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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?

Get ready to grow your business this year

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Resolve to grow your business in 2010. But if you have not started your company yet, resolve to launch it.

You Can Borrow Small Amounts of Business Capital Now

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Although small business, economic stimulus lending is being widely criticized, $5,000 to $25,000 is available to you if you have a reasonable credit score and meet basic underwriting criteria.

Volunteers will create One Million New Businesses

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The common denominator among SCORE volunteers is that they will be passionate about creating new jobs and helping their clients launch new businesses successfully.

Colorado's Recovery Requires More Lending to Small Businesses

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

We don't need to resolve a complex national debate on health care to help small companies. Easier access to cash will enable emerging companies to start hiring and our Colorado economy to start climbing.

Jobs: Optimism Has Employers Hiring Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Employers who think they can avoid payroll tax and employee benefits by mischaracterizing independent contractors may be in for a surprise. The IRS, Labor Department, and even local state governments may disagree and the consequences can be severe.

Your Tax Dollars Are Paying for the SBA to Post Videos on YouTube!

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Small business owners who are hanging on for dear life won't find any answers on the SBA's YouTube channel.

Small-Business Advice is on the Way

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Even if you cannot afford a blue-chip board of directors, there is a village of mentors willing to help existing and startup businesses succeed.

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.

Banks Don't Differentiate Between Successful Business and Suffering Industries

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Small businesses that depend on borrowed money to grow are unable access credit because banks are unable to see the difference between profitable companies and damaged industries.

Lending: Banks Worry about SBA's Guaranty

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

SBA's loan programs are less effective because lenders fear may find a reason not to honor its guaranty.

Obama Administration Policies Could Be Big Problem for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Obama Administration released the federal government's latest statistics on the volume of contracts awarded to small businesses. Small business owners were stunned, angered and disappointed.

Small Business Administration Continues to Fabricate Contracting Data

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

Despite a mountain of evidence for the diversion of billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to large corporations, the Small Business Administration refuses to acknowledge the extent of the problems.

Commercial Real Estate Is an Impending Disaster

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Many of us know of people who have lost their homes through foreclosure. To a lesser extent we hear about struggling commercial properties vying for a limited pool of tenants.

Mainstream Media Should Expose Billions In Abuses In Government Small Business Contracting

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

For the ninth consecutive year, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has released fabricated and inflated data on the volume of federal contracts awarded to small businesses.

Obama Administration Fabricates Small Business Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Under Obama, the same Fortune 500 firms that were allowed to receive small business contracts during the Bush Administration continue to receive federal small business contracts.

Obama Administration Rhetoric Inconsistent with Small Business Policies

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

Thus far, the Obama administration has failed to follow-though on a majority of its promises to the small business community.

SBA Goes to Federal Court of Appeals to Withhold Phone Records

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Anytime you want to look at what the Small Business Administration is doing, you have to go to federal court to get it. Clearly they have something to hide.

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.

Obama Administration Stalls the Release of Small Business Contracting Data, According to the American Small Business League

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

Since 2003, over a dozen federal investigations found billions of dollars in federal small business contracts have wound-up in the hands of corporate giants.

Small Businesses Short Changed on Stimulus Funds

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

When small businesses thrive, our economy grows. Yet today, millions of these businesses are being threatened by the very plan that was supposedly intended to help them.

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.

Who Are the Real Small Business Advocates in America?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The ASBL is the only national small business group that does not take money from Fortune 500 firms or big businesses. We only fight for small businesses.

Congress Considers Two Bills to End Contracting Abuses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) estimates that over that $100 billion a year in federal small business contracts actually go to Fortune 500 firms and other clearly large businesses.

SBA's Stimulus Lending is Tainted by Political Meddling

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The credit markets are improving and the banks can sell the guaranteed portion of their SBA loans at premiums closer to what they got before the financial meltdown.