Exporting Video Contest Extended | Hurricane Irene Update

Exporting Video Contest - Deadline Extended to Sept 30


SBA is teaming up with Visa to ask small business owners: “Where will your next customer come from?” To recognize successful small exporters and increase awareness toward federal assistance for exporters, we’re sponsoring an Exporting Video Contest. We want to hear your exporting story in a short, original video. The contest will award monetary prizes to five successful small business exporters representing a variety of industries. The deadline to submit your entry has been extended to September 30, 2011.  


Hurricane Irene Update

Assessing the Damage and Taking Action to Help Business Owners, Homeowners and Renters


"Many business owners, homeowners, and renters along the East Coast are coming back to find physical damage to their buildings and property.  In addition, thousands of businesses are dealing with the economic blow caused by power outages, lost inventory, and lost business from being closed down. The SBA stands ready to help."

> Read more of this message from SBA Administrator Karen Mills


6 Tips for Negotiating a Commercial Property Lease - Without Getting Burned

While starting and growing a business can be challenging, one area in which the market is currently working in the business owners’ favor is in the glut of available commercial real estate. However, even in a buyer’s market, negotiating a commercial lease is a daunting and complex process that requires research and due diligence. Here are some tips for leasing a space for your small business.

How to Avoid Falling into a Price War by Focusing on Value

Have you ever considered lowering your prices in order to increase sales or remain competitive? In the current economy it’s a question faced by more and more business owners looking to attract new customers and keep existing customers coming back. The trouble is that the answer isn’t always black and white.

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