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  • The National Association of Investment Companies hosted its 45th annual meeting October 6 in New York City.  It was one of the largest gatherings of diverse and emerging alternative investors in the world.  Given that the Small Business Investment Company’s (SBIC) program supports...
    October 07, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Administrator Contreras-Sweet and I are proud to have recently published the SBIC Program's comprehensive annual report - link here:  http://1.usa.gov/1MT8AIP.  As our leader states, "this analysis is part of our agency's continued effort to deliver transparency,...
    October 05, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Women’s entrepreneurship is on the rise, according to preliminary data from U.S. Census Bureau, which shows that women are increasingly becoming small business owners. U.S. business ownership rose 27.5 percent for women, and overall, America added one million net, new businesses from 2007 to...
    October 02, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Editors note: This blog is coauthored by Nate Yohannes, Senior Advisor of Investment and InnovationFor American businesses to flourish in this highly competitive global economy, it’s fundamental that they have the tools to succeed. Although the United States is the originator of broadband and...
    September 25, 2015 - 1 comments
  • This year was a flagship year for the SBIR and STTR programs, with equal parts achievement, exhilaration and groundbreaking.  None of this would be possible without the amazing work of the eleven agencies: Environmental Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National...
    September 24, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Half a day of travel at 450mph makes me ponder the vast expanse of land and ocean our country spans.   It also reminds me of how technology has changed our lives for the better in almost every respect.  The University of Hawaii in partnership with the Hawaii Business Roundtable and...
    September 24, 2015 - 1 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeks nominations from four veteran service or military organizations to serve on the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development Task Force.At the President’s direction, SBA leads the task force, which includes representation...
    September 18, 2015 - 0 comments
  • You start a new business funded by the savings of your family and friends. You feel a heavy weight. You work harder than you ever have to perfect your product, open your doors, manage your working capital and execute your plan. You start bringing in revenues. You even make a hire or two. You’...
    September 10, 2015 - 1 comments
  • September 5th, 1882, was a Tuesday. That day, five local unions in New York City reserved the city’s largest park for a massive celebration of its laborers. The organizers were concerned no one would show up on a work day. But on that Tuesday, 20,000 people came out to celebrate. One...
    September 04, 2015 - 4 comments
  • The most competitive companies in your portfolios are those that have proven themselves by succeeding in international markets.  But, they often need additional working capital to expand into new markets and fill orders.  Are you supporting them in their growth and profiting from their...
    September 04, 2015 - 0 comments

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