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SBA Administrator Leaves Agency with Legacy of Fraud and No Successor

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Ronald Reagan tried to close the SBA by combining it with the Department of Commerce. An old trick in D.C. is to close an agency the public doesn't want closed by saying it's being combining with another agency.

Obama's Plan to Close the SBA Will Sink the Economy and His Approval Rating

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The one and only agency in Washington to assist the 28 million American small businesses is the SBA. The agency is charged with managing the single largest economic stimulus program in U.S. history to assist small businesses.

Obama Wants to Close the SBA to Cover Up Fraud, Not Save Money

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Could it be that President Obama intends to try and close the only agency in Washington that assists the nation's 28 million small businesses?

SBA Announces Temporary Successor

AP | Posted 10.20.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — An official in the Small Business Administration has been named acting head of the agency. Jeanne Hulit, the SBA's as...

And the New SBA Administrator Is...

Chris Hurn | Posted 10.05.2013 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

It's up to the next SBA Administrator to champion America's small businesses, keep the ball rolling, and make good decisions that will improve the SBA and do more to help small business owners succeed, grow, create jobs, and help our economy continue its recovery. Who will be the new face of 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?

Obama Official Departing

AP | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Karen Mills is leaving her post as head of the Small Business Administration, opening yet another Cabinet-rank job for President Barack ...

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...

Small-Business Lending Summit Features Obama Administration's Top Appointees, Elected Politicians and Industry Leaders

Jerry Chautin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

At the recent Small Business Lending Summit, franchising was cited as a popular path to entrepreneurship. But the difficulty that small-business owners face for financing is a challenge.

Don't Abolish SBA; Mills Says Her Agency Is Faster, Quicker, Better

Jerry Chautin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Some legislative ideologues and conservative groups would rather abolish the SBA than spend taxpayers' money to boost its small business loan-guarantee programs.

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...

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 Succeeded in Duping the Media, Congress and the Public About His Plan to 'Streamline' Government

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.18.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

I don't think any president in recent history has ever called a press conference to talk about cutting such a tiny portion of the federal budget. That's because President Obama is not trying to shrink government with this proposed merger of the SBA.

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.

What Does Obama's Consolidation Plan Mean For The SBA?

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

Is President Obama's announcement that he plans to consolidate the Small Business Administration with five other government offices into one agency an...

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...

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...

Teen Entrepreneurs Show Us the Future of Business

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Jack E. Kosakowski

The traditional classroom model doesn't work for every student -- but there are programs we can implement during classroom time to link learning to the real world -- and strengthen our future workforce and create jobs in the process.

Rod Kurtz

Questioning The SBA: Karen Mills Fields Questions From Our Board Of Directors

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.26.2011 | Small Business

As administrator of the Small Business Administration, Karen Mills serves as President Obama's primary ambassador to small-business owners, a constitu...

Small Business Ambassador: President 'Believes In Small Businesses'

AOL Small Business | Rod Kurtz | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

As administrator of the Small Business Administration, Karen Mills serves as President Obama's primary ambassador to small-business owners, a constitu...

Can The SBA's $2 Billion Bet Jumpstart The Economy?

Ray Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Leach

More capital targeted to high growth entrepreneurs with venture-fundable ideas, and administered through the professional investment community, is a good thing, and particularly so in our current environment (when venture capital funding has been less available than in the past).

From Neckties to Nuclear Waste: The U.S. Government Is Open for Business

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Haines

The Small Business Administration has announced its Women-Owned Small Business Procurement Programs. It just got a little easier to add to your client list the country's biggest spender: the US Government.

Congressional Leaders Ignore Job Killing Contracting Abuse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In a recent letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Senators Landrieu and Snowe used strong rhetoric to describe the wide variety of problems facing federal small business programs. This is nothing more than meaningless posturing.

SBA Chief: Why It's Actually A Great Time To Start A Company

Karen Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Karen Mills

Today, thanks to the Small Business Jobs Act, signed by President Obama on September 27th, we are well on our way to providing $14 billion more in loans to small businesses.