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  • 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
  • In February, America celebrates and remembers the important milestones highlighted during Black History Month. Throughout our nation’s history, we have been united and inspired by the uniquely American dream that every person, with hard work and dedication, has the potential to achieve...
    February 07, 2013 - 4 comments
  • A major revision in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program more than triples the eligible contract amount, from $2 million to $6.5 million, the Agency will guarantee on surety bonds for both public and private contracts. What does this mean...
    February 06, 2013 - 2 comments
  •   Note: This post is authored by SBA's Presidential Innovation Fellows - Clay Johnson, Jed Wood, and Adam Becker.   This past summer, our team of Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIFs) was challenged by this Administration to—in the span of six months—make...
    February 04, 2013 - 9 comments
  •   Lenders:  Help take your customers to the next level as they expand their sales overseas! Today 96% of the world’s population is outside the United States, 76% of global GDP is outside the United States and those markets continue growing at twice pace as our domestic market....
    January 30, 2013 - 6 comments
  • Ninety days after Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast, the U.S. Small Business Administration crossed the $1 billion threshold of approved loans to more than 16,800 homeowners, renters and businesses. This makes Hurricane Sandy, in terms of SBA disaster lending, the third largest natural disaster...
    January 30, 2013 - 9 comments
  • Are you a woman-owned business looking to get a slice of the more than $400 billion dollar federal contracting pie? Under the new National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, the SBA will make changes to its Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program to help women-owned small businesses get...
    January 22, 2013 - 19 comments
  • Editor's Note: This blog is co-authored by GSA Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini and SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns. It was originally posted on GSA's blog. Sometimes small businesses looking to do business with the federal government just need a little help getting the process...
    January 18, 2013 - 5 comments
  •   Major events like the upcoming Presidential Inauguration are an opportunity to celebrate our democracy. They can also help boost business sales. If you’re planning ahead for a big event, like DC small business owners are for the Inauguration, you can maximize the benefits and minimize...
    January 17, 2013 - 5 comments

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