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  • For the past two days it has been my pleasure to meet with our partners and entrepreneurs in Dallas. As part of my trip, I visited the Fort Worth Disaster Processing and Disbursement Center. Historically, SBA plays a significant role in the federal government’s disaster relief efforts, even...
    September 01, 2015 - 0 comments
  • America’s current unemployment rate of 5.3% has not been this low since before the recession in 2008.  However, recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tell a different story for youth.  According to BLS, the unemployment for youth ages 16- to 24 years old is 12.2%...
    August 31, 2015 - 0 comments
  • As a small business owner, you know that being forced to close your doors, even for a day, is a costly setback.  Typically, it’s often the seemingly isolated incident, not the mega-disaster, that causes power outages and the interconnected fallout affecting your clients, employees, and...
    August 31, 2015 - 1 comments
  • We have been working with our network of 68 field offices across the land and hundreds of resource partners which include Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veteran’s Business Outreach Centers and Growth Accelerators to more effectively reach constituents...
    August 26, 2015 - 1 comments
  • It was in 1920 when women in the United States were granted the right to vote, and women have continued to move in an upward direction ever since.  Women’s Equality Day is a chance to reflect on how far women have come and on the glass ceilings we have yet to break.There has been a...
    August 26, 2015 - 2 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans start, build, grow and capitalize businesses.  In 1953, President Eisenhower established the SBA as an independent agency of the federal government to protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive...
    August 25, 2015 - 1 comments
  • The SBIR Road Tour continues and the stop in Seattle on August 19 was a great success with entrepreneurs, innovator and capital pools talking about cutting-edge technology and scientific development.   The following day’s discussions in Portland were also amazing. The SBA’s...
    August 20, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Earlier today, I met with business leaders in Montana's "Hub of Five Valleys", a state known for fresh air, wide open spaces and being ranked second in craft breweries per capita.  We had a wide-ranging discussion which covered early stage venture capital, growth capital...
    August 19, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Montana is blessed with incredibly beautiful landscapes and arresting open spaces which makes it the perfect place to kick off the last leg of the SBIR Road Tour.  SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive innovation, research and technology funding opportunity...
    August 18, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Note: This post originally appeared on the White House blog. It is authored by Jason Miller, Deputy Assistant to the President and the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.Summary: We applaud new legislation that's helping startups scale up production in the United States. The...
    August 18, 2015 - 1 comments

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