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  • When April Lukasik’s second child was born, she couldn’t find a childcare center that met her high standards. So she started her own – and a small business was born, too.“I had no experience, but as a mother and with a business background, I just put the two together,...
    October 01, 2018
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is committed to ensuring America’s 30 million small businesses have the resources they need to address any challenge they face – and no challenge is more daunting than a disaster like a hurricane, wildfire, flood, tornado or earthquake.SBA is on...
    September 10, 2018
  • Bob Hulchanski owns a machine shop in upstate New York and says offering a workplace retirement plan to his 11 full-time employees is a priority.“The reason we do a 401(k) is because we really care about our employees,” he said. “We know most Americans are not saving enough for...
    August 31, 2018
  • You’ve reached a turning point in your military career. You’re transitioning from active duty to civilian and are considering business ownership as your next move. Regardless of where you are in the entrepreneurial process – toying with a few business concepts or ready to...
    August 28, 2018
  • For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has served as our nation’s salute to small business owners, who create two out of every three net new jobs for Americans. Many household names were previous National Small Business Week award winners, including Ben and Jerry’s,...
    August 21, 2018
  • Over the past year, the U.S. Small Business Administration has helped thousands of residents and entrepreneurs in Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico rebuild their homes and businesses damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Many are still...
    August 14, 2018
  • 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.Since 1963, National Small Business Week has served as our nation’s salute to small business owners. That’s more than 50...
    August 09, 2018
  • If you’re shopping at a farmers’ market this summer, you’re likely enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables that are the end results of a season of hard work. You may also be supporting a business that’s just getting started.Entrepreneurs often use their local farm stand as...
    August 08, 2018
  • Recently the United States Government announced several new tariff increases.  The U.S. Department of Commerce implemented tariffs on steel and aluminum imports for national security reasons.  Separately, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced tariffs to combat unfair trade...
    August 08, 2018
  • Melissa Wegman’s family has owned a small business in Ohio for 51 years, but she’s worried about finding the skilled workers she needs to ensure the modular furniture systems company continues to grow.“With the economy as strong as it is, we are looking feverishly for people who...
    August 02, 2018

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