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  • It may not be something that often crosses your mind, but football coaches and small business owners have a lot in common. Both professions require leadership, dedication, commitment and a strong work ethic in order to succeed. Just like football coaches, as a small business owner, you must take on...
    September 03, 2014 - 13 comments
  • Summer is nearly over, signaling the start of school for students and teachers and the end of the fiscal year for the federal government and businesses throughout the country. This change of seasons is also a good opportunity to take a break from the frantic day-to-day grind and find new ways to...
    August 25, 2014 - 19 comments
  • With two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, exporting represents a big opportunity to tap in to new markets, expand your customer base, and grow your business. However, getting started with exporting can sometimes feel like a complex maze of regulations, policies,...
    July 21, 2014 - 15 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...
    June 04, 2014 - 23 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...
    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...
    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...
    May 05, 2014 - 11 comments
  • Being “green” or environmentally friendly is probably not a new idea to you as a small business owner. In the last few years especially, the discussion of green business practices, services and products has become so prevalent that it’s often no longer the exception – but...
    April 21, 2014 - 8 comments
  • If you’re a small business owner interested in exporting – or are already navigating the international arena – you know there’s a lot to get organized. The resources available from Export.gov can help you with all the stages, from training and market research to information...
    March 10, 2014 - 5 comments
  • Have you celebrated your small business’ accomplishments lately? In a few weeks, we’ll be tuning in to watch the Oscars – the Academy Awards – an occasion that acknowledges the finest achievements in the film industry in the last year. If you haven’t had the chance to...
    February 19, 2014 - 14 comments

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