News and Articles About SBA loans
Two leading banks, honored for National Small Business Week, offer their best advice to business owners seeking credit.
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.
Small-business lending has been showing signs of life, albeit not the activity seen before the recession.
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.
The Small Business Administration asked for almost $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2013, but don't get too excited. They also plan to back fewer loans.
The lending market for small businesses cratered during the recession and has been on a jagged path of recovery. To help fill the void, entrepreneurs are finding alternative financing sources.
SBA franchise loans are on the rise, but you still need seed money and a carefully honed business plan. The SBA's Steve Smits provides advice.
For the men and women of the U.S. military, starting a business in this economy can be tricky. Here are the government programs that aim to help veterans strike out on their own.
The SBA announced a banner year in 2011 -- supporting a record $30 billion in loans. But come 2012, the agency's sights are $1 billion lower.
The money is coming back in business borrowing-- so why don't businesses want it? Here's a look at what some innovative community banks are doing to try to be your lender.
Interested in working with a community bank? Here are a few tips for finding the right one.
A new study shows 40 percent of small business owners plan to make a hire in the next six months. Could this be the start of a turnaround in unemployment?
SBA chief Karen Mills on how the agency evolved through the economic crisis.
Borrowers should be prepared to talk about how they steered through the downturn.
The SBA's got your back. With an SBA-guaranteed loan, they'll guarantee as much as 80 percent of the principle.
The SBA doesn't just guarantee loans. It backs venture capital funds, too.