SBA Offers Export Guide in Spanish
A guide to exporting has been translated into Spanish and is now available on the Small Business Administration's Web site.
SBA's "Breaking into the Trade Game: A Small Business Guide to Exporting" was translated by Argentina's Chamber of Exporters and is also available through Argentina's export chamber and the Small and Medium Enterprise Congress of the Americas on International Trade. The SBA is part of a steering committee leading the SME Congress, a hemispheric partnership to promote and facilitate small business participation in global trade.
The chamber plans to work with the SME Congress to identify public and private organizations throughout the Americas that can tailor the translation specifically to certain institutions and regulatory environments.
"We are very pleased that this translation will make this invaluable tool available to thousands of businesses in our hemisphere, including the many Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs in the U.S., and we thank those who made it possible," said SBA Acting Administrator Sandy Baruah in a statement.
In other SBA news, the agency's Office of Advocacy has updated its "frequently asked questions" fact sheet (pdf), which answers basic, but important questions like "what is a small business? (fewer than 500 employees), "how many small businesses are there?" (27.2 million) and "how important are small businesses to the U.S. economy: (they make up 99.7 percent of all employer firms).
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