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  • 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
  • Are you a veteran transitioning from active service and want to become an entrepreneur? Or perhaps you’ve been out of the service for some time and want to start a new small business or expand an existing one? If that’s you or someone you know, the U.S. Small Business Administration (...
    May 21, 2013 - 11 comments
  • Did you know that the world’s population already surpasses 7 billion? Did you know that more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States? U.S. exports of goods and services accounted for 14 percent of the national GDP in 2008 and climbed to 14 percent in...
    May 16, 2013 - 7 comments
  •   NOTE: This blog is by Pravina Raghavan, Director, Innovation and Technology at SBA. Today, I was pleased to join Roland Tibbetts, the father of the SBIR program, our SBA Administrator Karen Mills and Senator Mary Landrieu, Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee,...
    May 16, 2013 - 2 comments
  • America’s small information technology firms are some of the most innovative in the world. They are nimble, creative and can get the job done. And thanks to a new online government platform, it is getting easier for them to address some of the Federal Government’s most pressing IT needs...
    May 15, 2013 - 1 comments
  • Thinking about exporting, but don’t know where to start?  As part of World Trade Month, SBA will host a Google+ Hangout on May 22. The hangout will highlight ways that business can use federal government resources to increase exports. When: Wednesday, May 22 at 3pm ET Who:...
    May 14, 2013 - 1 comments
  • This blog is by Don Graves, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Housing, and Community Development Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury and has served as Executive Director of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. This blog first appeared at ...
    May 03, 2013 - 3 comments
  •   President Barack Obama recently proclaimed April National Financial Capability Month. Recognizing the importance of smart financial planning in achieving the American Dream, this month calls on individuals to empower themselves by seeking knowledge and tools for strong financial...
    April 30, 2013 - 7 comments
  • Export, trade and finance related agencies across the federal government are teaming up during World Trade Month - May 2013 - to host a series of Twitter Q&A’s for U.S. companies.  Businesses can participate by tweeting their questions using the hashtag #TradeChat during the...
    April 29, 2013 - 7 comments

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