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SBA to Visit Purple Door Ice Cream, Walkers Point to Discuss Shopping Small

 As advocates for Wisconsin's small businesses, SBA's Wisconsin District Office is encouraging holiday shoppers to #DineSmall and #ShopSmall...

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SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Michigan Closed Saturday Nov. 29th

 The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that its Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) Macomb and Oakland counties in...

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

 Let's say you created an amazing disaster recovery plan for your small business, and you were able to reopen shortly after a ferocious...

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Federal Judge Orders Pentagon To Release Secret Contracting Data

The Pentagon has lost a landmark legal battle over never seen contracting data submitted by many of their largest prime contractors.  San...

Nov 25, 2014, 17:00 ET
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Region V SBA Administrator and the Illinois District Director Talk about the Importance of Small Business Saturday to Local Holiday Shoppers

The Regional Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Marianne Markowitz, and the SBA Illinois District Director, Robert...

Nov 25, 2014, 16:30 ET
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The Illinois District Director to Talk about the Importance of Small Business Saturday to Local Holiday Shoppers

 The SBA Illinois District Director, Robert Steiner, will be encouraging area residents to shop small on November 29th as part of the Kick-off...

Nov 24, 2014, 13:40 ET
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SBA Announces Thanksgiving Closing of Assistance Centers in Michigan

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that its Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) and Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) in...

Nov 21, 2014, 18:00 ET
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Shop Small Starts With Thanksgiving Dinner, SBA Head Reminds Shoppers with Event at Local Grocer

 The Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet, is launching into a week of encouraging Americans...

Nov 21, 2014, 17:49 ET
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Holiday Shopping Season Launches as National Small Business Trends Upward

The Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet, is launching into a week of encouraging...

Nov 20, 2014, 14:52 ET
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SBA Partners with National Restaurant Association to Boost Dining Out on Small Business Saturday

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet, announced that the federal agency is partnering with the...

Nov 20, 2014, 07:25 ET
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Pentagon 25-Year-Old "Sham" Program To Be Renewed By Congress

In a matter of days President Obama and Congress will likely renew the 25-year-old Pentagon Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program (CSPTP)...

Nov 19, 2014, 07:11 ET
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Congress Voted To Protect Contracting Fraud Not Stop It

In 2005, the Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General released Repot 5-15 that stated, "One of the most important challenges...

Nov 18, 2014, 15:30 ET
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SBA Extends Application Deadline in Michigan for Severe Storm and Flooding Survivors

The U. S. Small Business Administration has extended the deadline for severe storms and flooding survivors in Michigan to submit applications for...

Nov 18, 2014, 11:59 ET
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Lloyd Chapman Fills Void in Washington To Protect Small Business Programs

On Sept. 10, the Small Business Administration (SBA) proposed to change the small business size standard for Information Technology Value Added...

Nov 17, 2014, 15:08 ET
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The White House and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Convene Private Sector Leaders

As a part of his Year of Action, President Obama and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet...

Nov 14, 2014, 11:04 ET
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SBA's Deadline is Dec. 15 for Physical Damage Disaster Loan Applications for Residents in New Jersey

 The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds business of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters in New Jersey...

Nov 14, 2014, 08:53 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...

Nov 14, 2014, 08:48 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...

Nov 14, 2014, 08:39 ET
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Deadline Approaching in Florida for SBA Working Capital Loans

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

Nov 14, 2014, 08:32 ET
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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Middle Tennessee 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...