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Finance

Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

Perhaps there was a time when the Small Business Administration served a purpose for businesses, but that time has passed, writes Ray Hennessey.
Leadership

SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

Jeanne Hulit, the Small Business Administration's associate administrator in the Office of Capital Access, will take over as interim head of the agency when Karen Mills departs at end of the month.
Innovation Now

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

The U.S. Small Business Administration, widely considered near useless to high-tech startups, has made two efforts in as many weeks to woo this innovative group of entrepreneurs.
Leadership

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.
Finance

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

The government's small-business agency announces a pledge to support approximately 2,000 additional businesses.
Finance

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
Finance

SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

The third annual Small Business Lending and Investment Summit convenes in Washington this week and will focus on the importance of SBA-backed lending.
Finance

Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

Here is how the small-business agency is going to be affected by the $85 billion in government-spending cuts that will go into effect starting Friday.
Finance

Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

If Congress can't come to a deal over how to reduce the budget, numerous small businesses could be affected.
Finance

5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

A look at the pros and cons of securing capital from crowdfunding, angel investors, venture capitalists, the SBA and community banks.
Starting a Business

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
Finance

Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

While the SBA reports that lending was down in the second quarter, there are hopeful signs that the credit crunch is easing.
Growth Strategies

5 Steps for Managing Disaster Recovery for Your Business

Here's how to get your business up and running as quick as possible once the worst is over.
Finance

Credit Crunch Easing for Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs remain optimistic about profits and growth according to new report.
Starting a Business

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.