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3 Draft Picks in the Fantasy Entrepreneurs League

John Hrabe | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
John Hrabe

To inspire others, who want to start their business, but can't overcome the internal obstacle. To share tips of what works and what didn't. To support our friends and family that are putting in 12 hour days, every day.

Arthur Delaney

Self-Employment An Escape From Long-Term Joblessness For Some Older Workers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.17.2013 | Small Business

Three of every 10 self-employed workers older than 45 turned to entrepreneurship after being laid off, according to a new AARP survey. And the fi...

This Is A Small Business?!

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.15.2013 | Small Business

A watchdog group charged this week that the federal Small Business Administration lobbied on behalf of large corporations, adding to criticism that th...

SBA Resorts to Propaganda and Pixie Dust

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Small businesses continue to struggle and have been the hardest hit by the economic conditions of the last several years. Promoting propaganda and sprinkling pixie dust won't change a thing. Shame on the SBA.

Need to Start the Small Business Engines

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 06.27.2013 | Small Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Struggle" seems to be the operative word for the condition of small business today. Is there anything that can be done to help them in that struggle?

The Secret to Building Strong Urban Businesses

Interise | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifBy combining resilience and entrepreneurship, even the most disadvantaged communities in the United States can lift themselves out of poverty and distress.

Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy

Interise | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe difference between e200 and other private sector offerings that I attended is that the course was REAL WORLD and not just classes where you learn terms to take a test and then forget.

Is the SBA Selling Out Mom and Pop Businesses?

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Sidney Shapiro

If you close your eyes and imagine a typical American small business, what do you see? A little sandwich shop down the street? If you work at the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, the odds are just as good that you're imagining a 1,500-employee chemical plant.

Company Thrives on Empowering Employees

Interise | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact

Humtown has only begin to scratch the surface of the possibilities, but knows that success lies in drilling the most valuable asset of any company -- the employee.

Obama to Dismantle Small Business Administration, Increase Foreign Aid

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Small businesses won't have anyone in their corner if the Department of Commerce, with its close ties and loyalties to large corporations, absorbs the SBA. Small businesses stimulate job growth, and without a specific entity supporting them, our economy can't improve.

Romney Should Have Exposed Obama's Track Record With Small Businesses and Minorities

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Romney could have concentrated on President Obama's lackluster record, but instead, he didn't even mention the documentable facts about the Obama administration that would have shocked even the most passionate Obama supporter.

Small-Business Disaster-Loan Demand Soars After Sandy

Reuters | Deborah Cohen | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Superstorm Sandy immobilized companies throughout the Northeast last week, entrepreneur David Greenberg scrambled to shift work in th...

Should We Send Federal Relief for Hurricane Sandy to Beverly Hills?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

What percentage of the American people would agree that Fortune 500 firms and other corporate giants should not be receiving federal small business contracts? I'm guessing somewhere in the vicinity of 100 percent. So why has this gone on for more than a decade?

An Inclusive Vision of Entrepreneurship

Karen Mills | Posted 12.11.2012 | Small Business
Karen Mills

Forty years ago, women owned just five percent of all small businesses. Today, it's 30 percent. And as part of National Women's Small Business Ownership Month, the SBA will host a series of webinars to help educate and empower women entrepreneurs.

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.

President Obama Needs to Make Good on His Promise to Invest in the Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 12.09.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

To knowingly divert that money to large businesses that have created few, if any, net new jobs in recent years and that are shipping jobs overseas and that are not paying their fair share of taxes, is economic lunacy.

Temporary Housing Planned for Louisiana Parishes After Isaac

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

On Sept. 3, when Jiles returned to Braithwaite after evacuating to Houston with a caravan of relatives, he found his neighborhood cordoned off because it was within a mile of Stolthaven. "We were under mandatory evacuation," he said.

SBA and America's Banks are Increasing Small Business Lending

Karen Mills | Posted 11.25.2012 | Small Business
Karen Mills

We know that government doesn't create jobs -- small business owners do. But our role is to put the wind at their backs -- to provide them with the foundation, tools and opportunities to start and grow their businesses.

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...

Inspiring the Next Generation of America's Entrepreneurs

Marie C. Johns | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Marie C. Johns

The SBA is working hard to make sure small business owners and entrepreneurs have the access to capital they need to start and grow their businesses.

Nate C. Hindman

Parody Site Blasts GOP's 'We Built It' Hypocrisy | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

An unknown web developer has created a parody website that riffs on the Republican National Convention's "We Built It" theme and one of the event's st...

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.

Feds Miss Major Small Business Goal

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Small Business

Main Street lost out on billions in 2011 because the U.S. government missed its goal of awarding 23 percent of all federal contract dollars to small b...

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: An End To LA Unemployment? | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles

A small-loans nonprofit that lifted thousands out of poverty in Tanzania, Bolivia and Uganda has now set its sights on reducing record-high unemployme...

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.