Illustration of man in foreground holding mobile phone, and three tractor operators in background (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Hello Tractor: An app to connect farmers with tractors on demand

Jehiel Oliver, "that crazy tractor guy," started a business providing on-demand tractor services to small-scale farmers. Where will it go next?
Lacrosse player (© Shutterstock/James A. Boardman)

A Japanese sporting-goods firm scores in Texas

Japanese sports retailer QB Club Inc. has taken advantage of SelectUSA, a Commerce Department initiative, which encourages enterprises to invest in the U.S.
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Join this webchat and find out how free data can boost...

Could a new tool energize your business? On December 13, two experts will host a live webcast to discuss open government data.
Young Omanis listening to lecture (State Dept.)

Social media tools help small-business owners everywhere

Are you looking to boost your business? Marketing expert Paul Colligan says first know what you want to do, then find technology to make things easier.
Brooklyn Navy Yard with signs posted on exterior brick wall (© littleny / Shutterstock)

European business incubator to open in New York

Europe’s largest business incubator will open its first U.S. site in New York City. It's designed to boost international opportunities for startups.

Creating a business: How to find the right mentor

Young African entrepreneurs discuss the importance of mentorship during a webchat sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's GIST program.
Kathy Hochul at lectern ((© AP Images)

New York City banks on tech women

To get there, New York City is tripling its investment in programs for computer science students and hoping more women will sign up.

U.S. responds to Nepal’s need

U.S. commitment to Nepal earthquake relief is up to nearly $26 million, providing emergency shelter, medical supplies, safe drinking water and sanitation.
Filipino student reading a book (Leoncio Rodaje/USAID Philippines)

Filipinos can safely study in ‘alternative learning sites’

Unable to attend school because of instability caused by conflict, Filipino children learn at alternative sites with help from a U.S.-backed program.