Hurricane Irma is a potentially catastrophic hurricane and will bring life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall to parts of the Caribbean—including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—as well as the Florida Keys, portions of Southern Florida and the Florida Peninsula. Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through the September 9—10 weekend.
Planning what to do in case of a disaster is an important part of being prepared. The IRS encourages taxpayers to safeguard their records. Some simple steps can help taxpayers and businesses protect financial and tax records. Security in Electronic Record-keeping Many people receive bank statements and documents electronically. This method allows for easy backup to ensure secure record keeping.
The Minority Business Development Agency is pleased to announce we will join the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour as it travels through California and Hawaii. The Agency and our national network of more than 40 MBDA Business Centers are excited to support the greater the Tour mission of increasing program participation by minority businesses and entrepreneurs.
The number of minority-owned businesses continues to grow and bring value to the U.S. economy. Despite their growth, minority business enterprises (MBEs) continue to face challenges in access to capital, contracts, markets and overall resources.
There is a common misconception that the Federal Government does not offer enough funding opportunities specifically targeted at increasing and supporting the participation of under-represented populations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and the STEM workforce.
In 2016, the U.S. Commercial Service sponsored over 10 trade missions for U.S. companies. These organized trade missions are a great opportunity for U.S. businesses looking to sell their products or services to overseas markets, especially small businesses that haven’t exported before and have limited time and resources.