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USDA targets Rural Microentrepreneurs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of loan and grant funds to support rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises. “By supporting very small business enterprises through the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program, USDA has been able to direct assistance to small firms that otherwise might not be able to obtain credit,” said …

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U.S. CFO Economic Optimism Improves

Top financial decision makers in the U.S. share an optimistic outlook towards the sustained economic recovery and opportunities for their businesses, according to findings from the most recent survey of Chief Financial Officers conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Despite concerns about the …

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Personalized Insurance Products For Latinos

Former financial services and insurance industry executives launched Apoyo Seguro, a new provider of low cost insurance solutions for the Hispanic market, where millions of families are under-insured or un-insured. Apoyo Seguro will offer accident, supplemental health, critical illness, dental, funeral expense and simplified life products for all Hispanics including …

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Leading Politicians Support Hispanic Business Conference

Organizers of the 12th Annual Maryland Hispanic Business Conference announced that several of the area’s most prominent politicians have come out in support of the conference, taking place on September 3, 2013 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman Chris Van Hollen and …

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Fish and Shellfish – Be Sure They’re Safe

With their high quality protein and other essential nutrients, fish and shellfish are important parts of a healthful diet. But, as with any food, safe handling is essential to reducing the risk of foodborne illness, often called “food poisoning.” Follow these basic food safety tips for buying, storing, and preparing …

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Frito-Lay Gets Hotter!

With consumers’ love of hot sauce showing no signs of slowing,  PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division has once-again partnered with one of the most popular hot sauce varieties available – Tapatio –  offering consumers two new ways to enjoy the heat: Lay’s Tapatio Limon flavored potato chips and Cheetos Tapatio flavored snacks. …

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No Mail for You!

While packages will still be delivered six days a week, USPS made public this morning their new schedule for mail delivery. Weekend mail delivery is to coming to an end beginning August 2013, however post offices will maintain their schedules and mail delivery to P.O. boxes will also continue. Last …

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SBA Loans to Small Business Exporters on the Rise

SBA-backed loans to exporters continued to grow in FY2012, reaching more than $923 million, which supported $1.7 billion in small business exports. “Giving small businesses the tools they need to export their goods and services and create jobs is an important part of our core mission,” said SBA Administrator Karen …

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Consider Buying Your Office Space, Expert Advises Small Businesses

It’s not a question of if, but when most business owners should think about owning commercial property, says financial expert and small-business advocate, Chris Hurn. Owning your workplace is a path toward long-term wealth – one that doesn’t rely on constantly bringing in new income, says Hurn, author of “The Entrepreneur’s Secret to …

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