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  • We are all aware of the tremendous sacrifices members of our military make to defend our country and our citizens. But we may not be aware that military spouses make incredible sacrifices as well.  One of them may be their own careers as they frequently move, often to remote areas, in support...
    June 14, 2017
  • We get it: the idea of exporting can be intimidating. From language and cultural differences to finance and technical concerns, going global is a challenge. However, it also can be extremely rewarding and profitable. In fact, small businesses engaged in exporting on average stay in business longer...
    May 15, 2017
  • As the world's largest economy and the largest exporter and importer of goods and services, trade is critical to America's prosperity. Leading the way are small and medium-sized U.S. businesses who account for nearly 98 percent of the roughly 300,000 companies that export.  In...
    May 09, 2017
  • SBA Administrator Linda McMahon meets with Connecticut District DirectorAnne Hunt and Frank Alvarado of the SBA’s Bridgeport office “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.”This quote, attributed to Winston Churchill though often disputed as to...
    April 27, 2017
  • Once upon a time….It’s the classic opening to our favorite fairy tales. As children we dream of magic potions and knights in shining armor that will provide our happily ever after. How were we to know that our own hard work, skill and determination could be far more effective?Once upon...
    April 21, 2017
  •  Entrepreneurs know that every small business starts with taking a risk.We have an idea for a product or service, but even the best ideas require a leap of faith. Whether it is our money or time or the security of working for someone else, we put ourselves on the line when we pursue our goals...
    March 30, 2017
  • The stage was set – two maroon club chairs in front of the official podium, the American flag and the flag of the Small Business Administration placed against the deep blue curtain. Hundreds of chairs set up across the vast Eisenhower Conference Room at SBA headquarters for a live audience;...
    March 15, 2017
  • As Washington prepares for inauguration, a study released today conducted by the Library of Congress’ Federal Research Division provides insight into a topic that interests every Administration – private sector job creation. Everyone seems to know that our economy benefits when big...
    January 18, 2017
  • What a year! From holiday marketing to low cost business ideas, we’ve covered a lot. So before we close out 2016, allow us to highlight the top ten articles that you read the most (by number of views).A Simple Cash Flow Spreadsheet Anybody Can Use | Views: 35,881If there's just one formal...
    December 22, 2016
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) is proud to support veteran, service member, and military spouse entrepreneurs during National Veterans Small Business Week and beyond.  Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Lindsey...
    November 04, 2016

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