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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

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

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

The Small Business Administration has done something rare: It united both sides of the aisle in opposition.

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.

Don't Fall Prey to a Money-Laundering Scheme

Access to capital can pose a challenge ot many a new business. Make sure you obtain financing from legitimate sources.

What Types of Entrepreneurs Become Employers?

If a small-business owner is going to hire any employees at all, chances are he or she will do so in the first three years, according to a new study.

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.

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

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

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

SBA Roadshow for Small Business Week's 50-Year Anniversary

The U.S. Small Business Administration is holding events across the U.S. next week highlighting the contributions entrepreneurs and small-business owners.

Small-Business Stars of 2013: State Standouts

Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes one person from each state and U.S. territory to be considered for a national title.

Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee

The White House has yet to select a replacement for Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.

Convincing Small Business that Prosperity Is Just Around the Corner (Opinion)

Optimism among small business owners has been slow to recover as the economy emerges from recession.

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.

SBA Loan Checklist

Before you try to get an SBA loan, you need to be prepared. This form will assist you in assembling the necessary documents you need to obtain an SBA loan.

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