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Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight
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John Stonecipher, the entrepreneur who launched a helicopter flight school, was recognized at National Small Business Week.
June 21, 2013 in Business Management
Twitter's Jack Dorsey on How Entrepreneurs Should Use Twitter

Twitter's Jack Dorsey on How Entrepreneurs Should Use Twitter

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As part of National Small Business Week, Dorsey will join SBA Chief Karen Mills for a discussion of best practices.
June 20, 2013 in Marketing Basics
Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur

Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur

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The football-pro and serial entrepreneur will speak in Washington, D.C., at National Small Business Week. Here he reflects on what he learned along his entrepreneurial journey.
June 18, 2013 in Business Management
SBA Roadshow for Small Business Week's 50-Year Anniversary

SBA Roadshow for Small Business Week's 50-Year Anniversary

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is holding events across the U.S. next week highlighting the contributions entrepreneurs and small-business owners.
June 13, 2013 in Business Management
Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

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When it comes to landing federal procurement contracts, getting certified under various set-aside programs can improve your chances. But a HUBZone status can easily slip away as an area changes.
May 23, 2012 in Management & Operations
Video: The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Credit ComebackPlay Video

The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Credit Comeback (Video)

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The small-business credit market has recovered since 2009, when lending had all but frozen. Banks are coming back to the market and seeing greater demand for loans from business owners.
May 23, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Video: SBA Seeks to Boost Small-Dollar Loans With New PushPlay Video

SBA Seeks to Boost Small-Dollar Loans With New Push (Video)

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The SBA is looking to increase the number of smaller loans in underserved communities with a new push.
May 22, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Business Owners Take SBA Chief to Task

Business Owners Take SBA Chief to Task

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At a town hall at National Small Business Week, some entrepreneurs complain to Karen Mills about access to credit and high health insurance costs.
May 21, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies

How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies

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If you're a little guy, there are plenty of ways to partner with a much larger company. Here are seven.
May 21, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Video: Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending ComebackPlay Video

Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending Comeback (Video)

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In 2011, SBA lending hit a record level. SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills explains why.
May 21, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
How They Became Small-Business Champions

How They Became Small-Business Champions

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Of the 27 million small businesses in the U.S. a mere fraction of them can call themselves a Small Business Champion. Here's how they did it.
May 20, 2011 in Family Business
Big Businesses Horn In On Small Business Week

Big Businesses Horn In On Small Business Week

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To support their small-business customers, big businesses are offering freebies and discounts this week. Here's a small sampling of notable promotions.
May 18, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Five Tips for Getting Started in Exporting

Five Tips for Getting Started in Exporting

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Between connecting with foreign buyers and wading through complicated tariffs, exporting can be tough. Here's how to ease the process.
May 17, 2011 in International Growth
Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

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Outside of attending the big hoedown in the Capitol, here are three ways to get the most out of National Small Business Week.
May 16, 2011 in Networking

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