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This guide is designed as a reference tool for individuals who are considering the path to small business ownership—and for those who have started the journey, but would like additional guidance. Remember that the information presented here is intended only as a starting point. The success of a business venture will require additional information and, most likely, professional advice beyond the scope of this guide.
This searchable list includes all official trade missions and trade events sponsored by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The Office of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners.
Site dedicated to helping rural development
The Small Business Training Network (SBTN) is a virtual campus providing quality and targeted online training to meet the information needs of prospective and existing small business owners.
Trade Data on the Textile and Apparel Industries
The program is formulated to foster the establishment of successful long-term business relationships between State Department large prime contractors and small business subcontractors thereby improving the performance of both. The program is intended to strengthen subcontracting opportunities and accomplishments at the State Department.
This guide, a revision of The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information 2nd edition, compiled by the staff of Business Reference Services. Science, Technology, and Business Division. Library of Congress, Washington 1996, was developed under the aegis of the Library of Congress Business Enrichment Advisory Team. (BEAT).
CBA can help answer your questions and provide information on important issues such as corruption and bribery in overseas markets, U.S. export controls on sensitive equipment and technologies, and business-related visas for employees, partners and clients of U.S. firms. CBA also coordinates State Department advocacy on behalf of American businesses and can provide assistance in opening markets, leveling the playing field, protecting intellectual property and resolving trade and investment disputes.
In a memorandum to Department employees, Secretary Rice expressed her support for the small business program: "Small businesses have maximum practicable access to our contracting opportunities." She views the socio-economic goals as a "floor not a ceiling" and that "all Department employees have a responsibility to support the Department's efforts to meet or exceed the goals."
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