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SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative Expands to Help Entrepreneurs Grow and Succeed

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MBDA
Created on February 4, 2016
 

Seven-month intensive, executive entrepreneurship education series now available in 51 Cities and Communities Across the United States

ONLY 3 WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY!

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders executive-level training series is launching in 51 cities and communities across the country this year.

Join MBDA at Hannover Messe 2016!

Blogged By: 
Alejandra Y. Castillo, MBDA National Director
Created on February 2, 2016
 

This year, the United States is the premier partner country for Hannover Messe 2016, the world's largest trade fair for industrial technology scheduled for April 25th – 29th in Hannover, Germany.  The U.S. Department of Commerce has the privilege of spearheading our Country’s participation on this global stage and we are very excited about the opportunity to promote one of this Nation’s greatest assets—minority business enterprises (MBEs). 

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), along with other federal agencies, state economic development organizations and universities, will join top business leaders from around the world for Hannover Messe, and we invite you to be a part of the MBDA delegation.  MBDA is assembling a group of minority business owners and stakeholders to demonstrate not only the value of MBE products and services, but also opportunities to advance transatlantic trade and access to U.S. markets through collaboration with minority businesses.

IdentityTheft.gov means business!

Blogged By: 
Nat Wood, Associate Director, Division of Consumer & Business Education
Created on February 1, 2016
 

Identity TheftWhy is it your business if identity theft victims can get free personal recovery plans and other help that makes it easier for them to report and recover from identity theft?  Here’s an answer: Because it’s good business – for you, your customers, your employees, and your community.

SBA Revises Size Standards for Wholesale and Retail Trade Industries

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SBA News
Created on February 1, 2016
 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) increased small business size standards affecting businesses in 46 industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 42, Wholesale Trade, and in one industry in Sector 44-45, Retail Trade.  SBA retained the current size standards for the remaining industries in those sectors.  The final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 25th and will be effective February 26, 2016.

As part of the review of all size standards under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act), SBA reviewed 73 employee based size standards in those sectors to determine whether they should be revised or retained. 

Connecting across continents: MBDA hosts Power Africa and Agribusiness Summit

Blogged By: 
Dijon Rolle, Press Secretary
Created on January 29, 2016
 

Power Africa SummitThe U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center-Baltimore and Global Political Solutions, LLC (GPS) hosted the first-ever Power Africa and Agribusiness Summit in Washington, D.C. at The National Press Club, Jan. 13-14.

The summit brought together more than 150 public and private sector investors, minority business entrepreneurs, U.S. government officials, Fortune 500 companies and African Ministerial level delegations from more than 20 African Nations.

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