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As MBDA Celebrates Its 47th Year, a Look Back At March 1969

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MBDA
Created on March 25, 2016
 

In the early morning of March 5, 1969, President Richard M. Nixon emerged from the private residence of The White House and received his daily schedule.  As usual, it was packed with ceremonial events and meetings concerning governance.

Tucked between a 7am breakfast with NSA Assistant Director Henry Kissinger, and a lunch-hour meeting with Urban Affairs Assistant, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, President Nixon had an event with a very long title:

Tips for Trade Show Success: Part II

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on March 23, 2016
 

Here are a couple of cheats for looking approachable without being too uncomfortable:

1.    Wear good shoes: it sounds simple but it makes a huge difference and you won’t get caught doing the “trade show shuffle”

2.    Upgrade to the premium carpet padding: your feet will thank you, and some buyers will stop by just to rest their aching feet

3.    Get counter height tables and bar stools: instead of regular height tables and chairs, get a counter height table, drape it so you can’t see behind it, and lean against a bar stool.  You’ll look like you’re standing up and available, but you can surreptitiously rest your feet in between contacts.

4.    Fake it ‘til you make it: smile through the pain during the lulls, and when you’re talking to an important client, you won’t even notice your aching feet!

Help your Employees Start Saving for the Future with myRA

Blogged By: 
Alejandra Y. Castillo, MBDA National Director
Created on March 22, 2016
 

Wendell Kimbrough is the CEO of Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS), a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization that designs, manages, and evaluates 15 education and social service programs, including support for child care centers.Do you have part-time or seasonal employees who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan? Now, there’s an easy way to help them start saving. myRA is a new retirement savings option developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. It’s designed for workers who don’t have access to retirement savings plans at work, or who lack other options to save.

How does this help your employees?

myRA was developed to remove common barriers to saving and to provide a simple, safe, affordable way for people to start saving for retirement. It costs nothing to open an account, there are no fees, and myRA carries no risk of losing money.

SBA Promotes STEM based Innovation with National 2016 SBIR Road Tour

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MBDA
Created on March 17, 2016
 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will launch a 20 state road tour, joined by 11 fellow federal agencies in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Each SBIR Road Tour stop will be hosted by a local organization committed to supporting technology-based entrepreneurship, and will provide attendees a face-to-face opportunity to talk directly to federal agency program managers and decision makers from many agencies, including the: 

Tips for Trade Show Success: Part I

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on March 15, 2016
 

As many of us know, Trade Shows can be a prime location to seal deals and make new connections. This is the first of a three part Tradeology blog series to help your business succeed at the next trade show. Stay tuned for part two.

At the Show

Anyone who has exhibited at one or more trade shows inevitably has a horror story to share: missing graphics, lost shipments, brochures lost in the mail, booths breaking during setup, etc.  While these are indeed terrible incidents, the real horror stories are those of companies from the United States traveling halfway around the world to exhibit at a trade show, spending $15,000 - $20,000 cash, plus countless employee hours…and then spending most of the show on their iPhone, or not taking the time after the show to properly follow-up on leads.

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