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  • Today, more than 250,000 service members are transitioning each year from the military to civilian life. These men and women are proven leaders and they have the skills and experience needed to be outstanding business leaders. Veterans over-index in entrepreneurship.  One in seven veterans are...
    July 23, 2012 - 15 comments
  •   With small businesses that rely on agriculture facing financial hardship as a result of the worst drought to hit the United States in more than 50 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week declared drought disaster areas in nearly half of the counties in the U.S. (1,430 counties...
    July 23, 2012 - 2 comments
  • Our mission in the Office of Veterans Business Development is to support the men and women who have returned home from active duty and are interested in starting or purchasing their own business.  Veterans already over-index in entrepreneurship.  Nine percent of all U.S. firms are owned...
    July 12, 2012 - 6 comments
  • The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs have funded great companies like Qualcomm, Genzyme, and iRobot in their earliest days.  These federal programs are what help our entrepreneurs grow, succeed and create jobs, and the...
    July 11, 2012 - 0 comments
  • On Thursday, SBA and the White House, in conjunction with the Delta Regional Authority and the Appalachian Regional Commission, will host the Oxford, Mississippi Rural Economic Forum, connecting entrepreneurs and business owners with resources, programs and services to start or a grow a...
    July 09, 2012 - 1 comments
  • Small business procurement is one of the largest and most important programs for small businesses across the federal government.   In FY2011 the federal government awarded more than $91.5 billion in federal contracts to small businesses, which represented 21.65 percent of small business...
    July 03, 2012 - 6 comments
  • When a friend or family member asks what you do to help small businesses, what do you say? I am always excited to explain to them that I work for the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan District Office as a Business Development Specialist where I service and...
    June 25, 2012 - 5 comments
  •   This week marks the one-year anniversary of the creation of the White House Rural Council, an Administration-wide initiative to support and strengthen America’s rural economy. And our progress over the last year is detailed in a new report released today.  As part of our...
    June 11, 2012 - 4 comments
  • If you are looking for capital to finance your startup or business growth, many signs suggest that lending markets are showing renewed vigor.Earlier this spring, for example, SBA Administrator Karen Mills blogged about the new signs of strength in business lending. Among the positives, Mills noted...
    June 11, 2012 - 5 comments
  • SBA prides itself on opening more doors to more dollars in every community, creating an American economy built to last. Expanding access to capital and opportunity is critical to fulfilling SBA’s mission- especially in underserved communities. Knowing that we can do more, SBA is constantly...
    June 04, 2012 - 1 comments

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