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Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability from Washington

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Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability  from Washington As seen in the Washington Examiner Ninety-nine percent of American companies are actually small businesses, and they employ over half of the entire American workforce. When you stop and consider the fact that only two out of every 100 of those companies participate in international trade, it's obvious…

Wall Street Journal: Firms Face Hurdles Overseas

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 Firms Face Hurdles Overseas By Angus Loten, Wall Street Journal August 25, 2011 When Nancy Simmons was contacted by customers in Brazil about buying refurbished aerospace parts from her Orlando, Fla., plant, she wasn't sure how to handle the language barrier. None of her eight employees spoke Portuguese, and she didn't have the…

Bloomberg: Obama Cabinet Taking to Road to Promote More Exports by Small Businesses

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By Mark Drajem, Bloomberg Members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet plan to travel across the U.S. this year seeking to persuade small businesses to engage in more international trade as part of the administration’s drive to double exports. “For America to win the future, more small and medium- sized businesses must export,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said in a statement. More…

Wall Street Journal: For Small Businesses, Big World Beckons

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By Justin Lahart, Wall Street Journal Husband-and-wife business partners Matt and Rene Greff are on track to open the first out-of-state branch of their Michigan brewpub later this year—in Bangalore, India. At Peter Frykman's Palo Alto, Calif., irrigation-equipment company, seven of the 20 employees are located outside the U.S., in China and India, while Gangesh Ganesan's…

“Evaluating the Impact of Small Business Trade Policy on Job Creation and Economic Growth”

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The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 to examine the effect small business trade policy has on job creation and economic development.  WHAT:   “Evaluating the Impact of Small Business Trade Policy on                  Job Creation and Economic Growth” WHEN:   Wednesday, April 28, 2010                  1:00 p.m. WHERE:  2360…

Wall Street Journal: Obama Trade Goals Face Doubts

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By Sudeep Reddy, Wall Street Journal President Barack Obama's goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years will be difficult to meet, business leaders and economists say, because of the lack of momentum on demolishing trade barriers and the shift by more American companies toward producing overseas. U.S. exporters want Washington to put more pressure on trading partners to…