U.S. International Trade Commission Releases Report on How T-TIP Will Benefit Small Businesses

By ngoriel Editor’s Note: This blog is by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and first appeared on USTR.gov. Washington, D.C. – A central goal of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations is enhancing the ability of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to participate in transatlantic trade by addressing trade barriers that may have a disproportionate impact on them. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) believes that U.S. trade and investment policies are made stronger when they are shaped by the broadest possible input, including from SMEs, the engines of growth of the U.S. economy. Pursuant to a request by USTR, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today issued a new report entitled “Trade Barriers That U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive As Affecting Exports to the European Union.” USTR requested that USITC undertake this study as part of USTR’s effort to gather input from the public on the ongoing T-TIP negotiations. Over the past six months, the USITC, USTR, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the U.S. Department of Commerce worked together to convene 28 small business roundtables in cities around the United States, in addition to a hearing held […]

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Industry Grade Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform Solution For Exchange Operators Worldwide Announced by PFSOFT

  Trading technology leader PFSOFT, which has been offering industry grade exchange solutions since 2003, has announced the launch of the Protrader Bitcoin Exchange Solution: the world’s first end-to-end commercial exchange solution available for Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and derivative trading. The innovative offering provides all the needed components to launch and manage a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency […]

SBA’s Disaster Loan Program Explained

By kmurray Did you know that in the wake of a disaster, SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations? In the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters, SBA is the primary source of money from the federal government for long-term recovery assistance. Am I eligible? SBA’s Disaster Loan Program is not exclusively for small businesses. These low-interest, long-term loans are available for damage to private property owned by individuals, families, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofits not fully covered by insurance. While property owners usually have some insurance coverage, often it does not cover all losses or even the type of hazard that caused the damage. And that’s where a disaster loan comes into play. What can I use the loan for? There are actually a few different types of disaster loans available. SBA can provide up to $2 million in disaster assistance for businesses. This includes loans to cover physical damage and economic injury losses. . Some applicants will qualify for both an economic injury loan and a physical disaster loan. Meanwhile, the dollar limit for the combined loans is $2 million. Physical damage is […]

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Motorola is back in the game

By Dominic Sunnebo Smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to February 2014, shows a resurgent Motorola climbing from almost nothing to 6% of British sales in just six months. Its success has helped Android remain the top OS across Europe with 68.9% share. Apple holds second position with … …read more Read more here: Motorola is back in the game     

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