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Small Business Access to Capital

The Promise and Perils of Online Lending

John Arensmeyer | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

By all accounts, our economy is continuing on a path of recovery in the aftermath of the recession.

National Small Business Week: A Reminder to Keep Entrepreneurs Top of Mind Year-Round

John Arensmeyer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

In 1963, President Kennedy proclaimed the first National Small Business Week to honor our nation's entrepreneurs whose innovative spirit and hard work helped make our country great. For more than 50 years, we've carried on the tradition of celebrating small businesses, and for good reason.

Legislation Increasing Support to SBA Investment Program a Step Forward for Entrepreneurs Looking for Capital

John Arensmeyer | Posted 05.25.2015 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

House legislation seeks to provide greater access to capital for entrepreneurs by expanding the amount available to small business investments through the SBA's Small Business Investment Company program

Celebration Women's Small Business Month

Kristie Arslan | Posted 12.17.2014 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

As we celebrate Women's Small Business Month this October, it is important to highlight the progress women business owners have made but also shed light on challenges they continue to face.

Encouraging Self-Employment Should Be a Focal Point of the New Small Business Administrator

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 06.18.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

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.

Getting Small Businesses the Capital They Need to Grow and Succeed

Karen Mills | Posted 08.10.2013 | Small Business
Karen Mills

As our economy improves, are U.S. small businesses getting the capital they need to grow, create jobs and accelerate our country's economic momentum? That's the central question that will be addressed today at the Capital Access Innovation Summit hosted by hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

After Blocking Small Business Jobs Bill, Congress Must Do Something to Help Entrepreneurs

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.15.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Now that the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act is off the table, Congress must get its act together and start putting policy before politics if they want small businesses to help fix our country's employment problem.

What Will Fuel The Next Startup Boom?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 03.21.2012 | Small Business

Those with access to capital are three times more likely to plan on starting a business than those without access and that has a big affect on startup...

What Exactly Does Obama's Small-Business Agenda Propose?

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 02.01.2012 | Small Business

President Barack Obama sent a small-business proposal to Congress Tuesday, calling on bipartisan support for small businesses. The Startup America Leg...