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SBA Chief Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Lending Comeback
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SBA Chief Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Lending Comeback

Karen G. Mills, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, talks about the agency's 2011 record year in small-business loan guarantees, helping to fill gaps when banks were reluctant to lend.
$2 Billion Cut from Fed Loan Program Affecting Small Business
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$2 Billion Cut from Fed Loan Program Affecting Small Business

The CDFI Bond Guarantee program, signed into law in 2010, had the potential to extend $4 billion in credit to small-business owners, among others. A lengthy Congressional approval process has reduced the funds available by half.
Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)
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Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

One of the SBA's biggest investment programs to launch this year may fall on deaf ears as the venture-capital community swoons from years of lousy returns.
SBA Seeks More Money in 2013 for Fewer Loans
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SBA Seeks More Money in 2013 for Fewer Loans

The Small Business Administration asked for almost $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2013, but don't get too excited. They also plan to back fewer loans.
Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs
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Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs

Lawmakers moved to extend and expand two key small business research programs facing expiration this week. See what changes may come down the pike.
SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut
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SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut

The SBA announced a banner year in 2011 -- supporting a record $30 billion in loans. But come 2012, the agency's sights are $1 billion lower.
At the SBA, New Challenges Lay Ahead
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At the SBA, New Challenges Lay Ahead

SBA backed loans are up but, with the latest debt woes, for how long?
Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?
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Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?

New help on the way for small-business owners as the Obama administration works to keep the recovery from heading back into a nosedive.
The State of the SBA
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The State of the SBA

SBA chief Karen Mills on how the agency evolved through the economic crisis.
SBA Fine-Tunes Rules for Disadvantaged Firms
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SBA Fine-Tunes Rules for Disadvantaged Firms

New rules governing the SBA's 8(a) program went into effect this week. See if your business can benefit from the changes.
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The Myth of Government Grants

Many government grants are available for small businesses, but research carefully.
Take Another Look: The SBA 504 Loan
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Take Another Look: The SBA 504 Loan

The new rules for this program help small businesses buy real estate, equipment and machinery.
But Where is the Money?
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But Where is the Money?

While small business gets talked up in the economic recovery plan, lending to small business is still down--by $40 billion--from what it was two years ago. Entrepreneurs are grumbling. And Karen G. Mills, head of the SBA, is taking questions.
The Stimulus Plan: A Year Later
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The Stimulus Plan: A Year Later

It seems most of the government's $787 billion went to states and big companies. So what's left for small businesses?
Getting Help From The SBA
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Getting Help From The SBA

SBA Loan Consultant Scarlet Timphony explains how the SBA can help a new business and how an entrepreneur should prepare and apply for a loan.
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Financing Incentives in Low-Income Communities

Businesses in low-income communities are receiving cheaper, more flexible financing, thanks to a special tax credit program.
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Taking Advantage of Government Venture Capital

The SBA doesn't just guarantee loans. It backs venture capital funds, too.
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Take It for Granted

Need cash to develop your latest high-tech product? There's probably an SBIR grant for you.
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Caps Off to You!

More small-business opportunities can flow freely now that the SBA has finally removed its 7(a) loan cap.
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Solid Backing

Even SBICs feel this economy, but they may have the resources to make your deal work.
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Get A Loan--Fast

Stop chuckling. It can happen with certain SBA loans.
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Insider Lending

Learn what SBA lenders really look for-and how to give it to 'em.
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Fast Cash

Catch a major-league SBA loan in just hours with a "preferred" lender.
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Finding Government Funding

The bank isn't the only place to turn if you need start-up cash. Our Finance Expert suggests a few ways to squeeze some money out of the government.
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New To You?

Did ya hear the one about the lesser-known SBA loan program?
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Tight-Lipped Banks

Are SBA loans a big secret?
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