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Protecting Intellectual Property from Theft

USPTO to Offer Free, Two-Day, Program on Protecting Intellectual Property from Theft in China on April 6-7

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a free, two-day, seminar for businesses on April 6 – 7, at the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, to help them learn about how to protect against intellectual property theft from China.  China continues to be the number one source of counterfeit products seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2010, accounting for 61 percent of all seizures.

Tax Season Resources

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MBDA offers a list of resources to assist minority businesses during tax season.

Extension of Time To File Your Tax Return
Need more time to prepare your federal income tax return? This page will direct you to information on how to apply for an extension. Learn More

1040 Tax HelpFiling Late and/or Paying Late
Avoid penalties and interest, paying your taxes in full saves you money. Whether paying with a timely filed tax return or filing late and paying late after receiving a correct IRS bill, taxpayers are encouraged to pay the taxes they owe in full. Lean More

Electronic Payment Options
Electronic payment options are convenient, safe, and secure methods for paying taxes or user fees. Taxpayers can authorize an electronic funds withdrawal, use a credit or debit card or enroll in the U.S. Treasury’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)®. Electronic payment options give taxpayers an alternative to paying taxes or user fees by check or money order. Payments can be made 24/7. The electronic funds withdrawal and EFTPS options are free! Learn More

 

Tax Information for Specific Business Types
Have you considered that your business might have specific taxes for its industry? Some industries, in fact do. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published guides for businesses that have special tax considerations. Learn More

U.S. EDA to Host i6 Green Challenge Webinar

EDA’s i6 Green Challenge Webinar
Join Assistant Secretary of Commerce John Fernandez for a discussion of the latest
round of innovation grants from the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Title:  i6 Green Challenge | Date:  Monday, March 21, 2011 | Time:  3:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Click here
to register.

Join MBDA National Director David Hinson at the Third Global M&A Symposium - The New Economics for the Private Middle Market

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Join Director Hinson in London at the 3rd Annual M&A SymposiumIf you’re interested in expanding your business through merger or acquisition, branching out into overseas markets, or just want some insight into international trade laws, plan on attending the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors’ (AM&AA) 3rd Annual Global Merger & Acquisition Symposium (M&A Symposium) in London, England, May 10th – 12th, 2011. This year we’re pleased to announce National Director David Hinson will be delivering the keynote address on Wednesday, May 11th.

Mission to Encourage MBEs to Expand

A key part of MBDA’s mission is encouraging minority business enterprises to expand their businesses through merger and acquisition and develop strategic partnerships with overseas firms. Many minority entrepreneurs already have strong ties to Asia, Africa and Latin America; and seek ways to solidify these global alliances.  The M&A Symposium offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about these 21st-century growth strategies while making valuable international contacts.

2011 OSDBU Procurement Conference

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2011 OSDBU Conference

Some 3,500 minority, women and disabled veteran small business owners are expected to attend the OSDBU event on April 21st in suburban Washington, DC to meet with government buyers and their prime contractors.

This is a unique marketing environment, so here are some tips to take advantage of every minute:

Did you know...

Between 2002 and 2007, minority-owned firms outpaced the growth of non-minority firms in gross receipts, employment, and number of firms. Minority firms are an engine of job creation.
Graph for MBE Growth

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