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  • When the President challenged the nation to double exports in five years, U.S. government agencies worked closely together to increase access to export financing and foreign market opportunities. Under a new, multi-agency initiative, several federal agencies collaborated to combine their trade...
    June 26, 2013 - 3 comments
  • One of the biggest challenges to both current and potential exporters is access to accurate, reliable information about the markets they want to tap. One of the most common ways large exporters address this issue is by contracting “expert” help in each country or region where they do...
    June 21, 2013 - 7 comments
  • Note: This blog is jointly authored by SBA Administrator Karen Mills and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  It first appeared on Whitehouse.gov on June 19. This week is National Small Business Week. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), along with...
    June 19, 2013 - 2 comments
  • This year marks the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week.  Although things have certainly changed since President Kennedy signed the first Presidential Proclamation in 1963, one thing that hasn’t changed is America’s entrepreneurial spirit and the important role that...
    June 14, 2013 - 2 comments
  •   SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, June 17-21. This year we are taking the show on the road offering educational panels and workshops on topics like how to start business, social media 101, how to protect your business against cyber security threats, how to...
    June 10, 2013 - 3 comments
  • National Small Business Week, June 17-21, will feature dozens of successful small businesses from across the country, including entrepreneurs who started their business after age 50. This year marks 50 years of National Small Business Week, and is fitting to highlight the thriving small business...
    June 07, 2013 - 5 comments
  • All across the country today there are promising startups looking to scale their businesses and to bring innovative, game changing ideas to market. The ability of these businesses to access long-term, patient capital is critical to their success and to the growth of the American economy. However,...
    June 06, 2013 - 1 comments
  • As we mark the end of Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month this May, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes how important the success of America’s 1.5 million AAPI- owned businesses is to the strength of our economy.  With more than 2.8 million...
    May 30, 2013 - 4 comments
  • Even before the big storm hits, small businesses start losing money once the severe weather advisories go out. The cost of shutting down, even for a few hours, is a huge expense most small businesses aren’t prepared to cover. Hurricane Sandy caught most people off guard. The late-season...
    May 23, 2013 - 8 comments
  • SBA recently hosted a Google+ Hangout to honor World Trade Month. The panel of guests talked about common “rookie mistakes” and listed many resources that can help small businesses get started exporting. You can watch the Hangout below.  If you have any questions about exporting,...
    May 22, 2013 - 2 comments

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