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The Complete Guide to SBA Loans

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What is an SBA Loan? Small Business Administration was created in 1953 to help Americans start, build and grow their businesses.

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57 Resources to Help You Celebrate National Small Business Week 2016

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This year, National Small Business Week (NSBW) is May 1 to May 7. Planning your business: Free resources: Business Plan Template ».

Small Business and Startups: Where to Learn

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These great blogs focus exclusively on startups, small business, entrepreneurs and the issues and subjects near to their hearts.

4 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

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Most entrepreneurs start a new business with dreams of success, but the unfortunate fact is that too many of them fail. The U.S. Money.

5 Mistakes That Can Cost You On Small Business Saturday

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The big day for small business owners is November 28th this year. Visit the Shop Small social media channels here: Twitter.

Your Small Business News Roundup 9.4.15

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Small business lending declined in July, though this figure was affected by a temporary shutdown of the SBA’s 7a loan program.

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Cafe Commerce of San Antonio and Dreamit Ventures of Austin Win SBA Grants

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Small Business Administration grants. The SBA received more than 800 applications for its first Growth Accelerator Fund competition.

Former SBA Chief Raises Alarm Over a Still Tight Credit Market for Small Businesses

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Karen Mills'' Harvard report on the state of small business lending paints a bleak picture, with the exception of technology

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Lending to Small Business Picks up

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It’s finally getting a little easier for small businesses to obtain the funds they need to invest in and grow their operations. Statistics

Your Small Business News Roundup

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Grab some coffee, kick back, and catch up on the latest about small business. Presenting your business plan? Health and taxes.

Top 10 Free Online Classes for Small Business Marketing

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A lot of small business owners know their fields and industries like the back of their hand; it’s why they are so good at what they do.

Top Five Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Small Business

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At one time or another, virtually everyone thinks about starting a business. Is it a product or service that most people need or want?

Brief Introduction Into The SBA Loan Programs

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Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating jobs and adding new and innovative products to the market. Micro Loan Program.

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Your Small Business News Roundup 8.14.15

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Customers love it, and a new set of businesses are  riding the wave. Business Insider has an overview of  what exactly that means.

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Welcome to SBA Ventures LLC.

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The Small Business Administration is getting into the start-up business, helping fund high-growth companies through licensed investment companies.

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How small business owners can get a loan despite having bad credit

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However, the market is full of new small business loan products. Many CDFIs engage in small business lending.

SBA Plays Small Business Matchmaker

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Last year, approximately 150 businesses and 20 buyers were matched based on compatibility and the buying needs of federal agencies and corporations.

Your Small Business News Roundup 7.31.15

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Bringing you the latest news on small business and more—this week it’s minimum wage, lion hunters, and the (supposedly) 10 billion dollar man. .

What Happened in October? A Small Business News Roundup

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Small business, big lenders. Wells Fargo issued over $1.9b in SBA 7(a) loans in fiscal year 2015, making them the top 7(a) lender.

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Do You Own Your Small Business?Or Does Your Small Business Own You?

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In fact, according to the SBA, with 25% of start-ups failing in their first year, 50% within the first five, it's not exactly for the "faint of heart."

Senators to Small Business: Get Lost

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A Senate bill would fold the SBA together with the departments of Commerce and Labor, and advocates fear small businesses will get lost in the shuffle.

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Why Small Businesses Still Need to Network in the Local Community

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After all, I run an internet-based business – it isn’t like we get a lot of walk-in traffic! Small businesses that support each other do better.

5 Ways Washington Is Actually Helping Small Businesses

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President Obama''s SBA chief and the GOP''s House Small Business Committee chairman both say they are helping small businesses. And yeah, they are

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Small Business Grants: The Facts and The Fiction

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Here’s what you need to know about government grants for small businesses, who is eligible to receive them, and how to go about getting them.

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Options for Small Business Financing

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The state of small business financing is a bit uncertain these days in terms of both supply and demand. To get the full picture, we need to frame this discussion by understanding how unimportant securing new financing is to small businesses in the current economic conditions. Leverage your social media network.

Big or Small, This SBA Definition Tweak Affects You

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The Small Business Administration opened its services to thousands of additional businesses. The U.S.

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5 Things to Watch out for When Assessing a Business Loan

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When you’re starting a business, it can seem like there are a million and one things to think about. How to finance their business.

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Small Business Grants: The Facts and The Fiction

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Here’s what you need to know about government grants for small businesses, who is eligible to receive them, and how to go about getting them.

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5 Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Small Business

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It’s that time of year again, and even though the word “business” may not come to mind when talk about spring cleaning — it should.

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Behind the Scenes at Small Business Week

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The SBA loaned small businesses more this year than ever before. Their sustaining economic worries flowed forth.

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How the S.B.A. Can Help You Raise Money

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Small Business Administration, explains what the government arm is doing to help entrepreneurs borrow now Karen Mills, who leads the U.S.

20 Business Laws Every Entrepreneur Should Know in 2015

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Are you finally ready to turn your business idea into a reality? As you know, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into launching a business.

The Basics of Small Business Loans [WEBINAR]

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What do you need to know about small business loans before you apply? A lot! Many times your business has some unforeseen problem.

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Meet the 'Small Business Person of the Year'

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Do you marvel at the degree to which your life story inspired your business? Do you think you've faced challenges as an entrepreneur?

How to Fine-tune Your Small Business Finances—from Funding to Growth [Webinar Recap]

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Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner with questions about funding your small business? There are SBA loans.

SBA Panel: 'Focus on What You Do Best and Outsource the Rest'

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During a National Small Business Week event, Inc. For a business like mine, it took a few days to set up," Shvartsman said.

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Why Your Data May Not Be Safe With the SBA

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A report from the General Accountability Office alleges mismanagement at the Small Business Administration, and your data may be on the line

The Latest Questions Small Businesses Are Asking

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How do I decide if a business idea is likely to be successful? If not, the business idea is not feasible. Census Bureau. The U.S.

Visualizing Success For Your Business: 3 Tips Before You Seek Financing

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By Jay DesMarteau, head of small business and government banking distribution for TD Bank. Develop a business plan.

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SBA Lending Program Could Reach Limit in July

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billion limit, entrepreneurs won't be able to seek new loans from the Small Business Administration's lending program Unless lawmakers raise the $18.75