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  • Today, we recognize SBDC Day and the contributions of our Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) across the Nation. Over the last 40 years, countless small businesses have started or expanded with the help of SBDCs. SBDC Day unites the nearly 1,000 SBDCs nationwide, marking the effect they have...
    March 20, 2019
  • Julia Fields grew up in a family business that had a century of success before she took ownership in 2016. She was the fourth generation – and the first woman – to lead Birnn Chocolates of Vermont. She knew a lot about truffles, but she turned to the SBA to learn more about business....
    March 07, 2019
  • Written in cooperation with Lani Tito, Export Administration Specialist, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of CommerceEven though we know small businesses that export grow faster, add jobs faster, pay higher wages, and have better long-term financial success, we sometimes find that small...
    February 27, 2019
  • Two years ago today, I had the distinct honor of being sworn in as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. I was surrounded by my family – my husband, children, and six grandchildren – in Vice President Pence’s ceremonial office. My mother in Connecticut even...
    February 14, 2019
  • As a former small business owner and entrepreneur, I know first-hand the support, resources and access to networks and financing that entrepreneurs need. While there are many businesses that experience success, the fact remains that only half of all small businesses survive more than five years (...
    February 04, 2019
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration recently proposed new regulations to make it easier for small businesses to understand and comply with the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program’s requirements.These proposed changes will make the program a more attractive...
    December 11, 2018
  • If you are starting a small business, there is no shortage of advice on the steps you should take: registering your business name, getting a Tax ID, deciding on a business structure and applying for the needed permits and licenses. While these are all very important steps to take, a business plan...
    December 10, 2018
  • Millennials are believed to be among the largest generation in the United States, even on the cusp of surpassing the great generation of Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation. There is no doubt that Millennials have made their mark and their inclination for all things...
    November 21, 2018
  • Last week, I visited Florida communities recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael.  The SBA’s disaster assistance team is working long hours at local recovery centers, helping homeowners, renters and businesses navigate the challenges that come with financing the...
    November 05, 2018
  • During National Native American Heritage Month, we recognize the traditions, contributions and impact of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians in our communities and our nation. As an enrolled member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, it is with great pride that my work focuses on...
    November 01, 2018

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