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  • In honor of Women’s History Month, SBA will host a Twitter chat to help women entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow a business. Today, women are starting businesses at a higher rate than ever before and are among the fastest-growing businesses in America. They also generate $...
    March 12, 2015 - 28 comments
  • Interview #2:  Anupam Pathak, Founder and CEO of Lift LabThe 2nd edition of SBIR Pulse features Anupam Pathak, the Founder and CEO of Lift Labs, a start-up company that was funded by NIH SBIR and was recently acquired by Google. Lift Labs’ SBIR-funded product is...
    February 26, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Last week, for personal reasons, I visited Puerto Rico and also had the chance to meet with one of our Growth Accelerator Fund competition winners, Piloto151.But before I tell you about my visit with Piloto151, let me tell you about Puerto Rico, a Commonwealth of the United States. It will sound...
    February 23, 2015 - 10 comments
  • I recently presented the 2015 Inaugural SBA State of the Region Address live from Atlanta, GA. The message was clear; the State of this Region  is STRONG.  Below is a list of the topics I covered.Resource PartnersOur SCORE Chapters counseled and trained over 87,000 small business owners...
    February 20, 2015 - 7 comments
  • If you are looking to expand and grow your small business in 2015, the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative may be for you.The SBA is once again looking for small businesses to participate in our successful Emerging Leaders executive-level training program that provides the tools to help small...
    February 20, 2015 - 4 comments
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce that the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program has been recognized as a “Bright Idea” by Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School Innovations in American Government program.Singled...
    February 19, 2015 - 0 comments
  • As yet another massive blizzard hit New England on Valentines Day, the jointly hosted Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School gathering focused on social entrepreneurship and impact investing took place.  The dialogue was inspiring and the energy palpable amongst the 500+ people in...
    February 18, 2015 - 0 comments
  •        On Friday morning, I decided to brave the elements and do a two mile walk from my hotel in Back Bay to the first event of the day in Boston Harbor's District Hall.  This was an extremely ridiculous move according to everyone I mentioned it to, including Seth...
    February 17, 2015 - 3 comments
  • Yesterday, I spent the day in Providence and Pawtucket, lovely spots in “Ocean State” Rhode Island. And what an amazing day it was. It started with a dynamic conversation with the state's General Treasurer, Seth Magaziner. A native of Bristol, Seth has brought new...
    February 13, 2015 - 1 comments
  • At the SBA, we oversee America’s Largest Seed Fund, formally known as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.These highly competitive programs provide the needed impetus for many advanced technology firms to move from ideation to...
    February 12, 2015 - 9 comments

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