National Small Business Week

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Growing a Business

Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur

The football-pro and serial entrepreneur will speak in Washington, D.C., at National Small Business Week. Here he reflects on what he learned along his entrepreneurial journey.

Management

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.

Growing a Business

Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

When it comes to landing federal procurement contracts, getting certified under various set-aside programs can improve your chances. But a HUBZone status can easily slip away as an area changes.

Debt / Loans / Refinancing

SBA Seeks to Boost Small-Dollar Loans With New Push

The SBA is looking to increase the number of smaller loans in underserved communities with a new push.

Money & 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.

Growing a Business

How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies

If you're a little guy, there are plenty of ways to partner with a much larger company. Here are seven.

Debt / Loans / Refinancing

Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending Comeback

In 2011, SBA lending hit a record level. SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills explains why.

Social Media

10 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using -- Now

Want to take your social media campaigns to the next level? These tools can help you get there.

Social Media

Five Social Media Mistakes Your Startup Must Avoid

Advice for steering your business clear of the most common blunders that can kill your entire marketing strategy.

Starting a Business

How They Became Small-Business Champions

Of the 27 million small businesses in the U.S. a mere fraction of them can call themselves a Small Business Champion. Here's how they did it.

Growing a Business

Big Businesses Horn In On Small Business Week

To support their small-business customers, big businesses are offering freebies and discounts this week. Here's a small sampling of notable promotions.

Marketing

Five Tips for Getting Started in Exporting

Between connecting with foreign buyers and wading through complicated tariffs, exporting can be tough. Here's how to ease the process.

Marketing

Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

Outside of attending the big hoedown in the Capitol, here are three ways to get the most out of National Small Business Week.