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How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out

If your business is damaged in the approaching Frankenstorm, here's how to get financial help from Uncle Sam.

Going Global: Where Obama, Romney Stand on Trade

In the U.S., exporting and improved trade relations have become economic bright spots for small-business owners. We look at each candidate's global views.

Diana Ransom

What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

How the presidential candidates view the Small Business Administration, the 59-year-old federal agency serving America's entrepreneurs.

Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

The SBA reports that it has tried to increase the share of federal dollars going to small businesses by implementing new contracting provisions. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be working.

Scott Shane

Government Report Shows Downward Trend in Small Business Lending

Small business loans contracted last year, while large businesses secured more dollars, according to the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy.

Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off

Chobani's founder Hamdi Ulukaya tells the story of his company's modest beginnings and current growing pains.

Diana Ransom

Getting the Big Banks Back into Small-Business Lending

The SBA is partnering with the largest U.S. lenders to raise the amount of money loaned to small businesses, particularly in small loans and underserved communities.

Google Hangout with SBA Chief Karen Mills

As part of National Small Business Week, Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom moderated a live chat with SBA chief Karen Mills and winners of the SBA's video contest.

Diana Ransom

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.

Colleen DeBaise

Gaps Persist Amid Small-Business Lending Comeback

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

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan

Two leading banks, honored for National Small Business Week, offer their best advice to business owners seeking credit.

Happy Small Business Week: Time to Shine in D.C.

National Small Business Week is a big deal for small business. Here's what you can expect.

Laura Lorber