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Washington Ignores Simplest Solution To Job Creation And Economic Stimulus

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama and Congress are serious about stimulating the economy and creating jobs, they will stop giving federal small business contracts to large corporations. But I doubt you will see that happen.

Is the American Dream Dead? Not if We Have Something to Say About It!

Nick Bassill | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Nick Bassill

Our young people and college grads need the inspiration and a renewed hope that they too have a chance that at the grass roots level, each has the opportunity to create a better life, to dream, and the possibility to create their financial freedom.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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 ...

Commercial Mortgage Bankers Are Doing Deals As the Real Estate Market Breathes New Signs of Life

Jerry Chautin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Rental apartments are back in demand, financing for hotels and motels is loosening up a bit and investors are stepping off the sidelines with wads of cash to do deals.

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.

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.

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?

The One Sentence Solution To Job Creation

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The executive order that I am suggesting would create an estimated 1.8 million net new jobs annually. It would require neither new spending nor spending cuts. It wouldn't even require new taxes.

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.

Can Our Returning Warriors Survive in This Lousy Economy?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

If you are looking for a suitable franchise to buy, a discount alone is not a good enough reason.

Alicia Ciccone

Citi Pledges $24 Billion In Small Business Lending

HuffingtonPost.com | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 11.27.2011 | Small Business

Citi has announced that it will commit $24 billion to small-business lending over the next three years. The bank plans to lend $7 billion in 2011, $8 ...

Women Business Owners Get the Shaft, Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.27.2011 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

In February, the SBA published its final rules to set aside $6.5 billion in federal government spending for Women-Owned Small Businesses or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses. But on September 9, the Washington Business Journal said to date, women-owned businesses only got $500,000.

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.