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Business in Africa, Made Easier

January 28, 2016

Guest blog by Wanda Felton, Vice Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
After a decade as one of the fastest growing regions in the world, Africa has become a new frontier for business, and U.S. exports to sub-Saharan Africa now top $21 billion a year.  Although external shocks may periodically temper growth, Africa’s long-term potential remains strong.

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Connecting across continents: MBDA hosts Power Africa and Agribusiness Summit

January 28, 2016

Guest blog post by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center-Baltimore and Global Political Solutions, LLC (GPS) hosted the first-ever Power Africa and Agribusiness Summit in Washington, D.C. at The National Press Club, Jan. 13-14.

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4 Steps to Changing Your Business Structure

January 28, 2016

There are many reasons to consider a business structure change. With a different business structure, would your business be more successful? Could your sole proprietorship or partnership use more...

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Strengthening Business Ties with Africa

January 26, 2016

Guest blog post by Enoh Titilayo Ebong, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency
When I was growing up in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, my father used to say that his future was in his past. In other words, you can never know how what happens today might impact tomorrow.

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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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