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  •   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
  • Ultimately, any sale is a gift until you get paid.  However, understanding how to get paid for an export sale is especially important, since your buyer could be 10,000 miles away.  There are four common ways to get paid for an international order. From the most, to the least, secure...
    March 27, 2013 - 2 comments
  •   Are you a small business certified in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development or Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone program interested in learning how to better manage your business relationships?  If so, you’ll be happy to know...
    March 21, 2013 - 2 comments
  • Today, women-owned businesses are the fastest-growing segment of new businesses in our economy. In fact, an analysis by American Express suggests that the number of women-owned businesses has risen by 200,000 over the past year alone, which is equivalent to just under 550 new women-owned firms...
    March 11, 2013 - 11 comments
  • Last year the Small Business Administration held a series of regional roundtables with accelerators and universities, and one of the major takeaways was that universities could use a dedicated forum to discuss best practices and build new connections between academia and startup entrepreneurs....
    March 07, 2013 - 4 comments
  • Cuando un amigo o familiar te pregunta qué haces para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas, ¿qué les dices? Les digo que soy responsable de fortalecer la presencia de SBA en la comunidad, para que otros puedan realizar sus sueños de independencia económica, de...
    March 07, 2013 - 11 comments
  • The importance of privately owned businesses plays a significant role in economic development in our Native American communities. That is why SBA provides tools to encourage our Native American entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses that create jobs and grow economies.  I am very...
    March 06, 2013 - 4 comments
  • When a friend or family member asks what you do to help small businesses, what do you say? I say that I am responsible for reinforcing SBA’s presence in the community, so that others may realize their dreams of financial independence, of starting a business of their own, of creating jobs and...
    March 05, 2013 - 2 comments
  •  NOTE: The video submission deadline has been extended to April 22. Contest rules have also been updated. Are you a small business exporter? Do you sell bowling balls to Bangladesh? Or dish towels to Delhi? Maybe you send laser technology to Lisbon? If you have a success story to tell...
    February 25, 2013 - 8 comments

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