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  • 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
  • Editors note: This blog is authored by John Williams, Director of Innovation for the US Small Business Administration's Office of Investment and Innovation.Welcome to SBIR Pulse, a new monthly feature about the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer...
    January 22, 2015 - 8 comments
  • The SBA’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which works to expand awareness, participation and success in America’s small business landscape for underserved communities, ended 2014 on a high note.President Obama pledged 2014 as a year of action, and the SBA’s...
    January 21, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Editor's note: This blog first appeared on WhiteHouse.gov. Carolyn Annette Reed is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 pm ET here: www.whitehouse.gov/sotuIf you’re sitting back and enjoying a sandwich at Silver...
    January 19, 2015 - 3 comments

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