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Expressing one’s love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine’s Day. Sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day. Esther Howland, a native of Massachusetts, is given credit for selling the first mass-produced valentine cards in the 1840s.Read More
96 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States. SBA has the tools to help your company reach into these new markets beyond the border and grow your customer base. It’s time to...Read More
Everyone has seen a street vendor at some point and many of us have purchased from him or her. Consider for a moment self-employment and the opportunity to work outdoors with a schedule that is...Read More
Guest blog post by Steven Leung, Senior Vice President and President, Emerging Markets, Xylem
As an employer, when you withhold income taxes or other funds from employees’ paychecks, you’re obligated to apply the funds appropriately in a timely manner. If you fail to do so, you can be...Read More
The traditional business plan has many virtues; and the common thinking is that by prompting the new entrepreneur to initially consider all the components of a successful business operation, from...Read More
The following is a cross-post from trade.gov
By John B. Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews participated yesterday in an interactive tour at IBM’s Customer Experience Center in Delhi as part of this week’s Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development trade mission.
Whether we like it or not, access to credit is an essential part of running a small business, but being considered creditworthy can be a challenge. According to Credit Karma, more than 75% of...Read More
Strong cybersecurity starts at the top.
When the CEO or the president of a company truly understands how critical cybersecurity is to their organization’s reputation and bottom line, the whole organization gets it. And it takes the whole organization working in concert to give a company, government agency, or non-profit a fighting chance to fend off today’s array of cyber threats.