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Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA
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Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of ProAmerica Bank, is the White House's pick as head of the government's Small Business Administration.
January 15, 2014 in Business Management
When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

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With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs.
December 3, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Hurricane Sandy and Its Aftermath: By the Numbers

Hurricane Sandy and Its Aftermath: By the Numbers

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See just how brutal last year's superstorm Sandy really was.
October 24, 2013 in Business Management
How to Finance a Startup Today

How to Finance a Startup Today

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When the bank of mom and dad shuts down, here are some startup funding resources for you.
October 21, 2013 in Startup Financing
Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

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Nabbing money from outside investors isn't the only way your startup can scale. Here are three other ways to fund your company.
October 11, 2013 in Financing
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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In the category of epic role reversals, the New York Daily News makes big companies pitch to startups and other need-to-know stories from this week.
October 4, 2013 in News and Trends
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

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Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.
October 3, 2013 in Financing
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

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As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
September 30, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

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Perhaps there was a time when the Small Business Administration served a purpose for businesses, but that time has passed, writes Ray Hennessey.
September 4, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

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Jeanne Hulit, the Small Business Administration's associate administrator in the Office of Capital Access, will take over as interim head of the agency when Karen Mills departs at end of the month.
August 20, 2013 in Leadership
SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, widely considered near useless to high-tech startups, has made two efforts in as many weeks to woo this innovative group of entrepreneurs.
July 26, 2013 in Innovation
Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

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Karen Mills announced last week that she will be leaving her post at the helm of the SBA. Here's a look at potential candidates to replace her.
July 23, 2013 in Leadership
SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named

SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named

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Five months after announcing her resignation and without a successor lined up, Mills says she's leaving next month.
July 18, 2013 in Business Management
This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business

This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business

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A review of a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative shows that support provided to entrepreneurs in regional groupings bolstered local economies.
July 10, 2013 in Business Management

U.S. Federal Spending at Small Businesses Misses Mark. Again.

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The Small Business Administration releases its scorecard measuring federal procurement in fiscal year 2012.
July 2, 2013 in Business Management
Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight

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
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

Small-Business Stars of 2013: State Standouts

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Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes one person from each state and U.S. territory to be considered for a national title.
June 7, 2013 in Business Management

Hurricane Season Is Upon Us: How to Get Your Business Ready

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June 1 is the beginning of the 2013 hurricane season. Here are eight steps to get your business and employees prepared.
May 29, 2013 in Business Management
Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee

Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee

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The White House has yet to select a replacement for Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
May 23, 2013 in Business Management

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

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The government's small-business agency announces a pledge to support approximately 2,000 additional businesses.
May 21, 2013 in Financing

Women Entrepreneurs Can Win Larger Contracts Through SBA Set-Aside Program

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A ruling from the Small Business Administration lifts the cap on federal contracts set aside for women-owned small businesses.
May 8, 2013 in Business Management
Questions About Health Reforms? Ask the SBA

Questions About Health Reforms? Ask the SBA

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The agency has trained partners and employees to guide businesses through the upcoming health care reforms.
April 25, 2013 in Employment Law
Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs

Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs

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The White House released its fiscal year 2014 budget proposal today. Here's a look at what's in it for small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
April 10, 2013 in Business Management
SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

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The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
March 5, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
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