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  •        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
  • Ann Marie Mehlum my colleague who leads the Office of Capital Access and I attended and shared a stage at the American Bankers Association (ABA) Community Bankers Conference this week.She spoke about our agency’s signature credit programs, the 7a and 504, and specifically provided highlights...
    February 11, 2015 - 0 comments
  • If there’s broad agreement that small businesses are the engine that powers the American economy, shouldn’t it be easier to fuel the tank?Access to credit continues to bedevil too many U.S. entrepreneurs. Eighty percent of small business loan applications are rejected, according to some...
    February 11, 2015 - 16 comments
  • We often describe the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program as the small program with the big mission, to protect human health and the environment. The mission is big and the areas of focus are broad: air, water, climate change, waste...
    February 09, 2015 - 1 comments
  • If the U.S. jobs data released on the first Friday of every month is starting to sound like a broken record, it’s because records continue to be broken.The American economy added 267,000 private-sector jobs in January. That’s 59 straight months of consecutive job growth, the longest...
    February 06, 2015 - 11 comments
  • President Obama sent his budget to Congress this week for Fiscal Year 2016, which includes a request for $701 million for SBA so we have the resources we need to help small businesses hire and grow and continue the momentum of our economic recovery.The president’s budget includes important...
    February 06, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Each year the SBA helps more than one million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners with their business start-up and growth. If you have thought about starting your small business in the New Year, the SBA can help you with a fresh business start.SBA directs a national entrepreneurial...
    January 28, 2015 - 4 comments
  • During his State of the Union address, President Obama noted that “21st century businesses, including small businesses, need to sell more American products overseas. … 95 percent of the world’s customers live outside our borders, and we can’t close ourselves off from...
    January 23, 2015 - 3 comments

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