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  • While some seasonal businesses hit primetime during the summer, many others see a major slow-down as clients and customers go on vacation (and as new projects are postponed until after said vacationing.) Never fear – here are a few steps your business can take to make the most of the summer...
    Managing a Business - July 29, 2015 - 0 comments
  • The most competitive companies in your portfolios are those that have proven themselves by succeeding in international markets.  But, they often need additional working capital to expand into new markets and fill orders.  Are you supporting them in their growth and profiting from their...
    SBA News and Views - July 28, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Maybe it’s because business schools teach it that way. Maybe it’s because it’s easier to write about. Maybe it’s because of the dream and the glamor involved. Whatever the reason, there is widespread misunderstanding about the reality of business ideas, startups, and...
    Industry Word - July 28, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Note: This blog is co-authored by Scott Dockum, USDA SBIR Program Coordinator.The SBIR program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high quality, advanced concepts research related to important scientific...
    SBA News and Views - July 24, 2015 - 6 comments
  • Editor’s Note:  The Small Business Administration welcomes last night’s Senate action to raise the 7(a) Program authorization ceiling to $23.5 billion.  We thank the leadership of the Senate Small Business and Appropriations Committees for championing this measure.We continue...
    SBA News and Views - July 23, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Why work harder when you can work smarter instead?Several office tasks are perfect candidates to automate -- without sacrificing the well being of your business. In fact, some of these tasks not only save time, but also can actually be done better through automation. Automation makes it less...
    Industry Word - July 23, 2015 - 6 comments
  • This week, I will join President Obama in Nairobi, Kenya, for the sixth-annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. GES 2015 will shine a spotlight on the extraordinary potential of entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.Five of the world’s 10-fastest growing economies are African....
    SBA Administrator - July 21, 2015 - 9 comments
  • Do you ever have ideas for a new business running through your head? I do.Most of the business ideas I come up with nowadays are marketing-related. It’s probably because I own a business and I’m always thinking of ways to market my services and products.But, once in a while, I come up...
    Industry Word - July 21, 2015 - 8 comments
  • Small business owners often tell us that they have many questions about how to enter a new market - and those questions are magnified when it comes to doing business with Cuba.  There have been several changes to the bilateral relationship in recent months, and, to address your questions, I...
    SBA News and Views - July 20, 2015 - 21 comments
  • Like most small business owners who don’t think of July as an important tax time, you may not be thinking about taxes right now, but you should be. Here are four things to do now to help achieve a good tax outcome for the year.1. Review the first half of the yearIf Shakespeare was right when...
    Industry Word - July 16, 2015 - 12 comments

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