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Mar 06th, 2015
In the first of a series of new industry-based fact sheets released by MBDA, data reveals that minority-owned manufacturing firms employ 342,000 workers and grew…
Mar 06th, 2015
U.S. businesses are selling more goods and services abroad than ever before, reaching an all-time record of $2.3 trillion in 2013 – and 98 percent of American companies…
Mar 06th, 2015
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary…
Mar 04th, 2015
Recently, Pantene ran a series of empowerment-themed commercials that called attention to how much an apology is used to downplay female power. Whether we’re late to a…
Mar 04th, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today issued a report showing that U.S. goods and services exports supported more than 11.7 million jobs in 2014 – a new…
Mar 03rd, 2015
In a recent study by InfusionsoftDownload Adobe Reader to read this link content, SMBs far and away said “word of mouth” was their most effective marketing tool. Sixty-two…
Mar 03rd, 2015
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a proposed rule to amend its regulations to establish a government-wide Mentor-Protégé Program for all small businesses as directed by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA). As directed by the statute, the proposed small business mentor-protégé program is modeled on SBA’s existing 8(a) Business Development mentor-protégé program. The expansion of the program will increase opportunities for small businesses to enter the federal marketplace as well as to pursue larger and more complex requirements. The mentor protégé program is designed to pair up nascent firms that are facing potential development gaps with larger, more experienced firms that can assist in filling those gaps. Mentors typically provide support in areas such as managerial experience, past performance qualifications, project implementation know-how and the ability to manage larger and complex contracts. For more information about the proposed revisions visit: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=SBA-2015-0001
Mar 02nd, 2015
Yesterday, President Obama announced new commitments in the “Made in Rural America” export and investment initiative, which is charged with bringing together federal…
Mar 02nd, 2015
The closed meeting assembled the Agency’s national strategic partners to discuss several topics that included the state of minority businesses in the 21st century, the…
Feb 27th, 2015
"Export" -- a rather formal word for such an important piece of our economic strength, and our daily lives. Think about it: When you're browsing eBay or Etsy, or perusing…

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