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  • Businesses in Napa are assessing the damage caused by the August 24, 2014 earthquake.  The South Napa Earthquake shook the Northern California wine country at 3:20 a.m., causing damages to homes, commercial properties and the local infrastructure.  Rewind to August 23, 2011.  A...
    August 29, 2014 - 2 comments
  • The energy in the room was inspiring as 11 veteran and veteran spouse entrepreneurs took the stage to be honored as Champions of Change on August 27.  Invited to the White House to be honored for their extraordinary achievements, these “Champions” are community leaders who empower...
    August 28, 2014 - 3 comments
  • Note: the live event has now concluded. You can watch the entire Q...
    August 27, 2014 - 3 comments
  • Looking for tips on how to start or grow a business? Gain insight from the expert, join SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet as she answers your questions during a live Google Hangout-On-Air on August 27. The Hangout will be hosted on the  Google Small Business Community. You can submit...
    August 21, 2014 - 18 comments
  • For half a century, thousands of seasoned American executives and retired business owners have provided pro bono consulting services to 10 ½ million American entrepreneurs. These volunteers aren’t in it for money, fame or glory. They give back because they’ve accumulated a...
    August 14, 2014 - 10 comments
  • Editor's Note: This blog first appeared at Commerce.gov on July 10, 2014. Small businesses are growing at unprecedented rates. They employ about half – 55 million – of the nation’s private workforce and account for 99.7% percent of all employers in the U.S. Through...
    August 07, 2014 - 19 comments
  • If you take a moment to think about traveling cross country by train, you probably don’t imagine a bunch of 20-somethings riding along immersed in an intensive entrepreneurship thought session. You probably wouldn’t even think there would be a lot of entrepreneurial experiences and...
    August 07, 2014 - 7 comments
  • For the first time in 8 years, the federal government has met its annual 23% goal for small business contracting thanks to the SBA and President Obama’s commitment to ensuring small businesses earn federal contracts. This has resulted in more than $83 billion dollars of revenue for small...
    August 01, 2014 - 9 comments
  • Today on Capitol Hill, I joined leaders of JP Morgan Chase as they announced a five-year, $30 million philanthropic investment to support the pioneering work of American small businesses joining “regional clusters.” Clusters are public-private partnerships that convene a region’s...
    July 22, 2014 - 9 comments
  • It has been an exhilarating first 100 days on the job. When I was sworn in as SBA Administrator in April, I promised to “get more loans into the hands of entrepreneurs who reflect the diversity of America by making it easier for community banks and microlenders to become our partners....
    July 15, 2014 - 11 comments

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