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This is National Small Business Week. It has been so designated by the SBA. Our question is whether this week should be a time to celebrate accomplishments or to reflect on the work that remains to be done to continue to level the playing field for small businesses.
Over the years I have learned that training programs are not intended to be a one stop shop for everything I need to know about a particular topic.
If there's broad agreement that small businesses are the engine that powers the American economy, shouldn't it be easier to fuel the tank?
The SBA's mission is to help small businesses grow. When companies that were once small become some of America's biggest brands with our help, it gives all of us here at the agency a reason for holiday cheer.
Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that our economy added 321,000 jobs in November. That's 57 consecutive months we've added jobs -- the longest employment growth streak since America started keeping track.
History has shown repeatedly that business dreams are birthed through chaos and from the ashes of despair, new business ideas rise. I encourage all the small and black-owned businesses impacted by looting and fire in Ferguson, MO to stay in the game and to know that their customers are waiting for them.
One of the reasons that (expensive) alternative loans like merchant cash advances became so popular was because banks dramatically reduced their small business lending after the great recession.
Here are 6 ways businesses can optimize their chances of receiving an SBA loan.
Our nation's smallest businesses -- the self-employed and micro-businesses -- represent the heart and soul of America's middle class. Yet, America's small businesses face critical challenges that prevent them from opening, growing and expanding.
When you are starting a business, where you get your money from has mostly to do with who is willing to give it to you. Most entrepreneurs just want to get funded, and often don't think through the ramifications of their funding source.
Here is the truth that you will never hear or see in any story in the mainstream media about why President Obama wants to close the SBA.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only government agency to assist the nation's 28 million small businesses. President Obama is proposing to close it. Now, who is objecting to that plan?
he elimination of the SBA and the nation's largest economic stimulus program for small businesses will devastate the middle class economy. Millions of small businesses across America will be negatively impacted and millions of jobs will be lost.
Even if it bankrupts America and brings about a total and complete collapse of our economy, our society and our way of life, we need to focus all possible U.S. resources on the "Crisis in Syria."
The most powerful and experienced public relations officer from the Pentagon has taken over the Small Business Administration (SBA) press office. Why?
The one and only agency in Washington to assist the 28 million American small businesses is the SBA. The agency is charged with managing the single largest economic stimulus program in U.S. history to assist small businesses.
Could it be that President Obama intends to try and close the only agency in Washington that assists the nation's 28 million small businesses?
Unlike donation crowdfunding, all promotions and marketing for equity crowdfunding had to be done on the portals.
It's up to the next SBA Administrator to champion America's small businesses, keep the ball rolling, and make good decisions that will improve the SBA and do more to help small business owners succeed, grow, create jobs, and help our economy continue its recovery. Who will be the new face of the SBA?
I think the mainstream media has unwittingly helped the government cheat American small businesses out of over two trillion dollars in federal contracts over the last decade.