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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
Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

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Here we go over several reasons why larger banks are starting to warm up to small-business lending again.
January 15, 2014 in 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
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 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
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
SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

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The third annual Small Business Lending and Investment Summit convenes in Washington this week and will focus on the importance of SBA-backed lending.
March 4, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

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Here is how the small-business agency is going to be affected by the $85 billion in government-spending cuts that will go into effect starting Friday.
February 28, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

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If Congress can't come to a deal over how to reduce the budget, numerous small businesses could be affected.
February 13, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

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A look at the pros and cons of securing capital from crowdfunding, angel investors, venture capitalists, the SBA and community banks.
December 13, 2012 in Financing
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

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Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
November 15, 2012 in Starting a Business
Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

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While the SBA reports that lending was down in the second quarter, there are hopeful signs that the credit crunch is easing.
November 12, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
5 Steps for Managing Disaster Recovery for Your Business

5 Steps for Managing Disaster Recovery for Your Business

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Here's how to get your business up and running as quick as possible once the worst is over.
October 29, 2012 in Insurance
Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

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Entrepreneurs remain optimistic about profits and growth according to new report.
October 26, 2012 in Financing
Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

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Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.
October 10, 2012 in Financing
Video: Getting the Big Banks Back into Small-Business LendingPlay Video

Getting the Big Banks Back into Small-Business Lending (Video)

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The SBA is partnering with the largest U.S. lenders to raise the amount of money loaned to small businesses, particularly in small loans and underserved communities.
May 24, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
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
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
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan

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Two leading banks, honored for National Small Business Week, offer their best advice to business owners seeking credit.
May 18, 2012 in Financing

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