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  • Note: This blog is by Erin Andrew, Assistant Administrator for SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership Although Women’s History Month only comes once a year, year round the SBA works to improve our outreach and services for women entrepreneurs, and to identify...
    March 08, 2014 - 7 comments
  • The Obama Administration has made small businesses a priority since the day the president stepped into office. He has cut taxes for small businesses 18 times and has raised the position of SBA administrator to Cabinet-level. Under President Obama, SBA has improved opportunities for small businesses...
    March 04, 2014 - 6 comments
  • SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone, or HUBZone Program, helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to government contracting opportunities. If your business is located in an area where business development and growth has been fairly limited, you...
    March 03, 2014 - 1 comments
  • In honor of African American History Month, SBA convened a roundtable with faith leaders, small business advocates, and non-profit organizations in the African American community to discuss how we can reduce barriers, increase economic mobility, and create ladders of opportunity through...
    February 28, 2014 - 2 comments
  • Exporting is one of the most effective ways for small firms to expand their markets and grow their businesses. In 2013, President Obama announced that the United States would begin negotiating a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) with the European Union. Why T-...
    February 25, 2014 - 5 comments
  • For the seventh consecutive year, SBA is looking for small businesses to partake in our highly successful Emerging Leaders executive-level training initiative that provides the tools they need to sustain and grow their businesses. The Emerging Leaders initiative is an intensive training program for...
    February 24, 2014 - 7 comments
  • When I was younger, my mother started a side business selling household goods, like figurines, pictures and other small items. I’d help out occasionally, accompanying her to purchase merchandise, sell items and track revenue. She started this business as a way to gain financial independence...
    February 18, 2014 - 1 comments
  • In order for small businesses to remain viable in a recovering economy, access to capital must remain an SBA priority.  At the same time, applying for and getting a commercial loan involves certain costs that may make borrowers think twice before making that commitment. Often times, small...
    February 14, 2014 - 7 comments
  • Editor's Note: This blog first appeared at Commerce.gov on February 7. BusinessUSA was named as one of six winners yesterday for the 2014 Igniting Innovation Award, which recognizes government and industry individuals and teams who bring innovative thinking through their IT products...
    February 07, 2014 - 2 comments
  • Fiscal year 2013—the period between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013—was one of the busiest in recent memory for SBA’s disaster assistance program. SBA approved a total of 46,817 disaster loans for $2.8 billion during FY 2013.  The majority of those loans were made to...
    February 05, 2014 - 1 comments

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