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Battle-Tested Startup Advice From 6 Awesome Entrepreneurs
National Small Business Week

Battle-Tested Startup Advice From 6 Awesome Entrepreneurs

The six finalists in the running for National Small Business Person of the Year share what they wish they'd known as they were getting started.
Catherine Clifford
Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's How These Entrepreneurs Stay Productive.
National Small Business Week

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's How These Entrepreneurs Stay Productive.

Every year, one entrepreneur is bestowed the honor of National Small Business Person of the Year. We talked to the six finalists about how they get things done.
Catherine Clifford
Small Businesses Celebrating on a Tight Budget This Year.
National Small Business Week

Small Businesses Celebrating on a Tight Budget This Year.

Entrepreneurs can be successful even in the worst of times, but let's hope they aren't forced into that position for much longer.
Susan Solovic
What Keeps Entrepreneurs Grounded, Peaceful and Happy Amid the Chaos
National Small Business Week

What Keeps Entrepreneurs Grounded, Peaceful and Happy Amid the Chaos

We asked six nationally celebrated entrepreneurs to share how they stay grounded amid the turbulence of running a business.
Catherine Clifford
3 Things You Need to Know About National Small Business Week
National Small Business Week

3 Things You Need to Know About National Small Business Week

Here's how you can get involved in the Small Business Administration's week-long celebration of the Main Street entrepreneur.
Catherine Clifford
Replace the SBA's Outdated 7(a) Loan Program
Lending

Replace the SBA's Outdated 7(a) Loan Program

Like a Cuban taxi driver, the SBA is making due with a 1950s-era model in 2015.
Scott Shane
Before You Purchase Software for Your Business, Consider These Do's and Don'ts
Software

Before You Purchase Software for Your Business, Consider These Do's and Don'ts

Choosing the right software for your business can be downright daunting but being cautious and putting in the effort on the front end will pay dividends in the long run.
David and Carrie McKeegan
Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans
Franchise

Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans

Looking into buying a franchise? If you're taking out loans, avoid these big-name franchises.
Kate Taylor
How to Build an Institution, Not a Short-Term Business
National Small Business Week

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.
Catherine Clifford
New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program
National Small Business Week

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.
Catherine Clifford
SBA Chief: The Secret to Being a Good Boss Is Being a Good Cheerleader
National Small Business Week

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

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.
Scott Shane
From Tattoo Parlors to Coffee Shops, a National Celebration of Small Businesses
National Small Business Week

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.
Catherine Clifford
Don't Fall Prey to a Money-Laundering Scheme
Money Laundering

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.
Arkady Bukh