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Posts by Katie Murray

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  • Independence Day is right around the corner, and across the U.S. we’re preparing for our favorite 4th of July festivities – a day off filed with backyard barbecues, pool parties, fireworks and fun. While we celebrate our country and the challenges we’ve overcome to achieve what...
    Starting a Business - June 25, 2014 - 17 comments
  • As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you know how important access to capital is to success. And we know it, too! During last month’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) events, which were held across the country and online, it was a topic addressed by our speakers and panelists as they...
    Financing - June 18, 2014 - 4 comments
  • Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, and if this year is similar to last in predictions for spending, it can be a profitable time for your business. A 2013 survey by the National Retail Federation indicated that shoppers would spend more than $100 on a gift for Dad – more than $12...
    Managing a Business - June 04, 2014 - 23 comments
  • If you’re interested in adding the government to your list of clients – but want to get your feet wet first – consider subcontracting. As a subcontractor, you can perform part of the work on another business’ contract (of the ‘prime’ contractor) without dealing...
    Contracting - May 28, 2014 - 9 comments
  • Thinking about starting a business? Recent studies and reports have shown that entrepreneurs are more optimistic than in recent years when it comes to the state of their businesses this year, and that’s great news! But always high on the list of concerns for starting a business – even...
    Financing - May 21, 2014 - 10 comments
  • Interested in exporting your small business’s goods or services outside the United States? Have you heard of free-trade agreements? Here’s what you should know about how they can benefit you in the exporting process. What is a free-trade agreement? A free-trade agreement, or FTA, is...
    Managing a Business - May 19, 2014 - 13 comments
  • Did you know that May is Military Appreciation Month? And with Memorial Day coming up, it’s a perfect opportunity for your small business to honor the service of our veterans and military men and women. Here’s a look at some ideas to consider from that go beyond a traditional discount...
    Managing a Business - May 07, 2014 - 14 comments
  • You’re an entrepreneur. You’re a mom. You’re a momtrepreneur! Running a business is hard work – and raising kids at the same time means your “work” days probably seem never-ending. While you’re busy managing various responsibilities, it’s important to...
    Managing a Business - May 05, 2014 - 11 comments
  • If you’re interested in exporting your small business’ goods or services – or are an exporter already – you probably know about the wealth of information we have here at SBA.gov and the resources available over at Export.gov. But another great source of knowledge is Export...
    Starting a Business - April 28, 2014 - 1 comments
  • It’s that time of year again! SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, May 12-16. And like last year, we’re taking the show on the road to celebrate small businesses across the United States. We’re excited for this year’s activities, which will include forums...
    SBA News and Views - April 25, 2014 - 6 comments

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