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  • Recently, I participated in the 6th Annual National Hunger Seder at the U.S. Capitol. The event, organized by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and MAZON, brought together Members of Congress, faith and community groups and other Administration officials for a model Passover Seder designed to...
    April 24, 2014 - 4 comments
  • President Barack Obama recently proclaimed April National Financial Capability Month. Recognizing the importance of financial planning in achieving the American Dream, this month calls on individuals to empower themselves by seeking knowledge and tools for strong financial capability. In today...
    April 18, 2014 - 4 comments
  • Note: this post is by Donna J. Butler, SBA’s Senior Sustainability Officer & Deputy Chief Operating Officer   SBA helps small businesses find solutions to make their operations run efficiently. That’s why this Earth Day and every day SBA encourages small businesses...
    April 18, 2014 - 4 comments
  • If you’re a woman-owned small business looking to contract with the federal government and seeking assistance on how to navigate in the federal procurement arena, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has good news for you! In FY 2012, the federal government awarded $16.1 billion in...
    April 17, 2014 - 5 comments
  • Are you a self-starter? Do you have a general-management skill set? Are you used to constantly changing roles and responsibilities? Are you disciplined and focused? Are you risk-tolerant and able to manage stress?These are the threshold questions that SBA counselors ask every day to help...
    April 16, 2014 - 3 comments
  • Access to capital is the number one concern for entrepreneurs and small business owners. However, as an entrepreneur or small business owner, are you prepared to access capital for your business? SBA and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. have teamed up for a webinar series this month to help...
    April 11, 2014 - 4 comments
  • At the SBA, one of our core objectives is to provide access to capital, but that’s not the end of our commitment to America’s small business owners. It’s the beginning. We know small businesses need reliable lending to grow, but we also know it’s important to provide...
    April 11, 2014 - 4 comments
  • I had the pleasure to recently participate in the White House Business Council and Office of Public Engagement’s Roundtable with Muslim-American Business Leaders that brought together the business and faith-based community for a dialogue on how to support small businesses that start, grow and...
    April 10, 2014 - 4 comments
  • These U.S. Small Business Administration resource partners have almost 1,500 locations across the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico to help veterans who want to start their own business or grow an existing business.  All partners can advise veterans on small business loans and provide...
    April 08, 2014 - 1 comments
  • Today, with appreciation and humility, I begin my work as SBA Administrator and a relentless advocate for America’s 28 million small businesses.   My journey as a first-generation immigrant born in Guadalajara, Mexico, to President Obama’s cabinet is one that could...
    April 07, 2014 - 9 comments

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