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  • October is National Women’s Small Business MonthSeems hard to believe today, but thirty years ago, some state laws prevented women from getting a business loan without having a male relative co-sign for it.  That changed in 1988 with the passage of a federal bill known as HR 5050, which...
  • Tax reform is “the single most critical piece of legislation” that needs to happen in Washington.That’s a personal plea I heard not from a lawmaker or a lobbyist or even the President, but from a small business owner in Pittsburgh. Her name is Wendy, and she runs a mechanical...
  • Editor’s note: A version of this blog first appeared in the October 2017 issue of Latina Style Magazine, which celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.Born to a single mother in Argentina, Lorena Cantarovici says she grew up constantly on the verge of homelessness. She eventually launched a...
  • The onslaught of powerful hurricanes over the past few weeks has posed major challenges for affected communities and our nation as a whole. Residents and businesses from Puerto Rico to Texas will likely be rebuilding from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and now Maria for years to come. And the U.S. Small...
  • Over the past week, as the people of the Gulf Coast deal with the unprecedented effects of Hurricane Harvey, we have seen heartbreaking moments of tragedy, of lives lost, homes destroyed and neighborhoods left in ruin, as well as remarkable acts of heroism and compassion as the first responders and...
  • There’s a big storm bearing down on the Gulf Coast. It’s not too late to take action to protect your small business, your clients and your employees from the threat posed by Hurricane Harvey. The survival of your company is a key factor in the economic revival of your...
  • When I was a Girl Scout, selling cookies meant dragging a wagon full of boxes door to door in my North Carolina neighborhood. I didn’t have online tools or a marketing plan or even a real strategy.But Julia Vieira Reis, a 12-year-old Girl Scout from Manchester, Connecticut, certainly did. She...
  • Who doesn’t love the freshness of vine-ripened tomatoes, just-picked cucumbers or corn bursting with summer sweetness? This time of year, there’s likely a bounty at your local farmer’s market.U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has designated this week as National Farmers...
  • When President Trump asked the members of his Administration to tell him about the American heroes we have encountered in our Cabinet roles, one family instantly came to mind.Rob Leonardis is President of Ember Industries in San Marcos, Texas. It’s a family-owned business he runs with his...
  • We are all aware of the tremendous sacrifices members of our military make to defend our country and our citizens. But we may not be aware that military spouses make incredible sacrifices as well.  One of them may be their own careers as they frequently move, often to remote areas, in support...

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