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  • In today's challenging economic environment, where small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs in the U.S., help for small businesses is more critical than ever before. A key foundation of success in business is to leverage data analysis to discover insights and make smarter...
    September 11, 2012 - 12 comments
  • The SBA is working hard to make sure small business owners and entrepreneurs have the access to capital they need to start and grow their businesses. This resulted in a record lending year in 2011, where we supported $30 billion in loans to over 60,000 small businesses. And while we’ve made...
    August 31, 2012 - 9 comments
  • When a friend or family member asks what you do to help small businesses, what do you say? I try to give them the three Cs explaining that the SBA provides assistance to small businesses through Counseling, Capital and Contracts.  Most people get it. What’s your favorite thing about...
    August 27, 2012 - 2 comments
  • I have the great privilege to meet with many amazing small business owners across the country. I get to hear their stories – stories about why they started a business, how their business improves their community, how business ownership has enriched their life, and often how SBA was an...
    August 27, 2012 - 5 comments
  • Today, SBA welcomed Adam Becker, Clay Johnson and Jed Wood as part of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program which pairs innovators from the private sector, non-profits, or academia with innovators in government to collaborate on game-changing solutions. SBA’s Presidential Innovation...
    August 23, 2012 - 4 comments
  • The health and success of the construction industry is critical to our nation’s economy. SBA knows that we must do all we can to make sure this sector grows, compete for contracting opportunities and create jobs. That is why SBA is proud to announce our new “Quick App” for surety...
    August 17, 2012 - 3 comments
  •   Today, I attended a meeting of the White House Rural Council, which focused on our coordinated response to historic drought conditions that are affecting communities across Rural America. Our goal at the SBA and across the Administration is making sure that these hard hit communities have...
    August 07, 2012 - 1 comments
  • Remember when Congress voted to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs and the President signed the bill into law back in December, 2011? Implementing laws however, and doing it right, often takes just a little more time. The...
    August 01, 2012 - 10 comments
  • Over the last three years, SBA has provided small businesses owners and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to not only survive, but thrive in tough economic times. We’ve supported more than $80 billion in loans to more than 150,000 businesses in tight credit markets and worked to bring 1,...
    July 27, 2012 - 12 comments
  • SBA has just concluded the public comment period for the size rules on the SBIR program.  As we had hoped, the input and comments we received on the rules were robust and included a wide range of opinions.   As we now begin the process of digesting the comments and evaluating how to...
    July 25, 2012 - 4 comments

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