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MBDA’s 2016 Year in Review Building an Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Aiding America’s Economic Recovery
As we bring 2016 to a close, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is particularly proud of the accomplishments achieved throughout the year. This year, MBDA reached new milestones creating along the way important initiatives and programs that supported the continued growth of minority business enterprises (MBEs) within an innovation-driven economy.
Throughout the year, MBDA played a critical role in U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s Open for Business agenda. As the leading federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of MBEs, MBDA remains enthusiastic about the future role that MBEs will increasingly play in fueling the Nation’s economic health and prosperity.
Only a few more days of indulgent holiday gatherings, vacation, and movie marathons before it is time to commit to your New Year's Resolutions of eating better, exercising more, and flossing every day. For those of us running a business, or thinking of starting a business, the New Year is also a great time to make a few business-minded resolutions. Here are our top six #BizGoals suggestions:
1. Learn to delegate. Even if you are a one-person business, figure out what you can outsource. This will allow you to focus on managing and growing your business.
Have you made your New Year’s Resolution yet? Why not add offering high quality, affordable health care to your employees to your list? Healthy employees mean a healthy business all year-round.
The SHOP Marketplace has a variety of flexible and affordable plans to help meet the needs of your small business and your employees. Explore your options, and take a look at what's new in 2017 on HealthCare.gov.
This year, MBDA reached new milestones creating along the way important initiatives and programs that supported the continued growth of minority business enterprises (MBEs) within an innovation-driven economy.
Please review several milestones that MBDA marked in 2016:
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