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The Feds Have $2.5B Available to Fund Innovative Small Companies
Grants

The Feds Have $2.5B Available to Fund Innovative Small Companies

The Small Business Administration is crisscrossing the nation to educate entrepreneurs about how to apply for grants focused on early stage companies.
Kedma Ough
New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be
Loans

New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be

There's no easy path to success. Even one in six franchisees who land SBA loans wind up with failing businesses.
Kate Taylor
3 Things You Need to Know About National Small Business Week
National Small Business Week

3 Things You Need to Know About National Small Business Week

Here's how you can get involved in the Small Business Administration's week-long celebration of the Main Street entrepreneur.
Catherine Clifford
When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's
Startup Financing

When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's

Banks analyze these five factors to determine whether to approve your small business loan application.
David Nilssen
4 Essential Considerations of a Bank-Friendly Business Plan
Business Plans

4 Essential Considerations of a Bank-Friendly Business Plan

Your business plan is not an academic exercise or a hoop to jump through, it's a living document that shows investors, advisors and business partners that you are serious about making your dream reality.
David Nilssen
Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels
Lending

Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

Despite the recent rise in the number of small business loans, small business lending still has not returned to their highs.
Scott Shane
Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly
Small Business Lending

Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly

Credit unions, long an alternative to banks for individual customers, are keenly interested in small business lending.
Daniel Carlsson
Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA
Growth Strategies

Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA

Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of ProAmerica Bank, is the White House's pick as head of the government's Small Business Administration.
Catherine Clifford
Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses
Finance

Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

Here we go over several reasons why larger banks are starting to warm up to small-business lending again.
Rohit Arora
Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.
Finance

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

Nabbing money from outside investors isn't the only way your startup can scale. Here are three other ways to fund your company.
Anisha Sekar
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Finance

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

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.
Catherine Clifford
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses
Finance

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
Catherine Clifford
Why the SBA Should Be Abolished
Finance

Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

Perhaps there was a time when the Small Business Administration served a purpose for businesses, but that time has passed, writes Ray Hennessey.
Ray Hennessey
SBA Gets a Temporary Chief
Leadership

SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

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.
Catherine Clifford