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Obama's 'Secretary Of Business' Idea Panned By Critics

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business

Shortly after President Obama announced his plans this week to create a new cabinet-level position called the Secretary of Business, critics pounced. ...

Streamlined and Simplified: The New SBA

Karen Mills | Posted 12.10.2012 | Small Business
Karen Mills

The goal is to build a more inclusive and resilient economy, one that expands the entrepreneurial playing field to more regions, more players and more industries. Because we know that's how you create good middle class jobs and an economy built to last.

Here's How Important Crowdfunding Is to Innovation and Jobs

Beverly Macy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Beverly Macy

it's still hard to get that $15,000-$250,000 seed capital to get your idea off the ground. Enter crowdfunding.

Women Business Owners Rock the House in Louisville

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 12.10.2012 | Small Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Women are running these businesses on their own terms, creating new standards that affect positive change.

This Could Cost Small Businesses Nearly 1 Million Jobs

Reuters | Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States could lose nearly 1 million jobs in 2013 if lawmakers do not avert $1.2 trillion in across-the-board...

Crowd Funding Injects Up to $1 Million Cash Equity Into Your Business and Increases Your Borrowing Power

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.18.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

In part, the JOBS Act permits entrepreneurs to raise up to $1 million in any 12-month period with much less stringent requirements. Moreover, non-accredited investors will be permitted to invest up to $2,000 each.

Save Small Business Lending Programs from Expiring

Chris Hurn | Posted 10.15.2012 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

Next month two budget-neutral economic recovery programs for small businesses will expire unless Congress ends its election-year deadlock and extends them.

The Most Effective Economic Stimulus Plan For Today's Economy Was Passed By Congress In 1953

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The federal government has squandered upwards of $2 trillion taxpayer dollars trying to stimulate the economy. I don't think we've gotten our money's worth. Let's try complying with existing federal law and direct existing federal infrastructure spending to small businesses.

New SBA Program Will Help Transitioning Service Members Create Jobs Through Business Training

Marie C. Johns | Posted 09.30.2012 | Small Business
Marie C. Johns

American service members manage assets and equipment worth millions of dollars with unparalleled diligence, pride and discipline. Their skills and experience make them natural leaders and a large percent later become entrepreneurs.

Washington Ignores Simplest Solution To Job Creation And Economic Stimulus

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama and Congress are serious about stimulating the economy and creating jobs, they will stop giving federal small business contracts to large corporations. But I doubt you will see that happen.

Is the American Dream Dead? Not if We Have Something to Say About It!

Nick Bassill | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Nick Bassill

Our young people and college grads need the inspiration and a renewed hope that they too have a chance that at the grass roots level, each has the opportunity to create a better life, to dream, and the possibility to create their financial freedom.

SBA Budget an Icebreaker?

Robert Schwab | Posted 08.20.2012 | Denver
Robert Schwab

It would be ironic if the U.S. Small Business Administration 2012-2013 budget could break the partisan gridlock in Congress, but House Republicans have offered the Obama administration and Senate Democrats just that opportunity.

SBA's New Rules Enable Its Small Loan Advantage Program to Reach Small-Business Owners Nationwide

Jerry Chautin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Wisely, SBA modified its rules to permit all SBA lenders to participate in the Small Loan Advantage Program effective June 1. The changes are part of SBA's massive modification to its standard operating procedures.

5 Things I Learned At National Small Business Week

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 06.01.2012 | Small Business

Every year since 1963, when President John F. Kennedy first made it official, the Small Business Administration has saluted the nation’s top busines...

Fixes Abound for SBA Loan Programs

Chris Hurn | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

I recently testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and shared some solutions to not only reduce the subsidy and solidify the SBA 504 loan program, but also enhance the 504 program.

Small-Business Lending Summit Features Obama Administration's Top Appointees, Elected Politicians and Industry Leaders

Jerry Chautin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

At the recent Small Business Lending Summit, franchising was cited as a popular path to entrepreneurship. But the difficulty that small-business owners face for financing is a challenge.

Don't Abolish SBA; Mills Says Her Agency Is Faster, Quicker, Better

Jerry Chautin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Some legislative ideologues and conservative groups would rather abolish the SBA than spend taxpayers' money to boost its small business loan-guarantee programs.

GSA Scandal Is a Window to the Way Washington Really Works

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Maybe it was the fact that the administrator was forced to resign and two employees were fired. Truth be told, a lot of administration heads should probably resign. These abuses are not unique to the Obama administration; they've gone on for decades.

The COP Act: Arming Small Business Contractor "Davids" with Real Stones

Jeff Belkin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Small Business
Jeff Belkin

The new Contractor Opportunity Protection Act, or "COP" Act, currently in the U.S. House has been crafted to bridge the gap between the lofty goals in the small business laws and the nitty-gritty details of ensuring enforcement.

Anti-Small Business Corporate Giants Want the Small Business Administration Closed

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Make no mistake -- anyone that talks about closing the SBA is anti-small business and is simply marching to the beat of the Fortune 500 firms that unfortunately have tremendous control over Congress.

The Best Way for Congress to Help Small Businesses is to Not Close the Small Business Administration

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Small businesses are proven to be this nation's chief engine of economic stimulus and job creation but President Obama plans to close the only federal agency that exists to help America's 28 million small businesses.

Janean Chun

The End Of 'Small Business' As We Know It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 02.21.2012 | Small Business

In an effort to boost access to federal contracts and financial assistance, the Small Business Administration recently changed its definition of "smal...

Alicia Ciccone

By The Numbers: How Are Small Businesses Doing State By State?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.10.2012 | Small Business

Are some states more popular than others when it comes to starting and running a small business? With many entrepreneurs still fighting to keep their ...

Commercial Mortgage Bankers Are Doing Deals As the Real Estate Market Breathes New Signs of Life

Jerry Chautin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Rental apartments are back in demand, financing for hotels and motels is loosening up a bit and investors are stepping off the sidelines with wads of cash to do deals.

The Only Man in America that Obama Has Not Fooled Speaks Out

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

If you stop listening to Obama read his speeches and start watching what he does, you realize he's anti-small business all the way.