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  • I was thrilled to have been in Harlem last Friday where the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hosted a Small Business & Emerging Technologies Fair.   The Tech Fair was held in conjunction with Silicon Harlem’s 2nd Annual Tech Conference and was free to all.  Tons of...
    October 16, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Too often, small businesses don’t consider themselves at risk for a cyberattack. Maybe the business thinks it’s too small, or doesn’t think it carries anything worth stealing. But that’s far from the unfortunate reality. According to a 2013 Small Business Technology Survey...
    October 07, 2015 - 3 comments
  • Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for the 2016 National Small Business Week Awards.  Nominations are currently being accepted online at http://awards.sba.gov.For more than 50 years, SBA has recognized the...
    October 07, 2015 - 0 comments
  • 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

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