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  •  In celebration of World Trade Month, federal trade promotion agencies will host our annual “Go Global” webinar series throughout May. U.S. businesses will learn about strategies and resources to increase global sales. The webinars address issues confronting companies and offer...
    May 16, 2019
  • Have you thought about taking your business global?  Businesses that sell to international customers grow more quickly, make more sales, and employ more people.  What’s not to like about that?May is a perfect month to get started as it happens to be World Trade Month, which...
    May 14, 2019
  • Jennifer and Jeffrey Herbert built their future on a 4,000-year-old idea.They believed mead, an alcoholic beverage brewed from fermented honey and enjoyed around the world since ancient times, could appeal to 21st-century consumers.The Herberts started Superstition Meadery in Prescott, Arizona, in...
    May 06, 2019
  • Working in the Office of International Trade at the Small Business Administration (SBA), we are inspired every time we hear a successful export story from an U.S. small business.  This is particularly true when they have used the services of SBA or one of our Federal or state partners in...
    April 02, 2019
  • Today, we recognize SBDC Day and the contributions of our Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) across the Nation. Over the last 40 years, countless small businesses have started or expanded with the help of SBDCs. SBDC Day unites the nearly 1,000 SBDCs nationwide, marking the effect they have...
    March 20, 2019
  • Julia Fields grew up in a family business that had a century of success before she took ownership in 2016. She was the fourth generation – and the first woman – to lead Birnn Chocolates of Vermont. She knew a lot about truffles, but she turned to the SBA to learn more about business....
    March 07, 2019
  • Written in cooperation with Lani Tito, Export Administration Specialist, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of CommerceEven though we know small businesses that export grow faster, add jobs faster, pay higher wages, and have better long-term financial success, we sometimes find that small...
    February 27, 2019
  • Two years ago today, I had the distinct honor of being sworn in as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. I was surrounded by my family – my husband, children, and six grandchildren – in Vice President Pence’s ceremonial office. My mother in Connecticut even...
    February 14, 2019
  • As a former small business owner and entrepreneur, I know first-hand the support, resources and access to networks and financing that entrepreneurs need. While there are many businesses that experience success, the fact remains that only half of all small businesses survive more than five years (...
    February 04, 2019
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration recently proposed new regulations to make it easier for small businesses to understand and comply with the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program’s requirements.These proposed changes will make the program a more attractive...
    December 11, 2018

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