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American Management Association (AMA)
Features news articles, podcasts, job search assistance and provides a number of continuing education opportunities.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
"The AMA strives to be the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing around the world; an essential community for marketers."
USA.gov | Small Business
"BusinessUSA implements a "no wrong door" approach for small businesses and exporters by using technology to quickly connect businesses to the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency's website, call center, or office they go to for help."
Department of Commerce
"The Department works with businesses, universities, communities, and the Nation’s workers to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for Americans."
Department of Labor
"Serves as an authoritative resource for issues relating to employment, such as wages, hiring, disability, labor relations, small businesses, work place safety, and much more. It also provides numerous government forms."
Export-Import Bank of the United States
"The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. When private sector lenders are unable or unwilling to provide financing, EXIM fills in the gap for American businesses by equipping them with the financing tools necessary to compete for global sales."
International Trade Administration
"The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad. ITA supports President Obama’s recovery agenda and the National Export Initiative to sustain economic growth and support American jobs."
International Trade Commission
"An independent, quasijudicial Federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade."
Minority Business Development Agency
"MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps to create and sustain U.S. jobs by promoting the growth and global competitiveness of businesses owned and operated by minority entrepreneurs."
National Business Association
"The NBA’s mission is to bring together the small business community and the self employed in the free enterprise system."
Securities and Exchange Commission
"The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation."
Small Business Administration
"Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses."
Society for Human Resource Management
"The world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management."
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions."
World Confederation of Business
"Currently, WORLDCOB’s primary mission is to promote business development worldwide, recognizing and boosting the growth of leading businesses and businesspeople in every country through the special tools and services that it offers its members. It has over 3,000 members, representing more than 100 countries."
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