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The SBA's Karen G. Mills Answers Her Agency's CriticsPlay Video

The SBA's Karen G. Mills Answers Her Agency's Critics (Video)

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Some critics have called for dismantling the U.S. Small Business Administration. The agency's leader says demand for its services is only growing and is a good value to tax payers.
SBA Chief Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Lending ComebackPlay Video

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

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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.
April 17, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
$2 Billion Cut from Fed Loan Program Affecting Small Business

$2 Billion Cut from Fed Loan Program Affecting Small Business

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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.
March 7, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

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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.
February 29, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
SBA Seeks More Money in 2013 for Fewer Loans

SBA Seeks More Money in 2013 for Fewer Loans

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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.
February 15, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs

Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs

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Lawmakers moved to extend and expand two key small business research programs facing expiration this week. See what changes may come down the pike.
December 13, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding
SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut

SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut

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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.
October 7, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding
At the SBA, New Challenges Lay Ahead

At the SBA, New Challenges Lay Ahead

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SBA backed loans are up but, with the latest debt woes, for how long?
August 12, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding
Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?

Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?

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New help on the way for small-business owners as the Obama administration works to keep the recovery from heading back into a nosedive.
June 17, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding
The State of the SBA

The State of the SBA

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

SBA Fine-Tunes Rules for Disadvantaged Firms

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New rules governing the SBA's 8(a) program went into effect this week. See if your business can benefit from the changes.
March 15, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding

The Myth of Government Grants

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Many government grants are available for small businesses, but research carefully.
February 22, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding
Take Another Look: The SBA 504 Loan

Take Another Look: The SBA 504 Loan

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The new rules for this program help small businesses buy real estate, equipment and machinery.
September 21, 2010 in SBA and Government Funding
But Where is the Money?

But Where is the Money?

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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.
July 19, 2010 in SBA and Government Funding
The Stimulus Plan: A Year Later

The Stimulus Plan: A Year Later

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It seems most of the government's $787 billion went to states and big companies. So what's left for small businesses?
March 10, 2010 in SBA and Government Funding
Getting Help From The SBAPlay Video

Getting Help From The SBA (Video)

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.
December 17, 2009 in SBA and Government Funding

Financing Incentives in Low-Income Communities

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Businesses in low-income communities are receiving cheaper, more flexible financing, thanks to a special tax credit program.

Taking Advantage of Government Venture Capital

The SBA doesn't just guarantee loans. It backs venture capital funds, too.
December 1, 2005 in SBA and Government Funding

Take It for Granted

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Need cash to develop your latest high-tech product? There's probably an SBIR grant for you.
January 1, 2005 in SBA and Government Funding

Caps Off to You!

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

Solid Backing

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Even SBICs feel this economy, but they may have the resources to make your deal work.
February 1, 2003 in SBA and Government Funding

Get A Loan--Fast

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Stop chuckling. It can happen with certain SBA loans.
April 1, 2001 in SBA and Government Funding

Insider Lending

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Learn what SBA lenders really look for-and how to give it to 'em.
January 1, 2001 in SBA and Government Funding

Fast Cash

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Catch a major-league SBA loan in just hours with a "preferred" lender.
January 1, 2001 in SBA and Government Funding

Finding Government Funding

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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.
September 18, 2000 in SBA and Government Funding

New To You?

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Did ya hear the one about the lesser-known SBA loan program?
September 1, 2000 in SBA and Government Funding
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