Your Small Business Can Now Use US Ambasadors

Posted Posted in business, business information database system, department of state, Direct Line, export, investment climate statement, small business, United States

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 […]

Importing into the US; Made sure to exercise “Reasonable Care”

Posted Posted in compliance, Customs, Customs and Border Protection, import, importation, importers, importing, international small business, operating small business, small business, United States, United States government

If your small business is importing goods into the United States check out the US Customs and Broader Protection’s Reasonable Care Checklist to help meet your regulatory burden of ensuring reasonable care is exercised when importing merchandise. Also, your small business should look at US Customs and Boarder Protections’s Informed Compliance Publications, which detail a […]

Census.gov Foreign Trade Webinars and Virtual Townhalls

Posted Posted in census.gov, expanding US business internationally, export, exporters, exporting, foreign trade regulations, small business owners, small businesses, United States, United States government

The U.S. Census Bureau has a series of webinars on foreign trade relations (exporting) covering a variety of topics ranging from introduction to exporting to updates on recent regulatory initiatives on www.census.gov. The Bureau also runs virtual town halls on export issues, the next one is November 5. The Go Global series details governmental resources […]

Superstorm Sandy & Small Business Administration

Posted Posted in assistance, disaster, loans, New York, New York businesses, New York City, New York state, small business, Small Business Administration, small business owners, United States, United States government

The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest federal disaster loans to New York residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Check out the SBA’s website.According to the SBA there are three ways to apply.1. Apply in person at any Disaster Recovery Center or Business Recovery Center. SBA disaster representatives are at these centers […]