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SBA Seeks More Money in 2013 for Fewer Loans

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.

Startup America Gets a Do-Over

The President issued a new call on Congress to pass an ambitious legislative agenda to help small businesses, but some wonder whether it's just hot air.

What the State of the Union Address May Hold for Small Businesses

Here is a rundown of what small business owners and advocates hope to hear from President Obama as he addresses the nation tonight.

Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?

The SBA's Small Business Development Centers serve over 500,000 entrepreneurs a year, but they're still on the budget chopping block.

Obama Elevates Head of the SBA

The president raised the head of the Small Business Administration to a Cabinet-level position, and proposed streamlining the agency with five others.

Women Entrepreneurs Put the Government in the Hot Seat

Being a woman and an entrepreneur has its benefits, but there are also a number of challenges. Here, the SBA answers your burning questions about how to best overcome them.

Tips for Finding a Franchise Loan

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.

What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses

Failure to meet an agreement over reducing the nation's debts could trigger a spate of spending cuts that could carry implications for small businesses.

Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

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.

Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Entrepreneurs

The Jobs Act didn't pass muster with Congress, so Barack Obama has issued some proposals without legislation. See what's in the works for small businesses.

White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

President Obama announced a number of federal student loan reducing measures, which may also benefit entrepreneurs.

Now, Private Equity for the Little Guys

Private equity funding isn't a fit for every business. But even for those where it makes sense, PE firms have been hard to find and research -- until now.

SBA App for Small-Business Resources On the Go

A new smartphone app from the SBA aims to equip startups like Flawless Group with a wealth of small-business information.

Cutting Out the Red Tape for Small Businesses

The Obama administration's new effort to trim inefficient practices and wasteful spending might help small businesses the most.

Doubts on Latest Plan to Lift Rural Small Businesses

President Obama announced a new plan to give hard-hit rural businesses a lift. But some wonder if it'll ever materialize.

At the SBA, New Challenges Lay Ahead

SBA backed loans are up but, with the latest debt woes, for how long?

Senate Grills SBA Over Federal Contracts

Investigation finds small-business contracts might actually be going to larger companies.

The Five Best Small-Business Resources You're Not Using

Entrepreneurs might want to consider these valuable and affordable resources that offer expert advice and support.

How They Became Small-Business Champions

Of the 27 million small businesses in the U.S. a mere fraction of them can call themselves a Small Business Champion. Here's how they did it.

A New Source of Support and Inspiration for Young Entrepreneurs

As the unemployment rate among young people has skyrocketed in recent years, the Administration is attempting to whet their entrepreneurial appetites.

Five Tips for Getting Started in Exporting

Between connecting with foreign buyers and wading through complicated tariffs, exporting can be tough. Here's how to ease the process.

Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

Outside of attending the big hoedown in the Capitol, here are three ways to get the most out of National Small Business Week.

How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss

Five tips for young hopefuls to consider before hanging their own shingle.

A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?

The SBA's 90 percent guarantee on certain loans may be no more, but the borrowing outlook may be brightening.

Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

Entrepreneurial veterans get a boost from a new federal initiative that includes a focus on helping veterans seeking to start or grow a business.

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