Year: 2022

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Nominate a business for the SBA National and District Small Business Week Awards

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexel Do you know an exceptional small business owner that deserves recognition for their achievements? The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened its 2023 National and District Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year Award. Visit the SBA’s dedicated website at www.sba.gov/nsbw to download …

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New small business grant for Idaho companies that want to grow internationally

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Idaho Commerce is accepting applications for companies that want to take their websites and products international! The program supports eligible companies with awards of $9,000 for eligible digital marketing activities focused on international growth. The grant requires a 25% match by the company – so for every authorized incremental …

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Grants and assistance for Washington State manufacturing companies

Photo taken by Artem Beliaikin via Pexels While there is no such thing as “free money” from the government, multiple state and federal grants and federal benefit programs support manufacturing companies in different aspects of the business. For example, there are grants to support operations efficiency, worker training, research and development, and trade competition in …

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Equipment manufacturer leverages new technology and a federal grant to bounce back

A Northwest industrial equipment manufacturer rapidly lost business to imports from China and Taiwan. An economic developer recognized the problem and referred the company to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program. When the company applied for TAAF, they had lost half of their employees and 65 percent of sales over two years. NorthwestTAAC …

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Import Competition is like Thousands of Flash Floods

We’ve all heard about trade competition and lost jobs in the media. AT NWTAAC, we work with small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) who are negatively affected by trade competition, what is often called “trade impact” in policy lingo. For large companies or from a macro-economic perspective, import competition may seem like a rising tide – …

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