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United States Official Partner Country for 2016 Hannover Messe in Germany

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Created on November 25, 2015

Select USA Partner Country 2016For the first time, the United States is the official partner country for the 2016 Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 25 to 29 in Hannover, Germany. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is leading the U.S. efforts to promote America’s world-class businesses, products, innovations, and investment climate for this year’s event, themed “Integrated Industry – Join the Network.” High-ranking government officials from both countries will be in attendance.

Established in 1947, Hannover Messe attracts more than 200,000 attendees from 70 countries. For the first time in the Fair’s history, the United States will be the partner country, which provides American businesses and economic development organizations an unprecedented opportunity to be prominently featured in U.S. exhibition halls and during special events.

Enroll in the SHOP Marketplace between Nov 15 - Dec 15

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Created on November 20, 2015

Healthcare SignupDid you know that small businesses can enroll in SHOP Marketplace coverage from November 15 through December 15 without meeting a participation requirement? This one month window is available to small businesses each year. Outside of this window, in most states, small businesses generally must meet a minimum participation requirement of 70% in order to enroll in SHOP Marketplace coverage.

You must enroll in SHOP Marketplace coverage by December 15th to take advantage of this one month window. Visit to learn more and enroll in SHOP Marketplace coverage today!

Who’s first? Patent and Trademark Searching for Business Owners

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Eureka! You’ve made a great discovery or have a great idea for a business. The question that you have to ask yourself is can I move forward or has someone else beaten me to the proverbial punch?

Join the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a free three-day webinar series to help business owners, inventors, entrepreneurs, and start-ups understand the value of conducting proper prior patent and trademark searches.

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Matching Digital Resources to Small Business Needs!

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Created on November 13, 2015

Digital ResourcesOn October 1 the Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) updated their web resources with a more diagnostic approach to helping companies understand the steps to working with GSA. takes the information that small businesses need and provides it in bite-sized pieces that are easy to process. The landing page provides a virtual door for each business in every step of the process!

For example, if a company is new to the government they are encouraged to watch a series of short videos to help them determine if working with GSA is the right next step.  If the business has worked with the government before, they may only be looking to pursue and win business or maybe how to maintain and renew their contract.

Network with key Stakeholders at the Nigeria & Kenya Healthcare Business Briefing for U.S. Companies

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Created on November 5, 2015

Globe & HealthcareThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will be hosting a Business Briefing on Friday, November 13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to introduce delegates from the Nigeria & Kenya Healthcare Technologies Reverse Trade Mission to U.S. healthcare companies. 

The Business Briefing will provide an opportunity for U.S. company representatives to meet with healthcare decision makers in Nigeria and Kenya, and to learn firsthand about the rapidly expanding demand for healthcare equipment and services in these markets.

For more information about participating in the Business Briefing, please visit

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