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American Small Business League

Department of Interior Sued for Refusing to Release Names of Individuals Involved in Contracting Abuses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The ASBL maintains that contracting officers who intentionally misrepresent large businesses as small should be prosecuted, and held accountable for their actions.

Buy Local Campaigns Boost Small Business Revenues

Jeff Milchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Milchen

Campaigns that highlight the importance of local independent business can provide a big boost for small businesses and local economies battered by the recession, suggests a new survey by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

Obama State of the Union Speech will be Predictable for the Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) is predicting that President Obama will rely on the same tired rhetoric regarding economic stimulus, while continuing to ignore the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.

Should Kwanzaa Stay in Black Neighborhoods?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

If Kwanzaa goes corporate, can it still maintain its unique character and not lose its soul? Overwhelmingly, most African Americans say no.

Elimination of Loopholes for Pentagon Contractors Could Create Thousands of Jobs

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The elimination of a potentially fraudulent Pentagon subcontracting program could help spur job creation by increasing the amount of federal subcontra...

Unemployment Jumps As Obama Continues Giving Small Business Funds to Corporate Giants

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the national unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent in November. The figure marks a seven-month hi...

Obama Administration Wants Secret "Blacklist" for Pentagon Contractors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Small business advocates have raised concerns a section of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act will be used to threaten and intimidate small businesses that take issue with DoD's small business contracting practices.

Pentagon Wants Secret Blacklist for Suppliers

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In December, Congress is expected to consider legislation that may allow senior Department of Defense (DoD) officials to create a secret "blacklist," ...

SBA Loses Legal Battle Over Crisis Management PR Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The proposal to combine the SBA with the Commerce Department is just the latest attempt by the government to cover up billions of dollars in abuse while dismantling small business contracting programs.

Pentagon to Review 21-Year-Old Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Defense stated that it would be conducting an evaluation and study of a program designed to increase subcontracting opportunities available to small businesses.

What Drives You to Succeed?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

Do you ever wonder what drives you to do what you do? What the intentions behind your actions are? Why success is so important to you? What rewards yo...

Department of Homeland Security Sued Over Boeing Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is being sued by the American Small Business League (ASBL) for refusing to release subcontracting reports on...

Congress to Investigate Pentagon Comprehensive Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Thursday, October 21, five members of the House of Representatives, lead by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) asked the U.S. Government Accountabi...

Pennsylvania Representative Jason Altmire Named "Most Anti-Small Business Congressman"

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has selected Representative Jason Altmire (D-PA-4) as the single most anti-small business member of Congress...

9th Circuit Rules SBA Does Not have to Release Agency Phone Records

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals released its ruling in a lawsuit filed by the American Small Business League (ASBL) against the Small Busi...

Obama Rhetoric on Infrastructure Spending Doesn't Match Administration Actions

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Monday, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of putting Americans back to work using federal infrastructure projects. Yet, despite str...

Jobs Bill Could Harm Legitimate Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed "jobs legislation" that will do little to create jobs or stimulate the nation's economy. The...

Jobs Bill May Be Harmful For America's 27 Million Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed "jobs legislation" that could be devastating for the nation's small businesses. H.R. 5297, the Small ...

Jobs Bill Should Contain Language to Increase Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) strongly encourages Congress to add language to H.R. 5297, the Small Business Jobs Act, which would simply h...

A New Idea for President Obama: Do What You Said You Would Do

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

At a town hall discussion on jobs and the economy yesterday, President Barack Obama said he was looking for new ideas to help create jobs and expand e...

Jobs Bill Should Include Language to Increase Contracts for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In February of 2008, Barack Obama promised small businesses that if elected president he would, "end the diversion of federal small business contracts...

Pelosi Asked to Remove Loophole for Fraudulent Contractors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On behalf of America's 27 million small businesses, the American Small Business League (ASBL) asks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to remove languag...

Obama Jobs Bill Could Be Job Killer for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The president's small business jobs bill contains a dangerous loophole that could encourage billions of dollars in fraud in small business contracting programs, and protect fraudulent companies from prosecution.

Why Did President Obama Hide Record Small Business Numbers

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Last Friday, as I predicted in my August 6 and August 24 Huffington Post blogs, the Obama Administration, right on queue, released the latest Small B...

An Open Letter to First Lady Michelle Obama from American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I realize that you, as a mother and as someone who came from a hardworking middle class family, could not only sympathize, but also help with the situation we are currently in.