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  • Are you a small business owner located in or relocating to an economically distressed urban or rural community? Is your company seeking a competitive advantage in the federal contracting arena?  Each year, thousands of companies have expanded and grown thanks to their participation in the U.S...
    November 21, 2013 - 3 comments
  • Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for the 2014 National Small Business Week Awards.  Nominations are currently being accepted online at http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/. For more than 50 years, National...
    November 21, 2013 - 4 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is excited to work with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to support and celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are the backbone of our economy and the foundation of our middle class....
    November 20, 2013 - 1 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration today introduced a video in recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), to encourage and inspire entrepreneurs to collaborate, innovate, and explore international business opportunities. GEW brings together innovators and job creators who launch...
    November 19, 2013 - 4 comments
  • November marks an important time in our history and in the history of Native Americans in this country. This month, the U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating National Native American Heritage Month. And we're working hard to help build entrepreneurial empowerment for American Indian...
    November 14, 2013 - 3 comments
  • Think Big! The popular admonition is a forceful reminder of the power of positive thinking, encouraging us to push toward growth and higher achievements. In the entrepreneurial world, “thinking big” usually calls for hefty investments. If you’re a big corporation that may not be...
    November 12, 2013 - 2 comments
  • This week, in the lead up to Veterans Day, the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) has been celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative on the part of the SBA to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and business owners.  We owe our nation’s veterans a debt of...
    November 08, 2013 - 14 comments
  • Unusual weather patterns in the last few years have wreaked havoc on small business owners across the U.S. Those who were unprepared when big storms occurred faced financial losses caused by power outages, supply chain disruptions and temporary shutdowns. According to the National Oceanic and...
    November 06, 2013 - 4 comments
  • Note: This blog is by Ann Marie Mehlum, Associate Administrator, SBA Office of Capital Access For businesses both large and small, access to short and long-term working capital can often be a challenge.  - Whether it’s a contractor juggling a few jobs at one time, or a store...
    November 06, 2013 - 7 comments
  • Detroit has seen recent challenges, but at its core it’s a city of dynamic entrepreneurial activity. The city of Detroit’s recent bankruptcy has created uncertainty for small businesses in the area– particularly for small city contractors – at the same time that the recovery...
    November 06, 2013 - 2 comments

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