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  • For American small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the European Union is one of the most lucrative markets, with more than 94,000 American small businesses currently contributing to more than $630 billion in U.S. – E.U. trade. Beginning September 9, the U.S. International Trade Commission (...
    September 06, 2013 - 4 comments
  • Small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy, creating two out of every three net new private sector jobs.  And at the Small Business Administration, our job is to make sure that small businesses have the tools and the resources they need to succeed at every stage. Over the...
    September 03, 2013 - 3 comments
  • If you're a small business owner, then you know the importance of technology in running your business. Together the U.S. Small Business Administration and Microsoft developed a new resource with you – the small business owner -- in mind to help you more effectively use technology to run...
    August 21, 2013 - 14 comments
  • NOTE: This blog is by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and first appeared at Hud.gov on August 19, 2013. From New Orleans to Cedar Rapids to Tuscaloosa to Minot – I have walked the streets and looked in the eyes of families whose lives have come crashing down...
    August 19, 2013 - 7 comments
  • Small businesses play an important role in the nation’s economic growth.   These small companies are also vulnerable to major financial losses—to the point of being forced to shut down for good—as a result of a severe weather event. In 2012 the record-breaking drought...
    August 14, 2013 - 3 comments
  • Across the United States, immigrants are starting and building successful businesses that create good American jobs and promote our country’s economic growth. These businesses form the fabric of our communities, and are part of our uniquely American heritage as a nation of immigrants and...
    August 07, 2013 - 5 comments
  • The U.S Small Business Administration celebrates its 60th birthday today.  It is a great occasion to mark and celebrate the agency’s accomplishments over the past six decades.     When, following the suggestion of President Eisenhower, Congress passed the Small...
    July 30, 2013 - 15 comments
  • Eastern seaboard businesses continue their struggle to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.  In terms of economic losses, the October 29, 2012 storm will be remembered as one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history. Many residents and businesses, particularly in the hardest hit coastal...
    July 24, 2013 - 14 comments
  • America’s 28 million small business owners drive job creation and innovation across our economy. They are responsible for creating two out of three net new private sector jobs in our communities. Many of these businesses start with shoestring budgets and small staffs of dedicated people...
    July 17, 2013 - 12 comments
  • Note: This blog is by Pravina Raghavan, Director, SBA Office of Investments & Innovation On Friday, July 19, 16 diverse business accelerators from across the country will gather at Washington, D.C. accelerator, 1776, to pitch their programs as part of the inaugural Accelerator Demo Day--...
    July 15, 2013 - 2 comments

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