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  • 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
  • Eight years ago, a Turkish immigrant living in upstate New York saw an ad for a shuttered yogurt plant not far from his home. Where others saw an outdated, old factory, he saw an opportunity and a burgeoning business plan. He purchased the facility using a U.S. Small Business Administration-backed...
    June 28, 2013 - 11 comments
  • Today, there are more than 1.4 million LGBT-owned small businesses in the United States. These businesses play an important role in our economy and our communities. At the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), we are working with the LGBT community to spur entrepreneurial activity and to...
    June 27, 2013 - 7 comments
  • When the President challenged the nation to double exports in five years, U.S. government agencies worked closely together to increase access to export financing and foreign market opportunities. Under a new, multi-agency initiative, several federal agencies collaborated to combine their trade...
    June 26, 2013 - 3 comments
  • One of the biggest challenges to both current and potential exporters is access to accurate, reliable information about the markets they want to tap. One of the most common ways large exporters address this issue is by contracting “expert” help in each country or region where they do...
    June 21, 2013 - 7 comments
  • Note: This blog is jointly authored by SBA Administrator Karen Mills and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  It first appeared on Whitehouse.gov on June 19. This week is National Small Business Week. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), along with...
    June 19, 2013 - 2 comments
  • This year marks the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week.  Although things have certainly changed since President Kennedy signed the first Presidential Proclamation in 1963, one thing that hasn’t changed is America’s entrepreneurial spirit and the important role that...
    June 14, 2013 - 2 comments
  •   SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, June 17-21. This year we are taking the show on the road offering educational panels and workshops on topics like how to start business, social media 101, how to protect your business against cyber security threats, how to...
    June 10, 2013 - 3 comments

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