Secretary Evans Provides Virtual Tour of Commerce Dept. Services to Small Firms; ... Outlines Administration Priorities On SBSC's Website Feature: 'The Bottom Line'

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Small Business Survival Committee

    WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Commerce Secretary Don Evans is the
 featured guest on the current edition of the Small Business Survival
 Committee's (SBSC's) website feature: The Bottom Line, Small Business Q&A.  As
 a timely precursor to National Small Business Week (May 7-11), Secretary Evans
 emphasizes the importance of America's small business and entrepreneurial
 sector, and provides an overview of the offices and programs -- with direct
 links -- within the Department of Commerce (DOC) established to assist small
 firms.  The web-based interview can be accessed through SBSC's main homepage
 at http://www.sbsc.org .
     "As a former CEO of an independent energy company, Secretary Evans has a
 grasp of the issues and the needs of small businesses.  We are delighted that
 he provided such a complete and organized overview of the Commerce Department
 and how it strives to help the entrepreneur.  Small business owners will also
 take comfort in the fact that Secretary Evans strongly echoes President Bush's
 policy agenda of lowering taxes, expanding trade opportunities, legal reform,
 and slowing the pace at which the government is growing," said SBSC Chairman
 Karen Kerrigan.
     In a special resource document developed by Secretary Evans and his staff,
 "Helping Small Business from Start to Finish," business owners and
 entrepreneurs are provided with information about (and links to) the
 Commerce's Trade Information Center, local U.S. Export Assistance Centers,
 industry and country-specific information, making contacts abroad, the
 Advocacy Center to help procurement abroad, the Trade Compliance Center and
 ways that the business community can contribute it's views.  Other programs
 are highlighted by Secretary Evans such as the Minority Business Development
 Agency, and the International Trade Administration as well.
     SBSC also encourages website visitors to review Senate Small Business
 Committee Chairman Kit Bond's (R-MO) recent Q&A session with The Bottom Line.
 Chairman Bond provided an overview of his priorities for the committee, as
 well as his outlook on key issues such as tax relief and Independent
 Contractor reform. Chairman Bond said he would focus on improving his "red
 tape reduction act," which passed in the 105th Congress, and provided details
 of his Small Business Works Act of 2001.
     SBSC is a national, nonprofit small business advocacy organization with
 70,000 members. For more information, please visit the group's website at
 http://www.sbsc.org or call 202-785-0238.
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Commerce Secretary Don Evans is the
 featured guest on the current edition of the Small Business Survival
 Committee's (SBSC's) website feature: The Bottom Line, Small Business Q&A.  As
 a timely precursor to National Small Business Week (May 7-11), Secretary Evans
 emphasizes the importance of America's small business and entrepreneurial
 sector, and provides an overview of the offices and programs -- with direct
 links -- within the Department of Commerce (DOC) established to assist small
 firms.  The web-based interview can be accessed through SBSC's main homepage
 at http://www.sbsc.org .
     "As a former CEO of an independent energy company, Secretary Evans has a
 grasp of the issues and the needs of small businesses.  We are delighted that
 he provided such a complete and organized overview of the Commerce Department
 and how it strives to help the entrepreneur.  Small business owners will also
 take comfort in the fact that Secretary Evans strongly echoes President Bush's
 policy agenda of lowering taxes, expanding trade opportunities, legal reform,
 and slowing the pace at which the government is growing," said SBSC Chairman
 Karen Kerrigan.
     In a special resource document developed by Secretary Evans and his staff,
 "Helping Small Business from Start to Finish," business owners and
 entrepreneurs are provided with information about (and links to) the
 Commerce's Trade Information Center, local U.S. Export Assistance Centers,
 industry and country-specific information, making contacts abroad, the
 Advocacy Center to help procurement abroad, the Trade Compliance Center and
 ways that the business community can contribute it's views.  Other programs
 are highlighted by Secretary Evans such as the Minority Business Development
 Agency, and the International Trade Administration as well.
     SBSC also encourages website visitors to review Senate Small Business
 Committee Chairman Kit Bond's (R-MO) recent Q&A session with The Bottom Line.
 Chairman Bond provided an overview of his priorities for the committee, as
 well as his outlook on key issues such as tax relief and Independent
 Contractor reform. Chairman Bond said he would focus on improving his "red
 tape reduction act," which passed in the 105th Congress, and provided details
 of his Small Business Works Act of 2001.
     SBSC is a national, nonprofit small business advocacy organization with
 70,000 members. For more information, please visit the group's website at
 http://www.sbsc.org or call 202-785-0238.
 
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