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  • [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
  • Editor's note: This post by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was originally published on NASA's blog. Landing the Curiosity rover on Mars was a big feat for NASA, but we could not have done it without the work of small businesses. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, I'm joining Administrator...
    September 17, 2012 - 1 comments
  • A new focus on environmental responsibility is making it easier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to “make a difference.” There’s not only a huge variety of organic and eco-friendly products on retail store shelves to help Americans protect our ecosystem, but there are also...
    September 12, 2012 - 6 comments

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