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  • 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
  • Earlier this week, SBA Administrator Karen Mills and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden held a Google+ Hangout with a small business that helped NASA land the Curiosity rover on Mars. Staff from ATA Engineering joined the Hangout to explain their role in the Mars Science Laboratory and how small...
    September 21, 2012 - 3 comments
  • Life after 50 opens the door to many opportunities and new interests, and being retired or near retirement may give you the time, resources and experience that will allow you to be more passionate about these than you have ever been before. It may be time to find the answer to the “what...
    September 21, 2012 - 0 comments
  •  When a friend or family member asks what you do to help small businesses, what do you say? SBA assists with creating and fostering of small businesses through financial, technical, and contract assistance. What’s your favorite thing about what the SBA does for small businesses? SBA...
    September 20, 2012 - 1 comments
  • Desde su fundación, millones de personas han arribado a los Estados Unidos con la visión de alcanzar un futuro mejor para ellas y sus familias. La historia de los Estados Unidos tiene sus raíces en la travesía de todas esas personas. El Mes Nacional de la Herencia...
    September 18, 2012 - 1 comments
  •   From our founding, people have come to America’s shores with a vision for a better future for themselves and their families. America’s story is rooted in the journey of these individuals. And National Hispanic Heritage month is an opportunity to not only recognize the enormous...
    September 18, 2012 - 0 comments

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