Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Advocacy Recommends that CBP/Treasury Assess Costs and Impact of Uniform Rules of Origin for Imported Merchandise
A copy of Advocacy's letter may be found at http://www.sba.gov/advo/laws/comments/cbp08_1201.html and a fact sheet summarizing
Advocacy's letter can be found at http://www.sba.gov/advo/laws/comments/factscbp08_1201.pdf.
If you have any questions regarding Advocacy's position on this issue, please do not hesitate to contact Bruce Lundegren at 202-205-6533.
For more information about the Office of Advocacy, please visit the SBA website at http://www.sba.gov/advo/ or telephone 202-205-6533.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
2006-2007 Chrisman Study
Study was based on clients that received 5+ hours of counseling during 2006-2007
- 156 firms surveyed; 92 established firms and 54 preventure firms
- 35.3% response rate to the mailed survey
- 91% of respondents said that services received were beneficial
- 94% of the responding established businesses indicated they would recommend the SBDC services to others
- Long-term counseling clients (5+ hours) generated an estimated return of $5.23 for every tax dollar invested by the SBDC assisting those clients
- SBDC clients’ sales grew faster 3.3 times faster
Small businesses that received in-depth SBDC assistance experienced sales growth of 12.4% in 2006-07, compared to 3.8% for California businesses in general.
- SBDC clients created 8 times more jobs
Small businesses that received in-depth SBDC assistance in 2006-07 experienced over 8.6 times the job growth of average California businesses (9.1% compared to 1.1% for California businesses in general)
California-Merced SBDC makes an important contribution to the economic development of the State of California!
Estimates indicate that our SBDC clients added $7.2 million in incremental sales and 132 new jobs to the state. Furthermore, an additional $17.3 million in sales and 468 jobs were saved because of the UC Merced’s SBDC contribution.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
- Support the SBDC Counselor with research and relevant analyses.
- Empower the entrepreneur with business information.
- Educate through on-site training and distance learning.
- Facilitate the exchange of SBDC best practices and program ideas.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008