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Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off
Growth Strategies

Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off

Chobani's founder Hamdi Ulukaya tells the story of his company's modest beginnings and current growing pains.
Diana Ransom
Getting the Big Banks Back into Small-Business Lending
Finance

Getting the Big Banks Back into Small-Business Lending

The SBA is partnering with the largest U.S. lenders to raise the amount of money loaned to small businesses, particularly in small loans and underserved communities.
Catherine Clifford
Google Hangout with SBA Chief Karen Mills
Finance

Google Hangout with SBA Chief Karen Mills

As part of National Small Business Week, Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom moderated a live chat with SBA chief Karen Mills and winners of the SBA's video contest.
Diana Ransom
Business Owners Take SBA Chief to Task
Finance

Business Owners Take SBA Chief to Task

At a town hall at National Small Business Week, some entrepreneurs complain to Karen Mills about access to credit and high health insurance costs.
Colleen DeBaise
Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending Comeback
Finance

Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending Comeback

In 2011, SBA lending hit a record level. SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills explains why.
Catherine Clifford
How Industry Clusters Can Spur Small-Business Growth
Finance

How Industry Clusters Can Spur Small-Business Growth

One way the SBA has sought to foster entrepreneurial growth is through industry clusters.The SBA's Karen Mills explains how.
Catherine Clifford
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan
Finance

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan

Two leading banks, honored for National Small Business Week, offer their best advice to business owners seeking credit.
Catherine Clifford
The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Recovery
Growth Strategies

The SBA's Karen G. Mills on the Small-Business Recovery

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.
Catherine Clifford
The SBA's Karen G. Mills Answers Her Agency's Critics
Finance

The SBA's Karen G. Mills Answers Her Agency's Critics

Some critics have called for dismantling the U.S. Small Business Administration. The agency's leader says demand for its services is only growing and is a good value to tax payers.
Catherine Clifford
Small Business and the President's Cabinet
Leadership

Small Business and the President's Cabinet

President Obama recently made the head of the SBA part of his presidential cabinet. We speak with SBA Administrator Karen G. MIlls about what it means for U.S. small businesses.
Catherine Clifford
Happy Small Business Week: Time to Shine in D.C.
Growth Strategies

Happy Small Business Week: Time to Shine in D.C.

National Small Business Week is a big deal for small business. Here's what you can expect.
Laura Lorber
Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)
Growth Strategies

Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Small businesses employ a lot of people, so policy makers invest in resources that help start new companies. But more resources should be allocated to helping existing business stay afloat.
Scott Shane
Rare Partnership: Government, Citi and a Clean-Tech VC
Finance

Rare Partnership: Government, Citi and a Clean-Tech VC

The Small Business Administration announced that it has selected a clean-technology venture capital firm for a Startup America initiative.
Catherine Clifford
Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)
Starting a Business

Why the SBA's Early-Stage Innovation Fund Won't Help Startups Access Capital (Opinion)

One of the SBA's biggest investment programs to launch this year may fall on deaf ears as the venture-capital community swoons from years of lousy returns.
Peter S. Cohan