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  • 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
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a Twitter Chat for young entrepreneurs in recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week (February 15-22) to learn how to turn their business idea into a reality, the steps to starting a business, and the know-how needed to help their businesses...
    January 31, 2014 - 17 comments
  • SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs will take another step to expand outreach to American Indian communities and American Indian owned businesses when we join the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) on Feb. 4, 2014, to sign a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM). Together, SBA and...
    January 31, 2014 - 1 comments
  • Editor's note: This was originally posted on Yelp's blog.   Sharing what you dig and what you don’t is nothing new, but today this consumer word-of-mouth happens at lightning speed online, in the form of reviews. What’s more is that in a recent national survey, 85% of...
    January 21, 2014 - 5 comments
  • On January 17, 1994 at 4:31 a.m., Los Angeles area residents were rudely awakened by a 6.7 magnitude  earthquake. The Northridge Earthquake was felt as far away as Las Vegas, 265 miles away. The toll was devastating: an estimated $20 billion in damages, 60 people killed, and more than 40,000...
    January 16, 2014 - 5 comments
  • Are you an owner of a small disadvantaged business seeking to be certified in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program and to become competitively viable in the federal marketplace?   Each year, companies graduate from the 8(a) program with the...
    January 03, 2014 - 6 comments
  • Nearly every day, we post a new blog article on a helpful “how-to” topic for small business owners. Recognizing that as a small business owner, you’re strapped for time and don’t always have the personnel to research the “business” side of things, our goal is to...
    December 23, 2013 - 24 comments
  • Did you know that each year the SBA helps more than one million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners? And if you are ready to start a new chapter or turn a new leaf, SBA can help you start or grow your business. SBA directs a national entrepreneurial network that provides mentoring,...
    December 11, 2013 - 11 comments
  • Ed. Note: This blog is by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement and first appeared on WhiteHouse.gov This Saturday, November 30th, I will join a number of White House and Cabinet Officials, along with...
    November 30, 2013 - 13 comments

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