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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.

Michael Grass

Locals, Feds Smile For Cameras At Small Business Saturday Event

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Grass | Posted 11.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Federal and local District of Columbia officials smiled for the cameras on Saturday in support of an initiative to support small busines...

The Super Committee Punts, and the Odds Are Stacked Against Small Business

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

What's it going to take for small businesses to finally have a voice in Washington?

Small Business Cybersecurity: A New Way To Customize Your Online Defense System

Julius Genachowski | Posted 01.18.2012 | Small Business
Julius Genachowski

Barely half of small businesses have a cybersecurity strategy or plan in place and nearly 80 percent say they lack a written Internet security policy. It's vital that small businesses take the necessary steps to increase their protection against cyber threats.

To Increase Small Business Loans, Revive What Has Already Worked

Steve Grossman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Small Business
Steve Grossman

The Small Business Administration's loan incentive program worked brilliantly, and it will work again. Washington should act -- and act now -- to provide another $2 billion to help small businesses, their workers and the taxpayers.

Inspectors General Save Taxpayers Billions, Earn Plaques From Eric Holder

Corbin Hiar | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

Government watchdogs identified potential savings of $87.2 billion in 2010 in investigations of everything from defective drugs to disaster loan fraud, according a study by the U.S. inspectors general oversight organization.

Could a Simple Bill Save the World Economy?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.24.2011 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama really wants to create jobs and save the world economy, he will keep his campaign promise and support and sign the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act.

Janean Chun

Is The Tax Credit Enough To Boost Small Business Health Care?

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 11.19.2011 | Small Business

A new study by the Small Business Administration shows the health insurance tax credit, effective starting in the 2010 tax year, may not be enough inc...

Startup America Is Moving 'Too Slowly'

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Last winter, President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a small posse of White House officials made a big...