Jump to Main Content
SBA News and Views

Blogs.SBA News and Views

Register

Blogs Category - SBA News and Views

  • 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
  •   It’s been six months since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast and signs of recovery are emerging.  Businesses are reopening, homeowners are rebuilding and communities are rebounding.  I’m proud to say that the SBA, together with our federal partners, stepped-up to...
    April 26, 2013 - 5 comments
  • NOTE: This blog is by Cassius Butts, SBA Regional Administrator Being a supplier to a large business is a game changer.  But, we know that small businesses often lack the capital, skills and access to market opportunities to be effective suppliers.  We want to change that! That’s...
    April 24, 2013 - 6 comments
  •   Federal contracting with small businesses is a win-win.  Every year, the U.S. government awards nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small businesses, allowing these businesses to grow their revenues and create jobs right here at home.  Meanwhile, the federal government...
    April 23, 2013 - 71 comments
  • Plug In to the Global Economy:  How Technology Impacts Trade How does technology impact international trade? And how can it help your small business? This year’s 40th Annual World Trade Day on Thursday, May 16, 2013 gives businesses the chance to ask just that and to discover how recent...
    April 19, 2013 - 1 comments
  • Going green isn’t just good for the environment—it can be great for your business as well! Companies known for proactive environmental policies often find that their reputation as a green business allows them to better attract and retain high quality employees, improve community...
    April 19, 2013 - 3 comments
  • Entrepreneurs over the age of 50 are one of the fastest growing groups of new business owners.  For age 50+ individuals, also known as encore entrepreneurs, starting a small business offers an opportunity to use your knowledge and experience gained during your career toward creating a new...
    April 16, 2013 - 2 comments
  • When the President challenged the nation to double exports in five years, U.S. government agencies started working more closely together to make it easier for businesses to access foreign market opportunities and for lenders to provide the financing that exporters need. Under a new, multi-agency...
    April 02, 2013 - 3 comments
  •   Have you considered the potential for selling your products or services outside the U.S.?  Your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC), an SBA resource partner, can help you get started. The many international trade services offered by individual SBDCs vary, but most often...
    March 29, 2013 - 8 comments
  • As I covered in my pervious blog,  How to Get Paid for Your Export Sales, each of the four international methods of payments which include cash-in-advance, letter-of-credit, documentary collections and open account can have an impact on your company’s financing needs when filling...
    March 28, 2013 - 3 comments

Pages