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  • 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
  • Did you know that cyber security is now one of the most debated topics in the world, mostly because all daily business is conducted over the internet?  Hacking in to restricted files and stealing private data are common examples of a breach in cyber security. SBA is offering a free online...
    November 05, 2013 - 3 comments
  • With electronic and mobile payments becoming increasing more popular, it’s time to consider whether these forms of payments are a good fit for your business. We understand that small businesses don’t necessarily have the time or employee power to research the pros and cons of electronic...
    November 04, 2013 - 7 comments
  • Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who have served our country.   At the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), we work day in and day out on programs to serve our nation’s veterans as they look to start or grow a business.  Today, I’m...
    November 04, 2013 - 2 comments
  • Note: This blog is by Erin Andrew, Assistant Administrator for SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership October marks a very important milestone for women and for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This month we celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month and...
    October 31, 2013 - 9 comments
  • At SBA we’re always looking for ways we can better serve our customers—small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business.  And we’re constantly looking for ways we can make it easier and cheaper for small business owners to reinvest in their...
    October 30, 2013 - 2 comments

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