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10 Benefits of Business Planning for all Businesses

January 26, 2016

It's a shame that so many people think business plans are just for startups, or to back up loan applications, or for getting investors. The truth is that business planning offers serious benefits...

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Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Addresses Commercial and Environmental Impact of Paris Climate Agreement

January 21, 2016

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Denver, Colorado to participate in an armchair discussion, where she highlighted the significant opportunities that clean energy technology and new policies to address climate change offer U.S. businesses.

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Mentoring: A Proven Tool For Building A More Dynamic and Diverse Workforce

January 21, 2016

Throughout my career, mentors changed my trajectory.  Through them I met successful people who were willing to listen to my ideas—and give their advice on how to turn them into great opportunities...

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7 Ways to Improve Your Website Homepage

January 21, 2016

Your website is your virtual place of business.  Just like your regular place of business, you want it to be neat, clean, attractive, inviting and professional looking.
Here are 7 low cost...

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Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Discusses Innovative Ways to Address Extreme Weather

January 21, 2016

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to New Orleans to speak at the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), where she discussed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service’s (NWS) Evolve Initiative. The AMS Annual Meeting brings together the leading members of the nation’s weather, water, and climate communities to discuss timely issues facing those in the weather enterprise.

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Commerce’s BusinessUSA Team Wins President’s Award for Customer Service to America's Veterans

January 21, 2016

Blog post by Michele Bartram, BusinessUSA Chief Marketing and Customer Success Officer

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The Future of Renewable Energy to TPP Countries

January 21, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration's Tradeology Blog

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Commentary: Asia-Pacific Trade Deal Ratification Would Boost Boston’s Small Businesses

January 21, 2016

Editor's Note: This opinion piece originally appeared in the ...

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Is Your Small Business Mobile Ready?

January 20, 2016

More and more people are browsing, shopping, and doing business on their phones and tablets. Currently, 11.3% of the digital population uses mobile only, compared to 10.6% desktop only...

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Weather-Ready Wednesday: Understanding Winter-Weather Alerts

January 20, 2016

With a major snow storm headed to parts of the East Coast, it is important for everyone to know the difference between winter weather-related Warnings, Watches and Advisories issued by your local National Weather Service (NWS) office. Each office knows the local area and will issue Warnings, Watches or Advisories based on local criteria. For example, the amount of snow that triggers a “Winter Storm Warning” in the Northern Plains is typically much higher than the amount needed to trigger a “Winter Storm Warning” in the Southeast.

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