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  • Today, women-owned businesses are the fastest-growing segment of new businesses in our economy. In fact, an analysis by American Express suggests that the number of women-owned businesses has risen by 200,000 over the past year alone, which is equivalent to just under 550 new women-owned firms...
    March 11, 2013 - 11 comments
  • Last year the Small Business Administration held a series of regional roundtables with accelerators and universities, and one of the major takeaways was that universities could use a dedicated forum to discuss best practices and build new connections between academia and startup entrepreneurs....
    March 07, 2013 - 4 comments
  • Cuando un amigo o familiar te pregunta qué haces para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas, ¿qué les dices? Les digo que soy responsable de fortalecer la presencia de SBA en la comunidad, para que otros puedan realizar sus sueños de independencia económica, de...
    March 07, 2013 - 11 comments
  • The importance of privately owned businesses plays a significant role in economic development in our Native American communities. That is why SBA provides tools to encourage our Native American entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses that create jobs and grow economies.  I am very...
    March 06, 2013 - 4 comments
  • When a friend or family member asks what you do to help small businesses, what do you say? I say that I am responsible for reinforcing SBA’s presence in the community, so that others may realize their dreams of financial independence, of starting a business of their own, of creating jobs and...
    March 05, 2013 - 2 comments
  •   NOTE: The video submission deadline has been extended to April 22. Contest rules have also been updated.  Are you a small business exporter? Do you sell bowling balls to Bangladesh? Or dish towels to Delhi? Maybe you send laser technology to Lisbon? If you have a success story to tell...
    February 25, 2013 - 8 comments
  •   In conjunction with National Entrepreneurship Week (Feb 16-23, 2013), SBA is hosting a series of online briefings to discuss “crowdfunding” strategies for entrepreneurs.  The series is comprised of daily webinars Feb 19-21 and a free online briefer to showcase innovative...
    February 20, 2013 - 7 comments
  • For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking small businesses to partake in its highly successful Emerging Leaders executive-level training initiative that provides them with the tools they need to sustain and grow their businesses. Recruitment Underway Local...
    February 14, 2013 - 8 comments
  • Yesterday, I was in Memphis, Tenn., visiting the West Tennessee Ornamental Door Company, a thriving manufacturer of steel security doors, fences and gates for homes and businesses. The company received SBA loans to support the working capital needs of their business—and it’s now...
    February 14, 2013 - 5 comments
  • It’s February—that time of year filled with candy hearts, boxes of chocolate, and the chance to let the people you love know exactly how you feel.  While Cupid may be busy this Valentine’s day, we at the U.S. Small Business Administration are just as busy making sure that...
    February 08, 2013 - 9 comments

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