Qualifying Washington state companies can apply for export finance assistance under a new program from the State of Washington Department of Commerce. The Export Voucher program, funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides export-ready companies with up to $5,000 to help them begin exporting or expand to new export markets. Vouchers can be used to help pay for trade show fees and travel, interpreter fees, translation services, training, international certification and other expenses.
For more details, please visit the Export Voucher page at www.choosewashington.com/business/export/exportvoucherprogram. Here you’ll find the program guidelines, application and frequently asked questions (FAQs). You may also contact Danielle Ellingston, STEP Export Voucher Program Business Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com or 206-256-6143.
Commentary by S. Kumar@skumarus
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America’s workers really only work six hours a day, anyway, so why not make it official.
Keeping with the spirit of work-life balance prized in Scandinavian countries, Sweden recently announced that it’s moving to a six-hour work day. The news might make most in the U.S. pretty jealous, but there’s really no reason for that. While an 8-hour work day is the norm in America, U.S. workers really only work six hours a day and should officially follow Sweden’s lead.
If you don’t believe me, just do the math.
Even though most… Read More
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