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  • Small business owners often tell us that they have many questions about how to enter a new market - and those questions are magnified when it comes to doing business with Cuba.  There have been several changes to the bilateral relationship in recent months, and, to address your questions, I...
    July 20, 2015 - 36 comments
  • Last week, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-5), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) met and held a  conversation about the importance of inclusive opportunities for the economic advancement of all Americans.  This was followed...
    July 14, 2015 - 0 comments
  • On July 4, 1776, fifty-six men in Philadelphia had a choice. They could continue to live under tyranny, or they could take a stand for liberty.They chose liberty.This weekend, in backyards and front lawns across the country, we celebrate the courage that emboldened our independence. We celebrate by...
    July 02, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Editor's note: This blog is by Nick Perkins, MBDA Business Development Specialist and first appeared at www.mbda.gov on June 30, 2015.This month, the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) introduced the Smaller Manager Pilot Program. This exciting opportunity opens the door...
    July 02, 2015 - 0 comments
  • This year, the federal government set a new record of achievement of rewarding contracting dollars to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs).  The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard announces that, for the third year in a...
    June 26, 2015 - 8 comments
  • Small Business Contracting and the Federal GovernmentEach year, the United States government spends nearly half a trillion dollars on goods and services. By statute, it must ensure that 23 percent of that amount is spent with American small businesses – thereby resulting in real jobs for...
    June 26, 2015 - 3 comments
  • When I started my businesses, it was overwhelming. I had to set up a legal structure, find office space, learn local zoning laws, apply for multiple licenses and permits, and navigate a maze of city, county, state and federal requirements before I could even open my doors.The process shouldn’...
    June 23, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Today at the National SBIR Conference, SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet officially unveiled a new official logo for the SBIR & STTR programs.Last month, the SBA decided to go straight to artists, designers, and other creatives to solicit ideas for the new logo via the “America’s...
    June 16, 2015 - 5 comments
  • Yesterday, we had occasion to celebrate this amazing country's inventors, researchers, innovators and STEM-focused small businesses and entrepreneurs.  It was an especially important occasion for award winners receiving the Tibbetts Awards, named after Roland Tibbetts, who passed away late...
    June 16, 2015 - 0 comments
  • It was awesome to have participated in the first ever Bronx Tech Summit presented by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr at CUNY’s Hostos Community College.  The conversations and panels were wide ranging and about 100 technologists, innovators, students and citizens took part in this...
    June 15, 2015 - 0 comments

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