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  • With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and the full holiday retail season just around the corner, it’s an ideal time for small businesses to focus on safeguarding against cyber-vandalism and to be watchful of their cybersecurity practices. Small businesses in particular are...
    November 20, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Today the SBA recognizes Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), celebrating women-owned businesses in the United States. In the same spirit of Wendy Diamond, who founded WED after volunteering with a foundation that provides microcredit to low income women in Honduras, the SBA has helped many...
    November 19, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Today, I am proud to announce a new video series from (www.BizMyWay.com and www.sba.gov) SBA’s Millennial outreach initiative, My Brother’s Keeper.  Millennials are an irreplaceable part of the entrepreneurial community. Studies show that Millennials represent the most diverse age...
    November 19, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Please join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1pm ET for a Twitter chat on holiday marketing. We’ll be sharing tips and tricks for small business owners to succeed during the holiday shopping season, including how to make the most of Small Business Saturday. Follow along and share your...
    November 12, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Recently, I had the pleasure of having lunch with three talented and dedicated SBA veterans (you can see the picture below). From right to left, you will first see Brian Goodrow, who is a Senior Field Operations Specialist and formerly flew planes as a naval officer. Next is Michael Cox, a Surety...
    November 10, 2015 - 0 comments
  •  (photo courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)   On October 17, more than 400 high school and college students representing the Los Angeles Unified School District—specifically Compton and Inglewood—participated in the first day long Careers in Film...
    November 10, 2015 - 3 comments
  • More and more small businesses today are realizing the importance of the international market for growing their sales and diversifying their customer base.  After all, 96% of the world’s consumers are outside the US, and two-thirds of the anticipated growth in GDP will happen in foreign...
    November 09, 2015 - 0 comments
  • During National Veterans Small Business Week Nov. 2-6, veteran-owned small businesses have been able to expand their supply chain opportunities through SBA’s American Supplier Initiative matchmaking events.These events provide veteran-owned small businesses the tools required to become...
    November 06, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Our military veterans have made priceless contributions to the peace and security of our nation.   Each year, thousands of veterans transition to civilian life.  Many of them decide to use the discipline, skills and leadership abilities they cultivated while in the military to build...
    November 05, 2015 - 1 comments
  • As we celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week, the strides made by women veteran entrepreneurship - despite the obstacles - are a source of pride and inspiration to me.As a woman, a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and someone who has started her own business, I’m excited about...
    November 04, 2015 - 1 comments

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