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[ 0 ] Jan. 23, 2012

SBIR Extension Gives Small Biz Room To Grow

Statement by John Arensmeyer, CEO, Small Business Majority, about Congress’s long-term reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research program. In mid-December Congress passed a bill to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for another six years. This long-term reauthorization is crucial for small business success, especially in this down economy. The SBIR program […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 23, 2012

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

This group works to bring the concerns of more than 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of the national economic agenda. The USHCC has more than 200 local chambers. The organization provides a wide variety of services to its members including technical assistance and support. Visit www.ushcc.com to learn more. President Obama spoke at […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 20, 2012

Made in the U.S.A.~Sayl Office Chair

Using the grand span of a suspension bridge as his model, San Francisco-based designer Yves Behar created this tech-designed chair for Herman Miller called the Sayl Office Chair. The material used for the chair’s back is constructed for high tension and more support. Pricing for the chair begins at $400. You can learn more about […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 19, 2012

Foundation Fosters Economically Independent Individuals

The Kauffman Foundation wants to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens and who want to work to improve their communities. The group offers grants, programs, tools, and more. Visit www.kauffman.org to learn more.

[ 0 ] Jan. 18, 2012

Women Who Mean Business

The Athena International group is an international organization that pairs woman-owned businesses with a group of local mentors who serve as a panel of advisers. Advisers work with the business owner for one year at no charge. For more info, visit www.AthenaInternational.org.

[ 0 ] Jan. 17, 2012

Direct Marketing Association (DMA)

The DMA is the number one global trade association for businesses and nonprofits who use multichannel direct maketing tools and techniques. The DMA helps set the industry standards for responsible marketing both online and offline. For more information or to become a member visit www.the-dma.org.

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2012

Subcontracting Awards To Small Biz Recognized

Susan Coté, Northrop Grumman vice president of corporate contracts, pricing and supply chain and Wallace Johnson of George Mason University, who was singled out for special recognition due to his outstanding efforts in support of the Socio-Economic Business Programs goals and objectives this year, at the annual supplier recognition luncheon held in December. Northrop Grumman […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2012

How Core Values Drive Performance

By John Treace As a senior sales officer charged with effecting business turnarounds for bankrupt private and pre-IPO companies, I witnessed firsthand the importance of core values. A strong set of core values is crucial to driving corporate performance, and without them, companies suffer. Core values define company culture, which is a big part of […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2012

The UPS Store Offers 2012 Resolutions For Small Biz

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are more than 27 million small businesses in the U.S. but only 69 percent of these businesses survive the first two years. These smart resolutions from The UPS Store might be just the thing to help small business owners thrive in the New Year. Define your mission. […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 16, 2012

National Black Chamber of Commerce

Dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States, this group reaches more than 100,000 businesses. For more on the group, visit www.nationalbcc.org.

[ 0 ] Jan. 13, 2012

Made in the U.S.A.~Dylan Crib

The Dylan crib is handmade by a team of 8 artisans and created from all American materials. The crib converts to a toddler bed and then a daybed as the child grows. The company is located in Torrington, Connecticut. To learn more about the Dylan Crib by Ducduc, visit www.ducducnyc.com.

[ 0 ] Jan. 12, 2012

National Association of Manufacturers

This is the largest industrial trade association in the U.S. The group represents large and small manufacturers in every sector. The group serves as an advocate in Washington and works to reduce production costs, taxes, break down barriers to exporting, etc. To learn more, visit www.nam.org. The photo shows a billboard from the 1940′s for […]

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