Karen Mills

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SBA Seeks to Boost Small-Dollar Loans With New Push
Finance

SBA Seeks to Boost Small-Dollar Loans With New Push

The SBA is looking to increase the number of smaller loans in underserved communities with a new push.
Catherine Clifford
Business Owners Take SBA Chief to Task
Finance

Business Owners Take SBA Chief to Task

At a town hall at National Small Business Week, some entrepreneurs complain to Karen Mills about access to credit and high health insurance costs.
Colleen DeBaise
Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending Comeback
Finance

Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending Comeback

In 2011, SBA lending hit a record level. SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills explains why.
Catherine Clifford
How Industry Clusters Can Spur Small-Business Growth
Finance

How Industry Clusters Can Spur Small-Business Growth

One way the SBA has sought to foster entrepreneurial growth is through industry clusters.The SBA's Karen Mills explains how.
Catherine Clifford
The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Recovery
Growth Strategies

The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Recovery

SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills travels the U.S. talking with business owners and bankers. She says she's hearing more talk of expansion compared with three years ago.
Catherine Clifford
The SBA's Karen G. Mills Answers Her Agency's Critics
Finance

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Small Business and the President's Cabinet
Leadership

Small Business and the President's Cabinet

President Obama recently made the head of the SBA part of his presidential cabinet. We speak with SBA Administrator Karen G. MIlls about what it means for U.S. small businesses.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice for New Grads Gets Some Respect
Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice for New Grads Gets Some Respect

While the number of employed young people remains desperately low, some experts suggest entrepreneurship as an increasingly worthy option.
Diana Ransom
Entrepreneurs

SBA Chief Touts Entrepreneurship to Recent Grads in Twitter Q&A

New college graduates are facing never-before-seen student-debt levels. The White House is hoping entrepreneurship is the answer.
Diana Ransom
Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great
Finance

Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great

Small-business lending has been showing signs of life, albeit not the activity seen before the recession.
Catherine Clifford
SBA Chief Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Lending Comeback
Finance

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.
Catherine Clifford
Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Entrepreneurs

The Jobs Act didn't pass muster with Congress, so Barack Obama has issued some proposals without legislation. See what's in the works for small businesses.
Diana Ransom
The State of the SBA
Finance

The State of the SBA

SBA chief Karen Mills on how the agency evolved through the economic crisis.
Diana Ransom