Small Business Week 2012

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.

Diana Ransom

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

For SBA Award Winner, Success Means: 'Do the Right Thing'

This year's Small Business Person of the Year discusses the challenges of managing rapid growth.

Diana Ransom

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.

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

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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.

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