Webinar | What Small Businesses Need to Know About The Switch to Chip Card Technology
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 |2:00 pm ET
Did you know that an important shift is occurring with card payment technology that might impact your business? Keeping up with the newest, most secure card payment technology is very important for small business owners. SBA has teamed up with Square to help small businesses navigate the upcoming transition from magnetic stripe to chip card technology.
Conference Call |What You Need to Know About Exporting to Cuba
The Bureau of Industry (BIS) under the U.S. Department of Commerce has scheduled monthly call-in programs to field questions from the exporting community concerning the Cuba rule published on January 16, 2015.The calls are scheduled at 2:00 pm ET on the following days:
Toll Free Number: 1-888-889-0538
Participant passcode: CUBA
Choosing a Business Name: 5 Interesting Things to Know
There’s plenty of advice out there about choosing a business name, such as the need to do a name search in your state, a trademark search, register the name, and other key legal issues. Those are all important factors to consider as you choose a business name.
The SBIR Road Tour continues and the stop in Seattle on August 19 was a great success with entrepreneurs, innovators, and capital pools talking about cutting-edge technology and scientific development. The following day’s discussions in Portland were also amazing.
Missoula Entrepreneurship - Exciting Businesses in an Outdoors Mecca
Earlier today, I met with business leaders in Montana's "Hub of Five Valleys", a state known for fresh air, wide open spaces and being ranked second in craft breweries per capita. We had a wide-ranging discussion which covered early stage venture capital, growth capital investing, technology and innovation-based economic development, and business acceleration.
Montana is blessed with incredibly beautiful landscapes and arresting open spaces which makes it the perfect place to kick off the last leg of the SBIR Road Tour.SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive innovation, research and technology funding opportunity provided through theSmall Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
The story of American manufacturing is one of grit and resilience. But it’s also the result of investments across the public and private sectors in skills and cutting-edge technologies to lay the foundation for a new period of manufacturing growth and resurgence. Over the past five years, we’ve added nearly 900,000 new manufacturing jobs, the fastest rate of growth in decades.
First impressions. They’re worth so much.In franchising, the first impression you get when you start to look at a specific franchise opportunity, dictates how far you’ll go with your investigation. These days, it’sthe franchise company website* that is often where people who are looking at franchises get theirs.
The Difference Between Benefit Corps and Certified B Corps (And Deciding What’s Right for Your Business)
Most people start a business with one key objective in mind – making a profit. Yet some companies seek out not only to profit but also to provide a tangible benefit to society and the environment. These companies, depending upon a few specific criteria, are classified as Benefit Corporations or Certified B Corporations.
MatchmakingOpportunities for Women in Federal Contracting
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Registration 8:00 am ET
Sessions 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
The ChallengeHER campaign leverages the resources of the SBA, WIPP and American Express OPEN to connect women-owned businesses with decision makers and procurement officials at federal agencies and prime contractors to receive guidance on how best to sell their goods and services to them. This program is focused on the Woman Owned Small Business set aside program providing you with insight and tools on how to market to the government.
Your product or service is on the cutting edge of technology, a game changer. Now you need to find the best way to get your breakthrough to market. This course will introduce you to the product life cycle of high-tech products and help you find the best way to enter the market and sell your product or service.
Identify the unique marketing characteristics of high-tech products
Learn about the stages of the product life cycle
Get an introduction to the Product Diffusion Curve
See examples of high-tech product pricing, placement and promotion considerations