News and Articles About SBA loans

5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)
Finance

5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

A look at the pros and cons of securing capital from crowdfunding, angel investors, venture capitalists, the SBA and community banks.
Kara Ohngren Prior
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)
Starting a Business

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

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

Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

While the SBA reports that lending was down in the second quarter, there are hopeful signs that the credit crunch is easing.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
5 Steps for Managing Disaster Recovery for Your Business
Growth Strategies

5 Steps for Managing Disaster Recovery for Your Business

Here's how to get your business up and running as quick as possible once the worst is over.
Kathleen Davis
Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses
Finance

Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs remain optimistic about profits and growth according to new report.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses
Starting a Business

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.
Catherine Clifford
Getting the Big Banks Back into Small-Business Lending
Finance

Getting the Big Banks Back into Small-Business Lending

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.
Catherine Clifford
The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Credit Comeback
Finance

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
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
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
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan
Finance

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan

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