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  • For this blog about Hurricane Season preparedness, we thought it would make sense to get some business continuity tips from a real expert—a business owner who survived multiple disasters. Three Brothers Bakery, a 69-year-old business owned by Janice and Robert Jucker, suffered losses of...
  • National Small Business Week shines a spotlight on our nation’s 30 million small businesses. Through awards ceremonies, media interviews and community events, we honor entrepreneurs whose achievements stand out. As an entrepreneur myself, I know the hard work that goes in to starting and...
  • (AP Photo)Robert Jucker begins post-hurricane cleanup behind the bakery.Janice Jucker and her husband Robert were preparing to fill bakery orders for their Houston-area client’s Rosh Hashanah celebrations last August 25 when Hurricane Harvey hit.  Four days and more than 30 inches of...
  • SBA salutes women entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day and announces expansion of Women’s Business CentersLast summer I met an entrepreneur who told me her business simply would not exist without the loan she got through the SBA.Her name is Dianne, and she never thought she’...
  • February 14 celebrates a day of love and commitment. It’s not only Valentine’s Day – it marks the beginning of my second year leading the SBA. And I feel more committed than ever to doing what I love – helping America’s 30 million small businesses succeed.Small...
  • Entrepreneurship is part of African Americans’ history… and future   Damon Hopson wasn’t sure his professional cleaning company, Consultant Services, Inc., could remain in business when his clients were past due on invoices, but an SBA-guaranteed loan in 2007 helped him...
  • Your friends and relatives are special. This holiday season, the gifts you give them should be special, too!Big box stores are making a play for Black Friday and online retailers are selling Cyber Monday. Tucked in between, Small Business Saturday celebrates the local stores that make YOUR...
  • Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Greg Lyles and his son Chandler, a retired USAF Airman, turned their love of barbecue into a successful business that has generated over $1 million in sales in the past year alone.The idea for Lyles BBQ was sparked while the two were transitioning out of the...
  • With Veterans Day around the corner, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors the men and women who not only serve our country abroad, but also continue their service at home as small business owners. From fighting for freedom to creating jobs, our service members and their spouses are an...
  • October is National Women’s Small Business MonthSeems hard to believe today, but thirty years ago, some state laws prevented women from getting a business loan without having a male relative co-sign for it.  That changed in 1988 with the passage of a federal bill known as HR 5050, which...

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