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Leadership Lessons From the U.S. Small Business Administration's Marie C. Johns

Tom Fox | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Marie C. Johns is deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where she is second in command and responsible for the agency's 3,000 employees, 68 district offices and policy development affecting small businesses.

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.

Fraud, Abuse in Small Business Contracting Programs Needs to End Now

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

One of the most important problems raised by recent news of the General Services Administration's (GSA) trip to Las Vegas on the taxpayer's dime is the abuse of federal small business contracting 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.

A Tried-and-True Tool for Entrepreneurs: The Compounding Effects of Smart Cost Control

Frank Farwell | Posted 05.22.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Are you dozing off yet? See, that's the problem. Cost control sounds so one-dimensionally simple it barely seems worthy of managerial-level discussion. Maybe that's why it rarely gets the attention it deserves.

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...

Small Business Financing May Suffer From Obama's Proposed Budget and Political Wrangling

Jerry Chautin | Posted 04.22.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Small-business owners are holding their collective breaths as the Obama Administration's proposed budget wends its way through the politically-charged Congress.

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 ...

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.

State of the Union: Small Businesses Can Expect More of Obama's Failed Promises

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama is one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history and his policies have devastated the middle class economy. His policies have forced millions of small businesses to close their doors and millions more people to lose their jobs.

While We're Sitting on the Cabinet, Let's Bring Something to the Table

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.18.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Within a matter of months, if Obama's proposed merger is successful, small businesses will once again be unrepresented on the president's cabinet, and even worse -- they will no longer have a federal agency to assist them.

How The SBA Can Better Serve The Other 29,353,039 Small Businesses

Gene Marks | Posted 03.19.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The Small Business Administration shouldn't be in the business of telling us how to run our business. There are plenty of highly qualified professionals out there to provide this kind of help. The SBA should be in the business of helping us do business with the Federal government.

President Obama's Claim About Shrinking Government is a Publicity Stunt

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.17.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama's latest claim that he's going to shrink government by combining the Small Business Administration with the Department of Commerce is laughable.

Obama Announces Sweeping Changes For SBA

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 01.13.2012 | Small Business

The Small Business Administration will be consolidated into a larger general agency, as part of a new Obama administration plan announced Friday. T...

Washington and Banks Don't Understand Small Businesses Are the Engine of Economic Growth in America

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Let me give you some advice I have been giving to people for a decade: quit listening to what your politicians are saying and start watching what they are doing. If you look past the propaganda you'll see that the U.S. government is anti-small business.

Obama to Approve a Series of Anti-Small Business Policies That Will Cheat the Middle Class out of Billions

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Obama administration has quietly adopted a series of anti-small business policies that will cost small businesses and minority-owned small businesses billions of dollars a month.

The Importance Of Being A Mentor

Second Act | Posted 12.16.2011 | Fifty

The holidays have always been about giving. Doling out presents is an easy way to feel like we've done something nice. Even nicer is to donate money t...

Betrayed: Federal Audit Criticizes Small Business Administration for Excluding Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

By relying on flawed statistics, the SBA rendered small businesses ineligible to receive $112 billion dollars in federal contracts last year.

John Boehner Is a Bag of Hot Air

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

If Speaker Boehner and the GOP wanted to go above and beyond supporting small businesses, they would urge House Small Business Committee Chair Sam Graves to campaign to stop federal small business contracting fraud by supporting H.R. 3184.

The Government Is Trying Everything to Create Jobs Except the Only Thing That Will Work

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

For years I've been listening to pundits and politicians talk about job creation in America and I'm constantly stunned and frustrated because no one is talking about the single most fundamental issue related to job creation in America: small businesses.