Note: This joint blog with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis was originally published on DOL's blog. The entrepreneurial spirit is what drives this country. In fact, small businesses and start-ups are responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the United States. And more than half of all working Americans own or work for a small business. That’s why helping to create an environment where more businesses are easily able to start and succeed has been an important goal for this administration. Today, our...
As head of The Investment Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration, I am proud to present the results of the Small Business Investment Company Program for Fiscal Year 2012 in our Annual Report . We have achieved record success for a third year in a row, providing the capital small businesses need to fuel their growth and create jobs. This Annual Report reflects our commitment to the continued growth of the SBIC Program. With the economy still in recovery, SBA’s mission of supporting small businesses and the...
Update: The filing deadline for New York is now January 28, 2013. Update 2: The filing deadline for New Jersey is now January 30, 2013 and the filing deadline for Rhode Island is January 28, 2013. So far the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $150 million in disaster loans to about 2,500 homeowners, renters and businesses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Yet while we’ve sent out more than 360,000 applications, about 22,000 have been returned to SBA...
A month after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, homeowners, renters and businesses are dealing with the challenging task of rebuilding their homes, businesses and communities. There’s a lot of information out there about different forms of federal assistance, and a lot of confusion about the U.S. Small Business Administration’s role in helping homeowners, renters and businesses recover. The SBA is committed to the long-term recovery of the people and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. Don’t let...
I’m excited to announce the release of a report by the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development called “Heroes on the Homefront: Supporting Veteran Success as Small Business Owners.” This is the second report of its kind where task force members from seven agencies have come together to collaborate on small business issues that are unique to Veteran business owners. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) believes that two of America’s greatest assets are the service of our...
January 2 UPDATE: SBA has extended the deadline for award nominations to January 31, 2013. January 4 UPDATE: SBA has added a new National Small Business Week award, the Small Business Exporter of the Year. For detailed information about eligibility and required documents, please review the nomination guidelines for 2013. Do you know an outstanding small business deserving of recognition? We are now accepting nominations for the 2013 National Small Business Week Awards, including the prestigious Small Business Person of the Year...
In between the Black Friday sales and the Cyber Monday deals is Small Business Saturday (November 24th) – a day set aside to support the small businesses that play a vital role in creating jobs and economic opportunities all across the country. Small businesses are the back bone of our communities. And when we shop small, we not only get great products and services, but we support our neighbors and strengthen our local economies. Over the last two decades, small and new businesses have been responsible for creating two out of every three...
This week marks the 5th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Week. In our increasingly interconnected global economy, it’s important for American small businesses to have the tools to compete on the world stage. Ninety six percent of the world’s population lives outside of the United States, which represents a huge portion of the world’s buying power. That’s why President Obama set a goal to double exports by 2015. Here at the SBA, and across the Administration, we’ve made it a top...
by Anonymous, on Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 14:08
This week marks the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), an annual initiative taking place around the world with more than 35,000 events in 135 countries. The events recognize the economic and social contributions of innovative entrepreneurs and bring an unparalleled level of inspiration to those considering a path of entrepreneurship. As GEW inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs, we here at SBA share an equal commitment to help small businesses to start, grow and create jobs. Entrepreneurs learn quickly that...
by Anonymous, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 18:41
Global Entrepreneurship Week is an opportunity to celebrate innovative entrepreneurs and small business owners. In the U.S. alone there are 28 million small business owners and they create two out of every three new jobs in America. But, there are so many more people with the entrepreneurial spirit and I have the great fortune of meeting many of them through my travels. Global Entrepreneurship Week is a time to ensure America’s budding small business owners have more tools to help them turn their passion into business or turn that great...
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