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Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending Comeback In 2011, SBA lending hit a record level. SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills explains why.

By Catherine Clifford

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In 2011, lending programs from the U.S. Small Business Administration hit record levels. SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills says lending is back in the market, but there are still gaps.

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Catherine Clifford

Frequently covers crowdfunding, the sharing economy and social entrepreneurship.

Catherine Clifford is a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Catherine attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Email her at CClifford@entrepreneur.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.

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