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  • Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for SBA’s National Small Business Week awards.National Small Business Week has served as our nation’s salute to small business owners. That’s more than 50 years of...
    September 15, 2016 - 0 comments
  • It was almost 100 years ago, on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified and women in America won the right to vote. As history (or her story) tells us, this right wasn’t won easily. It took three generations of brilliant, brave and unrelenting women to...
    August 26, 2016 - 2 comments
  • 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

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