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  • National Small Business Week, got off to the races yesterday. NSBW is the marquee event of our agency and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet used Emerge in Miami to unveil a much sleeker, significantly more efficient, robust and modern SBIR.gov web platform! This platform serves as the...
    May 05, 2015 - 0 comments
  • On her first anniversary as the SBA Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet announced the opening of the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program application period.  This is the fourth year of the STEP Program awards and the Agency is able to offer STEP awards, ranging in value from $750,...
    May 05, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Every year since 1963, the President has signed a proclamation declaring National Small Business Week.  Today, at the eMerge Conference in the melting pot of Miami, I kicked off the week by reminding America’s entrepreneurs to “dream big, start small.”The U.S. Small Business...
    May 04, 2015 - 3 comments
  • There is no denying the positive influence small businesses have on our nation’s economy. During National Small Business Week we honor their hard work and contributions to our communities. We are kicking off the festivities with live events with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet in...
    May 04, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Imagine stepping into your store, restaurant, or the office space where you run your business, a day or two after the wildfire has been contained, the tornado has passed, or floodwaters have receded.First come the hard questions."How much is it going to cost me to rebuild?" "Do I...
    April 28, 2015 - 0 comments
  • With apologies to baseball and your mother’s apple pie, nothing is more American than National Small Business Week.Our country was founded by risk-taking pioneers in search of new horizons. More than two centuries later, what sets America apart in the world is the willingness of our...
    April 27, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Actually, any sale is a gift until you get paid.  But exporters are especially concerned, since their buyers might be 10,000 miles away!So, understanding the four basic ways to get paid for an international order is important.  The method you select will affect the risk you bear, the size...
    April 27, 2015 - 2 comments
  • It is an understatement to say I love Chicago. I love visiting it.  It is where I first lived as a young adult right after college and grad school and where I met my beautiful and smart wife, hi Lori.So it was exciting to come and participate at Big Path Capital's Impact Capitalism...
    April 22, 2015 - 1 comments
  • During this past weekend Nate Yohannes, my Senior Advisor, and I did the startup pitching rounds in our nation's capital.On Friday night Nate was a judge at Mark Cuban's Recess, the college version of ABC's Shark Tank ("from dorm room to board room"). Recess is a music...
    April 14, 2015 - 5 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has taken a dual approach to sustainability this Earth Day. The SBA is leading by example by reducing the environmental impact of our own operations while continuing to offer resources to small businesses who are interested in “going green.”...
    April 14, 2015 - 3 comments

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