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SBA Modernization Is Unlocking Commercial Capital

One year ago, I took my oath to lead the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the...

April 13, 2015


Spring has sprung: Entrepreneurs pitch their ideas...

During this past weekend Nate Yohannes, my Senior Advisor, and I did the startup pitching...

April 14, 2015

Latest Blogs by Category

Starting a Business

Small Business Development Centers – Get Help Starting and...

Need help getting your business off the ground? Baffled by the steps involved? Looking to break into new markets or take advantage of the...

March 11, 2015

Managing a Business

Rules: Can You and Will You Follow Them as a Franchise Owner?

I’ve consulted with a lot of prospective franchise owners over the years. Just about every time I ask the question, “Are you ok with...

April 21, 2015


April is National Financial Capability Month

April is National Financial Capability Month! According to the findings of a 2014 Intuit study, more than 40 percent of U.S. small...

April 08, 2015


How to Become a Small Business Government Contractor of Choice

So you think you're ready to sell to the government, but is the government ready to buy from you? Government buyers are a discerning group....

March 18, 2015

Health Care

At the Crossroads of Health Care and Innovation

Note: This blog is authored by Rhett Buttle, Director of Private Sector Engagement at the Department of Health and Human Services. It...

April 03, 2015

Industry Word

5 Factors of Audit Risk for Small Businesses

While your risk of being audited is low and likely to stay low according to the IRS commissioner*, it’s still scary to think you may find...

April 16, 2015

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