Created on April 17, 2014
U.S. small businesses will gain improved access to two major government-guaranteed loan programs once a final rule to that effect issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration becomes effective April…
I get asked all too often how I get so much done in a day. You probably do too. Ironically, I get asked if I do all my own writing (like this post) and if I do all my own
On March 5, 1969 President Nixon accompanied by Maurice H. Stans, Secretary of Commerce and Robert J. Brown, Special Assistant announced the creation of the Office of Minority Business Enterprise. In the Cabinet Room at the White House, President Nixon signed the Executive Order “Prescribing Arrangements for developing and Coordinating a National Program for Minority Business Enterprise.”
PRESCRIBING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DEVELOPING AND COORDINATING A NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. Functions of the Secretary of Commerce. (a) The Secretary of Commerce (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Secretary’) shall–
For months I’ve had an unsettled feeling in the pit of my stomach that things haven’t been quite right. I just couldn’t figure out what exactly was wrong. And then I did. I was in the middle of a private
With the most recent economic downturn and slow recovery, we have all witnessed either personally or with companies we know well an abrupt transition from revenue growth and sales driven entities to lean and mean, cost cutting organizations and now possibly back again to revenue growth. This pendulum, depending on the market and economic conditions, […]
You won’t always know exactly what you want from life. You won’t know what you want three years from now — sometimes even three months from now. You may not know the exact person you want to marry or what
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/linkedlocalnetwork/2014/04/16/divorce-resources-on-tamara-leighs-trend-on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/linkedlocalnetwork/2014/04/23/divorce-resources-with-judith-weigle-tamara-leighs-trend-on Making Magic Out of Mayhem with Mediation — Judith M. Weigle, +-Author, Communications & Mediation Specialist in areas of Divorce & Family, Entertainment, Cultural Diversity, Real Estate & Business — Divorce Resources of Los Angeles Is there a magic formula for taking the mayhem out of conflict? Make mediation not war no […]
Washington, D.C. – The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) have announced an expansion of their partnership to help small minority- and women-owned export businesses obtain lo…
MBDA GUIDE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) provides this information as a summary of the unsolicited proposal process. Parties that submit unsolicited proposals to MBDA are required to rev…
From time to time it’s important to force yourself to get a new perspective on the world around you. If all you ever do is talk to the same people about the same subjects, then you’re just going to get
What comes naturally isn’t always what’s best for you. It’s natural to be jealous when other people get breaks that you think you deserve. It’s natural to spend money you don’t have to buy things you don’t need. It’s natural
Small businesses often struggle to find available credit. Building on previous literature, this research analyzes what factors, including business credit scores, may explain credit outcomes (approvals or denials) for small businesses. It f…
Just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s better. It just means it’s novel. You’re probably excited because of how fresh it sounds right now. Your adrenaline is pumping. You find yourself motivated, excited, and bursting with energy. You just learned
Created on April 10, 2014
This month, SelectUSA is really upping our game when it comes to online engagement around investment. We hope you’ll join the conversation on Twitter at #SelectUSA!
Created on April 8, 2014
Women leaders from the African American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American business communities showcased their expertise and entrepreneurial achievements during the “Power and Promise of the Min…
Alejandra Castillo, Acting National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Congress, joined Josh Smith to take an in depth look at how minority businesses are considered the “critical engine” of the business community for economic growth.
She further shares that minority and small businesses must get the “business intelligence” and leverage opportunities for growth in servicing the government at local, state and federal levels, as well as various emerging industries and the global marketplace, to be successful in this arena.
Ask Dr. G – “When Parents are Effective, Kids Get Healthier” on Tamara Leigh’s TREND ON - Engaging Your Audience to TREND ON You! Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/linkedlocalnetwork/2014/04/02/ask-dr-g-parent-expert-author-deborah-gilboa-md-on-tamara-leighs-trend-on Got kids? Got questions? What parenting advice would you want to know if you could Ask Dr. G? (For more parent perspectives, check out my blogpost: “Give Gwyneth Paltrow A Break – When Moms […]
Created on April 4, 2014
This post originally appeared on International Trade Administration Tradeology blog.
Ken Mouradian is the Director of the International Trade Administration’s Export Assistance Center in Orlando….
Bing Ads Express for Small and Midsize Businesses: Quick and Easy Online Advertising You have seen the ads for Bing, but you haven’t tried it yet, right? When invited to take the Bing It On Challenge, participants chose Bing over Google for the web’s top searches. Try it for yourself at www.BingItOne.com Now you know. […]
Created on April 2, 2014
This weekend, the Commerce Department’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships joined forces with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), BusinessUSA, the Small Business Admi…
No Foolin’ – April’s shows are showered with spectacular guests to brighten up your personal and professional lives! Tamara Leigh’s TREND ON will cover practical topics in always positive conversations (there’s enough negativity in the world — we’re trying to improve on that). Here’s the Guest list, topics, & links for April’s schedule: 4/2/14 […]
TRC Online Meeting Blog: Enhancing Profitability, Security and Image of Law Firm Conference Calls
I have recently had the opportunity to talk with school districts about our Educator Workshops and the online resources Microsoft offers to teachers at no cost. Learning is no longer contained within the four walls of a classroom. A virtual learning environment is powerful in supporting the development of a range of 21st Century skills, […]
Created on March 28, 2014
Reverse Trade Missions bring foreign buyers to the United States, pending an upcoming procurement, in order to observe the design, manufacture, demonstration and operation of U.S. products and services …
There are 522,969 Asian women-owned businesses1 in the United States. This reflects a tremendous 54% increase in number since 2002 and a 115.9% increase since 1997. In comparison, Asian men-owned businesses grew 62.3% from 1997 to 2007.