Small Business

Busy Free Trade Agenda in 2003

The Bush administration's focus on expanding market access for American exporters continues. In December and January, the United States completed free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore.


For Entrepreneurs Only...

Whether you started your business several years ago or yesterday, or you are between business ventures, or thinking about your first entrepreneurial venture, we would like to hear from you.


PIERS: Your Key to Competitive Research

The International Trade Center has a powerful resource that few companies know about: the Port Import Export Reporting Service (PIERS). PIERS, compiled and distributed monthly on CD-ROM by the Journal of Commerce, is a database of all incoming and outgoing U.S. ocean bills of lading.


Computer Security for Small Businesses

Now that we have become so dependent on computers in our business, we need to make sure that information is secure. According to the Computer Emergency Response Team/Coordination Center (CERT/CC ® ), there were 82,094 incidents reported last year.