the credits you deserve.

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Working with Florida’s Construction Leaders to Build New Opportunities for Communities

Fri, 2011-12-02 17:00

Guest blog post by Francisco J. Sánchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Secretary, Department of CommerceEntrepreneurs
are a major key to U.S. economic growth. Their ideas, creativity and pioneering spirit are among our nation’s
greatest resources, and are helping to pave the road to recovery. 

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Obama Administration Investment Promotes Job Growth and Mitigates Environmental Risk in Tribal Communities

Fri, 2011-12-02 12:57

Guest blog post by U.S.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John R. FernandezThis year, President Obama
hosted the third White House Tribal Nations Conference to hear directly
from tribal leaders about their priorities. I had the opportunity to address some of the representatives of federally
recognized tribes during a series of briefings and listening sessions hosted by the White House.

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America on its Way to Hitting Administration’s Exporting Goals, Blank Tells ITAC Leaders

Thu, 2011-12-01 15:30

Today, Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank
participated in an event in the Department of Commerce that thanked business
leaders for their service in Industry Trade Advisory Committees while also
noting that their hard work was greatly aiding the private sector to export in
record numbers.

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NOAA Issues Annual Report Card Outlining Changing Conditions in the Arctic

Thu, 2011-12-01 13:34

The Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration today announced findings from the annual Arctic Report Card, a
report prepared by an international team of scientists from 14 different
countries. These scientists monitor the rapid changes in the Earth’s northern
polar region say that the Arctic is entering a new state–one with warmer air
and water temperatures, less summer sea ice and snow cover, and a changed ocean
chemistry. This shift is also causing changes in the in the region’s life, both

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A “Complete” Guide to Small Business Marketing (featuring the best of’s blogs)

Thu, 2011-12-01 11:36

Here on we have amassed a catalog of blogs that offer a variety of proven techniques that small business owners can use to plan, execute and nurture their marketing efforts.

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Honoring Individuals Who Help Promote Peace and Commerce

Thu, 2011-12-01 09:00

Cross post by Cory Churches is a Communications and Outreach Specialist with the Office of Public Affairs in the International Trade Administration.

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Investments in the Seattle Region’s Innovation Clusters Spur Economic and Job Growth

Wed, 2011-11-30 14:25

Guest blog post by Matthew S. Erskine, U.S. Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Commerce for Economic DevelopmentThe Seattle region is noted as one of our nation’s
hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship with world-class cleantech, health
sciences, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing clusters. It is home to the
headquarters of companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks and its regional
assets are fueling job growth.

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The Top Legal Concerns That Impact Small Businesses and Where to Find Answers

Wed, 2011-11-30 07:26

Navigating business law and regulations can be a minefield for small business owners, soaking up their time, money and valuable resources. In fact, according to the SBA Office of Advocacy, small firms (fewer than 20 employees) spend substantially more per employee to comply with federal regulations than larger firms do.

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Stolen Intellectual Property Harms American Businesses Says Acting Deputy Secretary Blank

Tue, 2011-11-29 14:45

This afternoon, Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank participated
in an event at the White House to announce the Administration’s progress in
cracking down on intellectual property (IP) theft crimes and the launch of a
public education campaign intended to increase Americans’ knowledge of the
threat these crimes pose to economic prosperity and public safety.  The campaign is entitled “Counterfeits
Hurt. You Have The Power to Stop Them.”

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