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Mentoring: A Proven Tool For Building A More Dynamic and Diverse Workforce

Blogged By: 
Michele Schimpp is the SBA Deputy Associate Administrator
Created on January 26, 2016
 

Throughout my career, mentors changed my trajectory.  Through them I met successful people who were willing to listen to my ideas—and give their advice on how to turn them into great opportunities. 

Every year, my primary resolution has been to “give forward” what they gave to me, and to be a mentor.  You might be pleased to know that January is National Mentoring Month—a great reminder to all of us to reach out to someone early in his or her career.           

This month reminds us of presidents past, of Dr. Martin Luther King, of service to others and the lasting impact we all have a chance to make in our lifetimes.  And while mentoring isn’t the only solution, it is one way to build a team of fund managers and portfolio companies in the alternative investment industry that is strong and robust because of its diversity.

Business Opportunities in Latin America for U.S. Companies

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on January 20, 2016
 

The United States and Latin America have one of the most active trade relationships in the world - one that continues to provide opportunities for U.S. businesses of any size and in almost any sector.

That is why the U.S. Commercial Service will host the next Trade Winds Business Forum in Latin America, Sept. 6-13, 2016. Trade Winds--Latin America - Learn More

Trade Winds--Latin America Webinar Series

U.S. Transportation Equipment – Emerging Opportunities With TPP Countries

Blogged By: 
Scott Kennedy, ITA's Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing
Created on January 19, 2016
 

During the past few years, U.S. producers of transportation related goods and equipment have experienced an increase in demand for their products at home and overseas.  Products such as U.S.-built commercial aircraft, aircraft engines, miscellaneous aircraft parts, and parts of railway rolling stock, have become critical components to other countries’ transportation infrastructure system.

U.S. exporters of commercial aircraft and aircraft engines will now have new opportunities in the TPP region.

Money Smart for Small Business

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on January 19, 2016
 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) jointly provide an instructor-led business training curriculum, Money Smart for Small Business, for free. This curriculum is designed to provide introductory-style training for new and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The 13 modules provide the most essential information on running a small business from a financial standpoint. In addition to grounding participants in the basics, the curriculum serves as a foundation for more advanced training and technical assistance.

January Exporting Webinars

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on January 14, 2016
 

U.S.-Saudi Business Opportunity Forum-Webinar

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 10:00am EST
FREE webinar 
Commercial Service Saudi Arabia is teaming up with the Saudi Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the U.S.-Saudi Business Council on the Saudi-U.S. Business Opportunities Forum in Riyadh March 22nd-23rd, 2016.  This is the single largest U.S. business networking event in the Kingdom in 2016 – Join this free webinar to hear about the state of U.S.-Saudi relations and details of the Business Forum!
Learn about the new U.S.-Saudi Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century and what new opportunities exist for U.S. firms.  Understand Saudi Arabia’s economic strategy to diversify its economy in the wake of lower oil prices.

Register

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