Small Business Administration The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Small Business Administration en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:09:00 GMT 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. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:09:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:00:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:05:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Wed, 21 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT Scott Shane 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. Thu, 01 May 2014 19:20:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:30:00 GMT Arkady Bukh 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. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:15:00 GMT Laura Entis 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. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:30:00 GMT Anisha Sekar 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. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:27:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:03:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:18:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:17:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Thu, 23 May 2013 13:06:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:18:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 08:00:00 GMT Scott Shane 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. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:43:00 GMT Catherine Clifford