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Posts by Karen Mills

Former SBA Administrator

  • Across the United States, immigrants are starting and building successful businesses that create good American jobs and promote our country’s economic growth. These businesses form the fabric of our communities, and are part of our uniquely American heritage as a nation of immigrants and...
    SBA News and Views - August 07, 2013 - 5 comments
  • Affordable health care is a top concern for America’s 28 million small businesses.  During my travels, I’ve had a number of small business owners across the country tell me that the moment they really felt their business was a success was the day they were able to offer health...
    Health Care - August 01, 2013 - 6 comments
  • The U.S Small Business Administration celebrates its 60th birthday today.  It is a great occasion to mark and celebrate the agency’s accomplishments over the past six decades.     When, following the suggestion of President Eisenhower, Congress passed the Small...
    SBA News and Views - July 30, 2013 - 15 comments
  • America’s 28 million small business owners drive job creation and innovation across our economy. They are responsible for creating two out of three net new private sector jobs in our communities. Many of these businesses start with shoestring budgets and small staffs of dedicated people...
    SBA News and Views - July 17, 2013 - 12 comments
  • SBA Announces Request for Proposals to Conduct Supply Chain Mapping Analysis and Matchmaking How do we build ecosystems of entrepreneurship that can make regional economies more competitive and attract more manufacturing back to the United States? Today, many cities and communities are looking...
    SBA News and Views - July 08, 2013 - 5 comments
  • Eight years ago, a Turkish immigrant living in upstate New York saw an ad for a shuttered yogurt plant not far from his home. Where others saw an outdated, old factory, he saw an opportunity and a burgeoning business plan. He purchased the facility using a U.S. Small Business Administration-backed...
    SBA News and Views - June 28, 2013 - 11 comments
  • Today, there are more than 1.4 million LGBT-owned small businesses in the United States. These businesses play an important role in our economy and our communities. At the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), we are working with the LGBT community to spur entrepreneurial activity and to...
    SBA News and Views - June 27, 2013 - 7 comments
  • Note: This blog is jointly authored by SBA Administrator Karen Mills and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  It first appeared on Whitehouse.gov on June 19. This week is National Small Business Week. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), along with...
    SBA News and Views - June 19, 2013 - 2 comments
  • This year marks the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week.  Although things have certainly changed since President Kennedy signed the first Presidential Proclamation in 1963, one thing that hasn’t changed is America’s entrepreneurial spirit and the important role that...
    SBA News and Views - June 14, 2013 - 2 comments
  • All across the country today there are promising startups looking to scale their businesses and to bring innovative, game changing ideas to market. The ability of these businesses to access long-term, patient capital is critical to their success and to the growth of the American economy. However,...
    SBA News and Views - June 06, 2013 - 1 comments

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