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Nov 25, 2015, 14:03 ET

Small Business Saturday is November 28: Shop Small For All

Mark your calendar, now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday (November 28) is a day where every shopper can play a part to support their...

Nov 24, 2015, 17:02 ET

Top 10 Mistakes for Businesses To Avoid When Dealing With a Disaster

It may be a mistake to believe your insurance policy will cover all of your business continuity needs in the event of a major disaster. ...

Nov 24, 2015, 15:30 ET

Small Business Coalition Calls on Illinois' Political Leaders to End Their Destructive Stalemate and Pass a Responsible Budget

 Small business leaders representing a wide range of industries and areas have come together to call for an end to the destructive...

Nov 23, 2015, 17:27 ET

SBA Administrator Appoints New Members to Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development

 SBA Administrator Maria Contreras- Sweet has named four new members to the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development. The...

Nov 23, 2015, 08:58 ET
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Pentagon "Sham" Test Program Backed by Government Accountability Office Executive

 Government Accountability Office (GAO) Director, William Woods, has recommended a 25-year-old Pentagon Test Program that legal experts have...

Nov 19, 2015, 10:31 ET
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Mike Muse and SBA Kick off My Brother's Keeper Millennial Entrepreneurs Video Series Spotlighting Entrepreneurs in Lifestyle Industries

The U.S. Small Business Administration's My Brother's Keeper Initiative is unveiling a new video series hosted by Mike Muse, the SBA MBK Millennial...

Nov 17, 2015, 16:42 ET

Signs of Change: Ordinance to be Filed Tomorrow to Streamline Process for Hanging Signs

WHAT:  Tomorrow an ordinance will be filed that makes it easier for small business owners and entrepreneurs to obtain public way...

Nov 13, 2015, 08:36 ET

This Morning in Atlanta: Women in Business Featured Speaker: Actress, Director & Entrepreneur Kim Fields

 Cassius F. Butts, Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will present programs and services the SBA has to offer to...

Nov 11, 2015, 10:41 ET
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Federal Investigation Finds SBA Executives Violating "Laws and Regulations"

A damning investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has accused the Small Business Administration (SBA) of violating federal...

Nov 11, 2015, 00:01 ET

NSBA Survey: Health Care Costs a Major Problem for Small Business

 The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today released the 2015 Small Business Health Care Survey which shows businesses continue to...

Nov 05, 2015, 14:45 ET

Start Building Your Disaster Recovery Plan Today

 It could be that there's not enough time. Or lack of funds. Maybe you just believe you don't know how to do it. Small businesses...

Nov 03, 2015, 08:00 ET

The Small Business Advocacy Council Announces The 5th Annual Healthcare Summit & The Business Event

 The Small Business Advocacy Council, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council and Jewish B2B Networking will be co-hosting the 5th Annual...

Nov 02, 2015, 12:56 ET

SBA Announces Private-Public Partnership to Support Boots to Business: Reboot Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) kicked-off National Veterans Small Business Week (Nov. 2 – 6) today by launching a new...

Oct 30, 2015, 17:07 ET

SBA FY15 Lending Records Reach New Heights

Fiscal year 2015 proved yet another stellar year for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as most of its financial assistance...

Oct 30, 2015, 16:41 ET

Veteran Entrepreneurs Honored During National Veterans Small Business Week Nov. 2-6

 The accomplishments of veteran small business owners around the country will be celebrated during National Veterans Small Business Week...

Oct 30, 2015, 16:36 ET
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SBA's Community Advantage Loan Program Recruits its 100th Lender

U.S. Small Business Administration Community Advantage (CA) Pilot Program scored a major success as it recruited its 100th lender, surpassed $100...

Oct 30, 2015, 12:52 ET

MONDAY: Obama Cabinet Member in Boston Area to Address Trends in Entrepreneurship

 Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will travel to the Boston area on Monday, November 2 to...

Oct 28, 2015, 09:13 ET

NSBA, SBEA Applaud House Passage of Ex-Im Reauthorization

The National Small Business Association (NSBA) and its international arm, the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) applaud passage in the...

Oct 19, 2015, 09:46 ET

How to Prepare Your Small Business For Winter Weather Threats

Whether it's pounding rainfall, massive snowstorms, burst pipes on the heels of freezing temperatures or power outages, winter weather presents...

Oct 15, 2015, 14:00 ET

SBA Funds Three New Regional Innovation Clusters

 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the addition of three new clusters to the portfolio of communities it supports...