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  • When a friend or family member asks what you do to help small businesses, what do you say?  I say I work for the Small Business Administration and we are the best resource for someone starting or growing a business.  Our SBA office partners with the SCORE Association and we have a...
    October 26, 2012 - 4 comments
  •   Earlier today, I joined hundreds of women-owned contracting firms at the Department of Defense Women-Owned Small Business Opportunity Forum in Alexandria, Virginia to announce a new partnership between the SBA and Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. (WIPP).  This partnership is...
    October 24, 2012 - 1 comments
  •   Did you know 95 percent of the world’s population lives outside the US? Are you a small business manufacturer? Have you considered exporting your goods?  The “Made in the USA” brand is strong and there’s a huge market out there for your products. All that is...
    October 22, 2012 - 1 comments
  • Small businesses are becoming a larger target for criminals seeking to access sensitive data because attackers are well aware that small businesses have limited resources or personnel dedicated to information system security. In an effort to combat cyber-attacks, the Department of Homeland Security...
    October 19, 2012 - 9 comments
  • Two years ago, SBA pioneered the federal government’s first regional cluster strategy and I’m proud to say we’ve already seen the tangible benefits of these investments: Our research shows small business participation in our 10 pilot clusters increased by more than 275...
    October 12, 2012 - 1 comments
  • Government contracting provides the leg-up small businesses need to meet their bottom line and become sustainable.  Here at the SBA, and across the Administration, we see government contracting as a win-win. The Federal government gets to work with some of the most innovative, forward-thinking...
    October 10, 2012 - 5 comments
  • Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the National Association of Women Business Owner’s (NAWBO) conference in Louisville. It was a chance to talk about the issues and the opportunities that women business owners and entrepreneurs face as they build innovative and successful companies...
    October 09, 2012 - 10 comments
  • [Update: the web chats have now concluded. You can view the archive of each chat below.] October is National Women’s Small Business Month.  Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the small business community.  Today, about 30 percent of small businesses...
    September 27, 2012 - 35 comments
  •   As Administrator of the SBA, I have the opportunity to travel around the country meeting with small business owners and entrepreneurs. As you talk to these men and women, and walk the shop floor of their facilities, you understand exactly why America’s small businesses are the...
    September 27, 2012 - 0 comments
  • A year ago, Vice President Biden and I visited a small manufacturer in Solon, Ohio. The company, Wrap Tite, used an SBA loan to purchase and renovate their new facility and to hire five new workers. While on the shopfloor of that plant, we announced that 13 of the nation’s largest banks had...
    September 24, 2012 - 7 comments

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