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  • America’s 28 million small business owners drive job creation and innovation across our economy. They are responsible for creating two out of three net new private sector jobs in our communities. Many of these businesses start with shoestring budgets and small staffs of dedicated people...
    July 17, 2013 - 12 comments
  • Note: This blog is by Pravina Raghavan, Director, SBA Office of Investments & Innovation On Friday, July 19, 16 diverse business accelerators from across the country will gather at Washington, D.C. accelerator, 1776, to pitch their programs as part of the inaugural Accelerator Demo Day--...
    July 15, 2013 - 2 comments
  • On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall resulting in major flooding, extensive structural damage, and significant loss of life.  Thousands of individuals were displaced, millions lost power, and business ecosystems were disrupted throughout the region.  In fact, small...
    July 10, 2013 - 6 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Native American Contractors Association (NACA) have signed a strategic alliance memorandum to widen our reach to Native American entrepreneurs and boost entrepreneurship opportunities. SBA continues to work to impact our Native American small business...
    July 09, 2013 - 3 comments
  • SBA Announces Request for Proposals to Conduct Supply Chain Mapping Analysis and Matchmaking How do we build ecosystems of entrepreneurship that can make regional economies more competitive and attract more manufacturing back to the United States? Today, many cities and communities are looking...
    July 08, 2013 - 5 comments
  • On this Fourth of July, as we celebrate our freedoms, I want share with you the ways SBA and the Office of Veterans Business Development are celebrating veteran entrepreneurs.  The Administration and SBA are committed to ensuring that the federal government continues their dedication to our...
    July 03, 2013 - 4 comments
  • According to the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries’ 2013 Spring Travel Forecast, international travel to the United States is expected to increase through 2018. And a recently released report by the U.S. Travel Association indicated that in 2012 spending by international travelers to...
    July 02, 2013 - 5 comments
  • Accelerators represent the next frontier in commercial success for startups. That’s why SBA, in partnership with Global Accelerator Network, will host business accelerators from across the country for “Accelerator Demo Day” on July 19th in Washington, DC. Whether in the form of...
    July 02, 2013 - 2 comments
  • In FY 2012, the federal government made real progress toward delivering 23 percent of eligible federal contracting dollars to small businesses, with 22.25 percent going to small businesses compared to 21.65 percent in FY 2011.  We also made significant impact in several key areas of small...
    July 02, 2013 - 3 comments
  • If you missed out on National Small Business Week (June 17-21), you are in luck. We’re keeping the conversation alive via a Twitter Q&A on July 9 at 2 p.m. ET.  How small businesses can break into supply chains was among one of the more popular topics covered this year.  So...
    June 28, 2013 - 6 comments

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