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The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting grant funding proposals from eligible and well-established national organizations interested in providing training, guidance, counseling, mentoring and procurement assistance to small businesses in teaming arrangements, which may be in the form of a joint venture or prime and subcontractor relationship, under its new Small Business Teaming Pilot program.

The Small Business Teaming Pilot program was established by Congress under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Under this new program, the SBA expects to make 10-to-20 grant awards in the range of $250,000-$500,000 totaling up to $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2011.

To be eligible for these grant awards, an applicant must:

  • be a private, non-profit or for-profit entity;
  • have been in existence continually for the past three years;
  • have experience dealing with issues relating to small business on a national level; and
  • demonstrate that it has the capacity to provide assistance to small businesses.

Read this Small Business Post at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/sba-accepting-grant-funding-proposals-for-small-business-teaming-program-10189/

Speaking Roses was honored to receive the “Distributors’ Pick” award from the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). This is the highest award from over 20,000 distributors in a global organization that represents a $20 billion industry in the US alone. The top honor, selected from thousands of competing new products, is given to the best new product of the year as voted by the distributors that sell the products.

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Imagine being able to print flowers – live, fresh flowers!
This process can be the key to servicing the various needs of the many markets that are responding to today’s era of personalization.

We can provide you with the technical training, equipment and supplies. The Speaking Roses product has the ability to tap into the huge potential of the floral, promotional, gift and greeting card markets by becoming a part of the Speaking Roses phenomenon and bringing embossed flowers to individuals and corporations in your area!

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Web portal is now a gateway for information on employment, training, financial help

The U.S. Department of Labor has upgraded its re-employment Web portal to provide access to assistance beyond career and job searches. The http://www.CareerOneStop.org/reemployment site now offers a single source for information on jobs, career training, unemployment benefits and assistance with necessities such as food, housing, health care and utility payments. The resources will prove useful to everyone from recently laid-off workers and unemployment insurance claimants to individuals who have exhausted their unemployment benefits and those seeking to change careers.

Read more about this Small Business post at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/re-employment-web-portal-gets-upgraded-by-us-labor-dept-10187/

New Legislation Helps Exporters by Providing Higher Loan Limits

 Export-related loans to small businesses approved under the Jobs Act provisions have reached nearly $110 million as of Dec. 31, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today.

“The Jobs Act builds on the efforts already underway through the National Export Initiative by providing SBA with additional tools to help small businesses tap into the global market,” SBA Administrator Karen Mills said. “We know that to take that next step to begin exporting or expand into a new market a small business often needs both financial and counseling resources.”

Read the full Small Business post at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/small-business-exporting-gets-a-boost-from-sba-10186/



This ground floor business opportunity was created to give you a shot at getting your fair share of the more than $4 billion per year floor-care industry. So whether you’re someone who’s passionate about keeping a clean, healthy home, or someone who’s looking for a way to clean up financially, you owe it to yourself to see what SEBO can do for you. Business opportunities representing world- class products are very rare, but SEBO is one company you can rely on to give you a fresh, clean start!

Read more about SEBO at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/sebo-america/

Small business employment continued to show growth in December with hours worked up and wages flat.

Those were among the results of this month’s update of the Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) Small Business Employment Index. The monthly report found that small business employment grew by 0.3 percent in December, equating to an annual growth rate of about 3.4 percent. This translates to approximately 57,000 new jobs created nationwide. The Index is based on figures from the country’s smallest businesses that use Intuit Online Payroll.

“Small business is still the most vigorous sector of the employment picture,” said Susan Woodward, the economist who worked with Intuit to create the Index. “We generally see a rise in employment for all businesses in December, but this year it is unusually strong. We can hardly see the recovery in overall national employment, but among small businesses, the recovery, albeit slow, is unambiguous.”

Based on this latest data, the employment growth rate for November was revised upward to 0.4 percent, equating to 73,000 jobs added for the month and a 4.4 percent annual growth rate. Since the growth trend first began in October 2009, small business jobs have increased by a revised estimate of 880,000.

Read more at http://www.homebusinessbug.com/small-business-job-employment-rises-in-december-10184/

Bella Casa offers four investment packages. Two are “Fabricator” packages which have been carefully designed to launch you, immediately, as a super competitor of the shutter fabrication industry in your area. “Ramp up” time is reduced to days instead of years in reaping real and significant profits from your investment.

For those investors who cannot afford to make the required investment for a “Fabricator” package, Bella Casa offers two “Marketing” packages that provide you a low cost means of getting started in the shutter business on a smaller scale and working toward a “Fabricator” goal and its profits.

To contact Bella Casa Window Fashions, go to  http://www.homebusinessbug.com/bella-casa-window-fashions/

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