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  • 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...
    July 28, 2015 - 6 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...
    July 24, 2015 - 4 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...
    July 23, 2015 - 4 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....
    July 21, 2015 - 9 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...
    July 20, 2015 - 23 comments
  • Last week, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-5), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) met and held a  conversation about the importance of inclusive opportunities for the economic advancement of all Americans.  This was followed...
    July 14, 2015 - 1 comments
  • On July 4, 1776, fifty-six men in Philadelphia had a choice. They could continue to live under tyranny, or they could take a stand for liberty.They chose liberty.This weekend, in backyards and front lawns across the country, we celebrate the courage that emboldened our independence. We celebrate by...
    July 02, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Editor's note: This blog is by Nick Perkins, MBDA Business Development Specialist and first appeared at www.mbda.gov on June 30, 2015.This month, the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) introduced the Smaller Manager Pilot Program. This exciting opportunity opens the door...
    July 02, 2015 - 0 comments
  • This year, the federal government set a new record of achievement of rewarding contracting dollars to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs).  The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard announces that, for the third year in a...
    June 26, 2015 - 8 comments
  • Small Business Contracting and the Federal GovernmentEach year, the United States government spends nearly half a trillion dollars on goods and services. By statute, it must ensure that 23 percent of that amount is spent with American small businesses – thereby resulting in real jobs for...
    June 26, 2015 - 4 comments

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