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Independent retailer month comes to a close

Research Network Blog of NYS SBDC - July 31, 2014 - 10:42am
As July ends, so does Independent Retailer Month, - celebrate the successful family-owned, mom-and-pop, independent stores out there by using some resources on BusinessUSA to help you Grow your Business, including:
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Tracking eye movements gives fascinating insights into advertising and design

Research Network Blog of NYS SBDC - July 30, 2014 - 9:31am
They say the eyes tell all. Now thanks to eye-tracking technology we can tell what they're saying. Tracking eye movements can reveal a few things about human tendencies.

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First Industry Series release for the Utilities sector is now live in American Fact Finder

Research Network Blog of NYS SBDC - July 29, 2014 - 4:30pm
The first set of detailed statistics from the Industry Series for the following sectors has been released on the Census Bureau's American FactFinder web site:

  • Sector 22: Utilities


    Data for these sectors will be released on a flow basis. Click here to view a release schedule, see what has been released, or take a sneak peak at what’s projected to be released in the next 30 days.

    For more information about the Industry Series, click here.
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100-Day Progress Report by Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA Administrator

Research Network Blog of NYS SBDC - July 28, 2014 - 1:48pm
The SBA Administrator recently announced a transformative new plan to automate SBA lending and streamline and simplify the agency’s underwriting process to attract more lending partners and open up new markets for small business owners who need capital to expand and grow. Days after this announcement, which will ease the burdens on lenders approving small-dollar loans to entrepreneurs, she appeared at a Clinton Global Initiative conference in Denver to help announce an exciting commitment called the Century Club. Eight Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) each pledged to make at least 100 small business loans a year for the next 10 years, which will inject $1 billion of additional capital into America’s small business ecosystem.

More HERE.
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