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SizeUp your Business & NY Business Financing

Looking for market data on how your small business compares; check out the Small Business Administration’s online tool Sizeup. The tool helps by “benchmarking [your small business] against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise.” You will need to create a sign in to access some of the …

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Your Small Business Can Now Use US Ambasadors

A recent program rolled out by the United States Department of State permits US small business owners to directly connect with American Ambassadors to discuss available in-country business opportunities. The program is called Direct Line and features US consular officers as well as local government officials available for conference calls and webcasts at predetermined dates …

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Small Business opportunities and match program with the NRC

Does your small business operate in the nuclear energy field as a support service or goods supplier? If so take a look at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s small business Annual Small Business Seminar and Matchmaking Event that discusses how to do business with the NRC. Check out the NRC’s page entitled Other Useful Small Business …

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Unsure of What Type of New York Business Entity to Use?

If you are opening a new business in New York, then take a look at the New York Department of State’s brochure entitled Forming a Business in New York: An Overview. The brochure provides a concise table comparing and contrasting the various business entities available in New York as well as identifying the typical tax …

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Do Your Export Activities Meet the 9 Principles?

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) sets out Nine Principles for an Effective Compliance Program. Compliance with these principles may mitigate penalties levied against you as a small business exporter. Check out the the BIS web site that contains a publication entitled Don’t Let This Happen to You, which includes the nine principles (page …

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