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4 Reason Why You Should Apply of an Business Award

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Patricia Tomczyszyn, Public Affairs Specialist

AwardsMarketing is everything these days, and if your business is successful enough to hire a marketing firm, that’s great. But it takes years of hard work for most companies to get to that point. So what do you do in the interim? How do you get exposure to propel your firm to the next level?

Start by nominating yourself business awards. Here’s what you have to gain:

  1. Sales: Selling your products and services in today's competitive marketplace is tough. A business award or nomination can serve as a 3rd party endorsement. The added credibility can be used to close deals.

Rutgers CUEED Pipeline to Inclusive Innovation Boot Camp Application

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Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Boot Camp coming up in May.  Application period underwayThe Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development’s (CUEED) Pipeline to Inclusive Innovation Initiative aims to increase the number of under-represented inventors, scientists and technology- focused Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) engaged in federally-funded innovation and technology programs.

In May 2017, CUEED PII will host a Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Boot Camp at Rutgers Business School in Newark, New Jersey.  Applicants to the CUEED PII Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Boot Camp should meet the following criteria:

The San Antonio MBDA Export Center is leading a business development trip to Mexico City

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USA Mexico FlagsThe San Antonio MBDA Export Center is leading a business development trip to Mexico City during the week of March 20th!

The Center will bring some qualified and export-ready clients to explore opportunities to expand their reach into the Mexican market.

The MBDA Export Center will continue to schedule business development trips to other mayor markets in Latin America to be able to assist directly larger minority owned firms to tap into global markets and also to expand into new international markets.

SBA Expands its Emerging Leaders Initiative Helping Small Businesses to Thrive

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Recruitment now underway to help increase small business development in underserved communities 

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the launch of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Initiative, a seven-month executive-level training series targeting small businesses with high-growth potential in underserved cities across the nation.  This year, three new cities have been added, bringing the number of participating communities to 55.

New video on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the FTC

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Businesses often ask: “If I comply with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, am I complying with what the FTC requires?” Maybe you read our blog explaining how the NIST Cybersecurity Framework relates to the FTC’s work on data security? Now, check out this related video featuring Andrea Arias, an attorney in the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection.

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