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  • 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
  • If you were to ask a small business owner to identify a top priority on his or her wish list, undoubtedly they would say “to get more business!” We know that one way to get more business is to contract with the Federal government - the largest purchaser of goods and services in the...
    June 04, 2012 - 1 comments
  • When a disaster occurs, it’s often the misleading bit of information shared by an outsider that gins up rumors about a damaged business shutting down.  Obviously, this situation undermines the company’s ability to recover. That’s one big reason why precise, effective...
    June 04, 2012 - 3 comments
  • While weather experts NOAA are predicting a “near-normal” 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, last year’s Hurricane Irene is a reminder of the erratic and devastating nature of tropical storms.  The six-month season, which began June 1, typically peaks between August and October...
    June 04, 2012 - 6 comments
  • When a friend or family member asks what you do to help small businesses, what do you say? I tell that them that SBA is the small and friendly federal agency that is tasked with this big mission: to help businesses start, grow and prosper.  SBA does this through delivery of capital,...
    May 29, 2012 - 2 comments
  • Rhett Jeppson is the Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development On Memorial Day, we pause to remember the brave men and women of our Armed Services who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country in war and conflict. What better way to honor their memory, than to support...
    May 25, 2012 - 6 comments
  • Editor's note: This blog article, by US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, originally appeared on WhiteHouse.gov. The RFP-EZ project is sponsored by SBA and BusinessUSA. Today, we are very excited to be launching the new Presidential Innovation Fellows program.  This new initiative...
    May 24, 2012 - 5 comments
  • At the U.S. Small Business Administration, we have the great privilege to work with many amazing small business owners.  Every day I see how small businesses are creating an economy built to last and living the American Dream.  I wanted to share these great stories with everyone –...
    May 23, 2012 - 5 comments
  • This week we’re blogging from National Small Business Week, a public-private partnership event to honor and empower America’s small business community.  We just wrapped up the Phoenix Award banquet, honoring the selfless disaster recovery efforts of four individuals.  Al...
    May 22, 2012 - 1 comments

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