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Obama Proposes Tax Cut for Mega Rich Venture Capitalist Contributors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Barack Obama has proposed new legislation that will allow many of the nation's wealthiest venture capitalists to avoid paying billions of do...

Upcoming Obama Conference Could Be Bad News for Small Business

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

Small business groups are concerned the real agenda of the upcoming Obama administration small business conference will be to adopt legislation and policy that will change the definition of a small business.

Federal Contracting: End SBA's Procurement Role

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Should the U.S. Small Business Administration be in the business of helping small-business owners procure federal contracts?

SBA's ARC Loans Are Stimulating the Wrong Businesses

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

SBA expects 60 percent of its ARC loans to go into default even though principal payments are not due for 12 months. So save this column to help you remember why you should be outraged.

Mr. President: Turbodog is My Rose Garden Beer Choice

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Turbodog creates a pleasant stimulant-sensation at the back of my throat that metaphorically represents the stimulus needed by the small-business community.

Federal Stimulus: Are Construction Projects Stimulating You?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

There can be a symbiotic relationship between small-business construction contractors, SBA and federal procurement officers.

Obama is Selling the Small Business Administration to the Venture Capital Industry

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I'm going to sound the alarm on the latest threat to federal small business contracting programs: Obama is going to support legislation that will allow the venture capital industry to dominate them.

Venture Capitalists Succeed in Buying Legislation and Top Spot at SBA

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Legislation and policies that would reduce the volume of federal contracts obtained by legitimate small businesses could be even more devastating to our national economy.

Obama May Support Venture Capitalists' Move to Dominate Government Small Business Programs

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League is concerned the Obama stimulus bill may ultimately include the loophole venture capitalists have been lobbying for.

Obama Dropped Small Business Stimulus Plan Days Before the Election

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Just days before the election, Obama dropped a comprehensive plan to stimulate the middle class economy by stopping the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.

No Policies From Obama To Stop Diversion of Federal Small Business Contracts

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Obama has ignored pleas from small business groups to adopt legislation and policies to stop Fortune 500 firms from commandeering up to $100 billion a year in federal small business contracts.

Pelosi-Backed Loophole For Venture Capitalists Will Damage Middle Class Economy

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D - CA) is leading congressional support for a new loophole in federal contracting law that will allow some of the wealthi...

Obama Appoints Venture Capital Executive to Head Small Business Administration

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President-elect Barack Obama has nominated Karen Gordon Mills as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Mills is president of...