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Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

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.
4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping

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

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

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

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.
Congress Is Right to Challenge the SBA's Program Expansion

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

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

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

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

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.
Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA

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

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.
Hurricane Sandy and Its Aftermath: By the Numbers

Hurricane Sandy and Its Aftermath: By the Numbers

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

How to Finance a Startup Today

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

Nabbing money from outside investors isn't the only way your startup can scale. Here are three other ways to fund your company.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

In the category of epic role reversals, the New York Daily News makes big companies pitch to startups and other need-to-know stories from this week.
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

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

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.
Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

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.
SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

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.
SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

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.
Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

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.
SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named

SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named

Five months after announcing her resignation and without a successor lined up, Mills says she's leaving next month.
This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business

This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business

A review of a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative shows that support provided to entrepreneurs in regional groupings bolstered local economies.

U.S. Federal Spending at Small Businesses Misses Mark. Again.

The Small Business Administration releases its scorecard measuring federal procurement in fiscal year 2012.
Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight

Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight

John Stonecipher, the entrepreneur who launched a helicopter flight school, was recognized at National Small Business Week.
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