News and Articles About SBA

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
4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping
Cash-Flow Management

4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping

The wealthiest companies work hard to know where every dime goes. Startups literally cannot afford to do less.
John Boitnott
How to Build an Institution, Not a Short-Term Business
National Small Business Week

How to Build an Institution, Not a Short-Term Business

Maria Contreras-Sweet, the newest head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is an entrepreneur herself. Here, she discusses how to create a business that will be around for the long haul.
Catherine Clifford
New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program
National Small Business Week

New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program

Maria Contreras-Sweet was sworn into office just over two months ago and her very first concern was tackling one of the Small Business Administration's major sore spots.
Catherine Clifford
SBA Chief: The Secret to Being a Good Boss Is Being a Good Cheerleader
National Small Business Week

SBA Chief: The Secret to Being a Good Boss Is Being a Good Cheerleader

Maria Contreras-Sweet became head of the Small Business Administration just about two months ago, but managing employees is hardly new territory for her.
Catherine Clifford
Congress Is Right to Challenge the SBA's Program Expansion
SBA

Congress Is Right to Challenge the SBA's Program Expansion

The Small Business Administration has done something rare: It united both sides of the aisle in opposition.
Scott Shane
Small Business Week: 3 Things You've Missed So Far
National Small Business Week

Small Business Week: 3 Things You've Missed So Far

New funding options and Google launch are among what's new for National Small Business Week.
Linda Lacina
National Small Business Week: Events to Watch For in Your Region
National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week: Events to Watch For in Your Region

As National Small Business Week kicks off today, here are some exciting events, opportunities and resources to look out for.
Geoff Weiss
From Tattoo Parlors to Coffee Shops, a National Celebration of Small Businesses
National Small Business Week

From Tattoo Parlors to Coffee Shops, a National Celebration of Small Businesses

National Small Business Week runs from May 12 to 16 this year, with events being held in cities from San Francisco to Washington.
Catherine Clifford
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
When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources
Growth Strategies

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

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.
Karen Mills
Hurricane Sandy and Its Aftermath: By the Numbers
Growth Strategies

Hurricane Sandy and Its Aftermath: By the Numbers

See just how brutal last year's superstorm Sandy really was.
Diana Ransom
How to Finance a Startup Today
Starting a Business

How to Finance a Startup Today

When the bank of mom and dad shuts down, here are some startup funding resources for you.
Julian Hills
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