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  • Reducing the gap between female and male labor force participation translates to faster economic growth. The McKinsey Global Institute reports that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 simply by advancing women’s equality.Recently, the Small Business Administration’s Office...
    May 13, 2016 - 0 comments
  • During the week of April 25th, the atmosphere was electric and the noise was thunderous at Hannover Messe, where U.S. small businesses were actively marketing and selling their products and services at a premier international trade show for industrial products and capital goods held annually in...
    May 12, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Like the ripples created when a pebble is tossed into a pool, the right data made public in a room of people who care creates a positive stir.  On May 10, CrunchBase, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hosted an event in San...
    May 11, 2016 - 0 comments
  • SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet kicked off National Small Business Week 2016 on May 1st at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. at a dinner honoring “entrepreneurs, mom and pops, manufacturers, hackers, disruptors, and innovators”. SBA hosted...
    May 11, 2016 - 0 comments
  • I love to tell the story of Parag Mehta and Hitesh Kothari. Parag and Mehta are best friends who grew up together in Gujarat, India. They came to the United States in 1983 and, with the help of a half-million dollar SBA-backed loan, bought and ran the oldest hardware store in Connecticut with a...
    May 06, 2016 - 1 comments
  • As a nine-year-old, problem solving for me took the form of imitating my baseball idols Mark Grace, Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs. Watching a Little League game, I realized most of the kids were slowly running the bases after a hit, not allowing teams to rack up the points they...
    May 04, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Each year, the United States government spends nearly half a trillion dollars on goods and services, making it the largest consumer of goods and services in the world. By statute, it must ensure that at least 23 percent of those dollars flow to American small businesses – thereby creating and...
    May 04, 2016 - 0 comments
  • What creates two out of three net new American jobs; produces close to half of our nation’s goods and services (nonfarm private GDP); and can be found, coast to coast, in every small town, big city and rural enclave?The 28 million small businesses that propel our economy forward and define...
    April 26, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Editor's note: This blog first appeared on LinkedIn.America’s small business community is an economic powerhouse. Their sweat and labor creates two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. and contributes almost half of the nation’s economic productivity. Yet the latest research...
    April 05, 2016 - 4 comments
  • César Chávez once said, “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” He understood that empowering local...
    March 31, 2016 - 0 comments

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