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Minority Exporters: Characteristics and Strategies for New Business and Expansion U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency By: Sharon T. Freeman, Ph.D. Published Fiscal Year 2015 This publication was developed by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Sharon T. Freeman, Ph.D. authored this report with...
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Executive Summary As of 2007, 28,531 minority business enterprises (MBEs) generated products and services valued at over $30 billion, representing 17.5 percent of all classifiable exporting businesses in the United States. 2 This report, Minority Exporters: Characteristics and Strategies for New Business and Expansion, characterizes the nature of MBE exporters to understand the potential for the...
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Executive Summary This report, The State of Minority Business Enterprises: An Overview of the 2007 Survey of Business Owners , provides an overview of minority business enterprises (MBEs) operating in 2007 and the growth of these firms since 2002. The report is part of the research generated by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to understand factors that impact a firm’s performance...
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The State of Minority Business Enterprises: An Overview of the 2007 Survey of Business Owners U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency by Sumiye “Sue” Obuko, Ph.D. and Mark Planting Fiscal year 2015 Table of Contents FORWARD LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INTRODUCTION NATIONAL PICTURE GEOGRAPHIC PICTURE INDUSTRY PICTURE MBDA STRATEGIC GROWTH INITIATIVE (SGI...
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Minority-owned businesses continue to shine as the engines of job growth in the United States economy. These businesses provide nearly six million jobs, and annually generate $1 trillion in economic output. Supporting this output is the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a bureau in the U.S. Department of Commerce. MBDA is the only federal agency tasked to promote the growth and global...
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The Trade Finance Guide is designed to help U.S. companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), learn the basic fundamentals of trade finance so that they can turn their export opportunities into actual sales and to achieve the ultimate goal of getting paid—especially on time—for those sales. This guide provides general information about common techniques of export financing...
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Robert W. Fairlie, Ph.D., Santa Cruz, CA. 50 pages. Under contract SBAHQ-10-R-0009. Purpose This study, using data from the 2007 U.S. Survey of Business Owners, attempts to complete the picture on immigrant entrepreneurship and addresses questions such as the following: What hurdles do they face accessing capital? How do they use capital? The importance of immigrant entrepreneurs to the U.S...
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This report was developed under a contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, and contains information and analysis that was reviewed and edited by officials of the Minority Business Development Agency. Preface Capital access remains the most important factor limiting the establishment, expansion and growth of minority-owned businesses. Given this well...
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MBDA provides a repository of publications for public research and review. Categories includes: Demographic Trends | Entrepreneurial Innovations | Export | Finance | Industry Trends | Strategic Alliances | Supply Chain | U.S. Economy | Technology Increasing MBE Competitiveness through Strategic Alliances Year 2008 Increasing MBE Competitiveness through Strategic Alliances provides practical...

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