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  • NOTE: This blog is by Brian Castro, SBA National Ombudsman In May, the Office of the National Ombudsman joined SBA’s District Offices in celebrating our nation’s small business owners through a series of outreach events in Regions III and VII.  In addition to honoring the Small...
    May 27, 2014 - 3 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration, along with President Obama, federal agencies, and private partners recognized National Small Business Week, May 12-16. During this time the true engines of the U.S. economy were celebrated: small businesses. With five eventful days of panel discussions,...
    May 23, 2014 - 16 comments
  • Next month Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) will host 200 female veterans and military spouses at a three-day conference to realize their goals of business ownership through education and training.  The event, V-WISE’s 10th annual conference, will be hosted...
    May 22, 2014 - 4 comments
  • Addressing the criticality of U.S. exports, President Obama said, "The global economy is more integrated than ever... If we're going to grow, it's going to be because of exports." As the world's economic landscape expands at an unprecedented rate and burgeoning foreign markets...
    May 19, 2014 - 7 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a $2.5 million competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each to fund operating budgets. To award the prizes, applicants will be judged by an expert panel that will consider...
    May 12, 2014 - 12 comments
  • This week, America’s celebrates the difference-makers in our economy as we kickoff National Small Business Week today at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. You can watch the live stream of our kickoff event starting at 11:40 a.m. EST at www.sba.gov/nsbw. This year, we’re hosting...
    May 09, 2014 - 12 comments
  • One month ago, I took my oath and was given the opportunity of a lifetime to be a champion for America’s small businesses. In my first public statement after my swearing-in, I talked about my intention to support our job creators and build the U.S. economy from the middle out; to promote...
    May 09, 2014 - 5 comments
  • Each of the four international methods of payments, discussed previously, can have an impact on your company’s financing needs when filling overseas orders. Those can be broken down into either pre-shipment or post-shipment working capital needs. Pre-Shipment:  If you receive a purchase...
    May 06, 2014 - 3 comments
  • If you are in business -any business- whether domestic or international, getting paid for your products or services is paramount to your business survival, growth and success. Ultimately, any sale is a gift until you get paid.  So understanding how to get paid for an export sale is especially...
    May 02, 2014 - 7 comments
  • It’s that time of year again! SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, May 12-16. And like last year, we’re taking the show on the road to celebrate small businesses across the United States. We’re excited for this year’s activities, which will include forums...
    April 25, 2014 - 6 comments

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