Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Your Small Business Can Now Use US Ambasadors

A recent program rolled out by the United States Department of State permits US small business owners to directly connect with American Ambassadors to discuss available in-country business opportunities. The program is called Direct Line and features US consular officers as well as local government officials available for conference calls and webcasts at predetermined dates and times. To learn more about the Direct Line program visit the data sheet webpage. You may also want to check out the US State Department's Business Information Database System (BIDS), which is a newly developed website for small business international commercial opportunities. Interested in a particular country to find small business opportunities, then go to any US Embassy or Consulate webpage and click on the business tab (e.g. US Embassy London, England). The business webpages contain useful links to items such as exporting to the country (e.g. Exporting to the UK) as well as contact information and trade show data. Also, your small business might want to peruse the Investment Climate Statements issued by the US Department of State for concise analysis of economic and political in-country factors (e.g. United Kingdom Investment Climate Statement). www.erskine-law.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Small Business opportunities and match program with the NRC

Does your small business operate in the nuclear energy field as a support service or goods supplier? If so take a look at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's small business Annual Small Business Seminar and Matchmaking Event that discusses how to do business with the NRC. Check out the NRC's page entitled Other Useful Small Business and Acquisition Links for additional information on small business opportunities and 25 online courses from the SBA focusing on small business issues. The NRC's Small Business Contracting Programs page contains information on NRC and other government agencies contracting programs for small businesses. www.erskine-law.com