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Jul 02, 2015, 10:23 ET
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SBA Disaster Loan Application Physical Deadline is Aug. 3 for Residents in Illinois

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in Illinois of the...

Jul 02, 2015, 08:49 ET
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SBA Disaster Loan Application Physical Deadline is Aug. 3 for Residents in West Virginia

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in West Virginia...

Jul 02, 2015, 07:13 ET
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Government Small Business Data Includes Billions to Fortune 500 Firms

 An analysis by the American Small Business League (ASBL) has uncovered 179 Fortune 500 firms and their subsidiaries received federal small...

Jul 01, 2015, 14:23 ET
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SBA Announces Commitments to Build Stronger North Dakota Tribal Businesses and Economies

 Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), reaffirmed the SBA's continued commitment to support...

Jul 01, 2015, 10:50 ET
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TODAY: Obama Cabinet Member to Address Small Business Environment in North Dakota

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama's cabinet, will...

Jun 30, 2015, 14:12 ET
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What Are the Top Five Disaster Risks to Small Businesses?

For some reason, the building where you run your business was hit with a power outage, and you're forced to shut down for several days. Your...

Jun 30, 2015, 14:01 ET

Proposed Overtime Regulation A Total Disconnect From Small Business Reality, Says Advocate

Reacting to today's news that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has proposed a new overtime regulation at the request of President Barack Obama,...

Jun 30, 2015, 09:34 ET
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SBA to Close Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Baltimore

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that it will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Center at Coppin State University on...

Jun 29, 2015, 13:56 ET
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Pentagon and SBA Join Forces to Release Controversial Small Business Data

On May 6, Public Citizen released a scathing investigative report title, "Slighted: Accounting Tricks Create False Impression That Small Businesses...

Jun 29, 2015, 13:15 ET

Advocate Says SCOTUS Ruling on EPA and Regulatory Costs a Relief to Small Businesses

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to the...

Jun 29, 2015, 09:04 ET
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SBA Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans Due to 2014 Disaster in Kentucky is July 30

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most...

Jun 26, 2015, 15:08 ET
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Federal Government Achieves Small Business Procurement Contracting Goal for Second Consecutive Year

 The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the federal government reached its small business federal contracting goal for the...

Jun 25, 2015, 09:42 ET
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SBA Announces Change of Hours and Holiday Closing of Assistance Center in Baltimore

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that the weekday hours at its Disaster Loan Outreach Center at Coppin State University will...

Jun 25, 2015, 07:53 ET
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SBA Deadline for Physical Damage Disaster Loans for Private NonProfit Organizations in West Virginia is July 20

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible Private NonProfit (PNP) organizations in West Virginia of the July 20 deadline to...

Jun 24, 2015, 12:43 ET
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SBA Announces Results of 2014 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard

On Friday, June 26, Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration will join Frank Kendall, Under...

Jun 24, 2015, 11:06 ET
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Deadline Approaching in Georgia for SBA Working Capital Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and...

Jun 24, 2015, 11:03 ET
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Deadline Approaching in Alabama for SBA Working Capital Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and...

Jun 24, 2015, 07:14 ET
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White House Stalls Release of SBA Data to Senator David Vitter

On May 19, Senate Small Business Committee Chairman, David Vitter, sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator, Maria...

Jun 19, 2015, 17:38 ET
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SBA Announces Mike Muse as My Brother's Keeper Millennial Entrepreneur Champion

Today, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Mike Muse, CEO of Muse Recordings as...

Jun 19, 2015, 11:26 ET
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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in South Carolina Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration

 The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small...