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SBA Improves Small Businesses Access to 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs; Enhances Job Creation

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…

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Richard Nixon

1969 Highlights

Richard Nixon

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.”

» View the Nixon’s Presidential Daily Dairy for March 5th.

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Executive Order 11458

President NixonPRESCRIBING 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–

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Revenue Growth Vs. Cost Savings – Can’t They Co-Exist?

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,  […]

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Making Magic Out of Mayhem with Mediation on Tamara Leigh’s TREND ON

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 […]

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Ex-Im Bank and MBDA Announce Expansion of its Partnership

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…

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Credit Scores and Credit Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Survey of Small Business Finances and the Kauffman Firm Survey

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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…

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New Business Advise Isn’t Better Business Advice.

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

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MBDA Acting National Director Alejandra Castillo on Biz Talk with Josh Smith

Alejandra CastilloAlejandra 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.

 

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Ask Dr. G: Parenting Expert, Mother, Deborah Gilboa, MD. – Tamara Leigh’s TREND ON

    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 […]

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Why does search marketing matter so much?

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. […]

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No Foolin’ – April’s Shows are Showered with Spectacular Guests on Tamara Leigh’s TREND ON

     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 […]

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Why does Microsoft offer free resources to teachers?

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, […]

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