Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Got something to ship abroad but wondering if business is close?
Below is a partial list of dates when businesses around the world may be closed for a holiday observance.
1 Labor/May Day - Observed in more than 100 nations.
2 St. Thomas Carnival Day - U.S Virgin Islands.
3 Constitution Day- Japan.
4 Greenery Day - Japan.
5 Bank holiday- Ireland, United Kingdom.
Children's Day - Japan, South Korea.
Coronation Day - Thailand
Indian Arrival Day - Guyana
Labor/May Day (observed) -Australia, Dominica, Dominican Republic.
6 Bank holiday - Dominica
Buddha's Birthday -Hongkong, Macau, South Korea
Greenery Day(observed)- Japan
St. George's Day & Army Day -Bulgaria
Yom Ha' Atzmaut (Independence Day) - Israel
To find out holiday of a specific country, you can check out
Monday, April 28, 2014
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to speak at Washington D.C., National Small Business Week
Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is the featured speaker during a kick off
reception at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during the Washington, D.C.
National Small Business Week hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) May 15.
Yellen began her four-year term as Chair of the Board of Governors of
the Federal Reserve System February 3, 2014. She also serves as Chair
of the Federal Open Market
Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. Prior to
her appointment as Chair, Dr. Yellen served as Vice Chair of the Board
year since 1963, the SBA salutes outstanding entrepreneurs, small
business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S territories
during National Small Business
Week. This year, in addition to other SBA regional and local small
business week events being held around the country, the cities of:
Boston, San Francisco, Kansas City, and Washington, D.C. are hosting
national events the week of May 12-16.
Washington D.C. event, scheduled for May 15-16, features
entrepreneurship workshops, panel discussions, award ceremonies and
business matchmaking sessions for small
businesses to market their goods and services to federal agencies and
For more information on the national events please visit:
www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek. Sessions will also be
live-streamed on SBA’s website at www.sba.gov.