The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

October 5, 2015 will be remembered as a day when the United States and other 11 Pacific Rim nations reached final agreement on the largest regional trade accord in history – the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP.) The countries … Continue reading

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights … Protect Your Intellectual Property

A spark of an idea is often the start for building a business. Next steps that come to mind to most people are preparing a business plan, sales and distribution model, marketing strategy, plan for building customer base, etc. However one … Continue reading

“Dream Big” This National Small Business Week, May 4-8

By Maria Contreras-Sweet Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration With apologies to baseball and your mother’s apple pie, nothing is more American than National Small Business Week. Our country was founded by risk-taking pioneers in search of new horizons. More than … Continue reading

A Big STEP for Small Business

by Abby Ware, WIPP Government Relations   Thinking about exporting, but have no idea where to start? Take a look at the Small Business Administration’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program. As state governments receive funding from the STEP … Continue reading