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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
SBA Aims to Clarify Health-Reform Law

SBA Aims to Clarify Health-Reform Law

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The agency is seeking to dispel what it calls a common misconception: that all businesses will be required to provide health coverage to all employees.
February 25, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Donald Trump for SBA Chief? Our Facebook Fans Weigh In

Donald Trump for SBA Chief? Our Facebook Fans Weigh In

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We asked our readers who they want to replace Karen Mills at the helm of the Small Business Administration.
February 25, 2013 in Leadership
Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

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The outgoing chief of the Small Business Administration talks about her four years at the helm of the agency and what her successor needs to do.
February 22, 2013 in Leadership
SBA Debuts New Market Research Tool for Small Business

SBA Debuts New Market Research Tool for Small Business

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Learning where your competitors are and how you stack up against them has never been easier thanks to a new tool from the SBA.
February 14, 2013 in Market Research
Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

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The head of the Small Business Administration announced Monday that she will be leaving her post.
February 11, 2013 in Leadership
Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

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Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
February 5, 2013 in Startup Financing
Obamacare Made Simple, Courtesy of SBA

Obamacare Made Simple, Courtesy of SBA

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The Small Business Administration is offering help on navigating the new health-care reform requirements.
January 28, 2013 in Human Resources
What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013

What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013

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A look at what the federal government's small-business agency could be up to this year and beyond.
January 18, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Photos: A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies

A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies

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The Small Business Administration chose these 10 "clusters" or business networks as part of a 2010 pilot program to aid small businesses. We take a look at results to date.
January 7, 2013 in Growth Strategies
The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

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The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1.5 million in fuel-cell technology innovation.
December 28, 2012 in Business Management
Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

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The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1 million in a group of Northern Alabama small businesses focused on defense and space technologies.
December 20, 2012 in Business Management
Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

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The Small Business Administration invests over $1 million in a cluster specializing in the new science of flexible electronic components.
December 17, 2012 in Innovation
Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

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The Small Business Administration invested more than $1 million to support entrepreneur participation in a growing ecosystem of 'smart grid' technology.
December 13, 2012 in Innovation
A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula

A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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SBA invests $1.2 million in aviation companies in the state best known for making cars.
December 7, 2012 in Business Management
San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

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The SBA invests in startups focused on cyber-security, unmanned air vehicles and renewable energy.
December 5, 2012 in Management & Operations
A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

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SBA invests more than $1 million into a community of mapping and location-based technology startups surrounding the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
November 21, 2012 in Growth Strategies
In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms

In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms

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Part of an SBA pilot progam, a unique California cluster aims to bring together tech entrepreneurs and the region's big farms to keep the agriculture industry thriving
November 14, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy

The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy

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North and South Carolina businesses cluster together to be a leader in the nuclear energy industry.
November 8, 2012 in Growth Strategies
A Defense Cluster Grows in Minnesota

A Defense Cluster Grows in Minnesota

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A look at how the Defense Alliance in St. Paul, one of 10 economic clusters in an SBA pilot program, is nurturing energy entrepreneurs.
November 2, 2012 in Grow Your Business
How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out

How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out

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If your business is damaged in the approaching Frankenstorm, here's how to get financial help from Uncle Sam.
October 29, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Going Global: Where Obama, Romney Stand on Trade

Going Global: Where Obama, Romney Stand on Trade

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In the U.S., exporting and improved trade relations have become economic bright spots for small-business owners. We look at each candidate's global views.
September 27, 2012 in Exploring New Markets
What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

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How the presidential candidates view the Small Business Administration, the 59-year-old federal agency serving America's entrepreneurs.
September 24, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

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The SBA reports that it has tried to increase the share of federal dollars going to small businesses by implementing new contracting provisions. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be working.
August 22, 2012 in Growth Strategies

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