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  • Small business owners know that things don’t always go as planned, and the same is true for their employees. Even the family responsibilities that we can plan for sometimes require a balancing act: nearly two-thirds of American women with a one-year-old child are in the labor force, and...
    November 02, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Veterans continue to contribute significantly to our Country’s small business sector.   Statistics prove it - one in every 10 small businesses is Veteran owned.  These businesses employ more than six million workers, and generate nearly $1.2 trillion in annual receipts.At SBA,...
    October 27, 2015 - 0 comments
  • How is the Department of Commerce supporting small businesses?In FY 2014, the Department of Commerce (DOC) had a combined Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) budget of $6.9M to help small businesses develop and commercialize new technologies. DOC has two agencies that participate in...
    October 21, 2015 - 0 comments
  • The Small Business Investors Alliance  (SBIA) hosted a very successful gathering of about 500 people who represent small and middle market funds, institutional investors, family offices, law firms, fund service providers and government officials to discuss the trends shaping a dynamic sector...
    October 21, 2015 - 2 comments
  • I was thrilled to have been in Harlem last Friday where the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hosted a Small Business & Emerging Technologies Fair.   The Tech Fair was held in conjunction with Silicon Harlem’s 2nd Annual Tech Conference and was free to all.  Tons of...
    October 16, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Too often, small businesses don’t consider themselves at risk for a cyberattack. Maybe the business thinks it’s too small, or doesn’t think it carries anything worth stealing. But that’s far from the unfortunate reality. According to a 2013 Small Business Technology Survey...
    October 07, 2015 - 3 comments
  • Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for the 2016 National Small Business Week Awards.  Nominations are currently being accepted online at http://awards.sba.gov.For more than 50 years, SBA has recognized the...
    October 07, 2015 - 0 comments
  • The National Association of Investment Companies hosted its 45th annual meeting October 6 in New York City.  It was one of the largest gatherings of diverse and emerging alternative investors in the world.  Given that the Small Business Investment Company’s (SBIC) program supports...
    October 07, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Administrator Contreras-Sweet and I are proud to have recently published the SBIC Program's comprehensive annual report - link here:  http://1.usa.gov/1MT8AIP.  As our leader states, "this analysis is part of our agency's continued effort to deliver transparency,...
    October 05, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Women’s entrepreneurship is on the rise, according to preliminary data from U.S. Census Bureau, which shows that women are increasingly becoming small business owners. U.S. business ownership rose 27.5 percent for women, and overall, America added one million net, new businesses from 2007 to...
    October 02, 2015 - 1 comments

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