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  •  NOTE: The video submission deadline has been extended to April 22. Contest rules have also been updated. Are you a small business exporter? Do you sell bowling balls to Bangladesh? Or dish towels to Delhi? Maybe you send laser technology to Lisbon? If you have a success story to tell...
    February 25, 2013 - 8 comments
  •   In conjunction with National Entrepreneurship Week (Feb 16-23, 2013), SBA is hosting a series of online briefings to discuss “crowdfunding” strategies for entrepreneurs.  The series is comprised of daily webinars Feb 19-21 and a free online briefer to showcase innovative...
    February 20, 2013 - 7 comments
  • For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking small businesses to partake in its highly successful Emerging Leaders executive-level training initiative that provides them with the tools they need to sustain and grow their businesses. Recruitment Underway Local...
    February 14, 2013 - 8 comments
  • 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

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