The Small Business Administration Is Going on Tour (and You Could Get Their Money)

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The Small Business Administration is traveling across the country to let STEM-based businesses know about $2.5 billion in available funding. Innovate

Donald Trump Picks Former Wrestling Executive Linda McMahon to Lead Small Business Administration

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Vince and Linda McMahon founded World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc

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It's Time for the Small Business Administration to Modernize

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Eliminating paperwork and accepting eSignatures will streamline SBA lending

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Teaching Entrepreneurs to Fish

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Here’s my updated version: Give one person a business loan and you help start a business. Teach starting a business, and you help a whole community. Give people fish, and you feed them once. Teach them to fish, and you feed them forever.

SBA Chief Nomination Goes to Full Senate for a Vote

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Small Business Administration was overwhelmingly approved in committee President Trump's choice to lead the U.S.

SBA's Plan for Getting More Money into the Hands of Minority Business Owners

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Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet lays out her plan for economic growth

How This Small Town Quilting Business Captured the World's Heart

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Each year, the Small Business Administration declares a National Small Business Person of the Year during National Small Business Week. This year, it's Missouri Star Quilt Company

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.

SBA: Only 1 Percent of America's Small Businesses Export Overseas

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Small Business Administration, urged entrepreneurs and American businessmen to take their products worldwide. Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Economy

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

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Small Business Administration grants. Cafe Commerce, the nonprofit focused on helping entrepreneurs in San Antonio and Dreamit Ventures of Austin have just won U.S. The SBA received more than 800 applications for its first Growth Accelerator Fund competition.

Why Women and Immigrant Entrepreneurs Have a Lot to Look Forward to in 2015 and Beyond

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Maria Contreras-Sweet, head of the Small Business Administration, talks about loan prospects for companies, new government programs and initiatives, and the goal of increasing the number of women and immigrant entrepreneurs

Now Is the Time for Small Business Lending

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A record number of loans were approved by the Small Business Administration in the last fiscal year

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

The Entrepreneur’s Accounting Cheat Sheet

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According to a study undertaken by the Small Business Administration , 28% of companies go bankrupt due to problems with the financial structure of the company. Keeping a record of your financial details IS important to the livelihood of your business.

Will Linda McMahon Go to the Mat for American Small Businesses?

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editors and writers debate about whether or not Trump's pick for the Small Business Administration, billionaire co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, will stick up for the little guy This week, Inc.

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

Trump's Budget Would Cut Millions in Assistance for Business Owners

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In addition to other cuts, the White House wants to reduce the Small Business Administration's funding by 5 percent

Slick New SBA.gov Site Reestablishes Its Leadership

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Congratulations to the Small Business Association (SBA) for a great new redesign of its flagship SBA.gov website. This has always been the granddaddy source of official information on small business in the United States.

The Head of the SBA on Economic Recovery and Job Growth

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Maria Contreras-Sweet, head of the Small Business Administration, talks about loan prospects for companies, new government programs and initiatives, and the goal of increasing the number of women and immigrant entrepreneurs

Congress Starts to Show Small Businesses (Some) Mercy

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The Export Import Bank and the Small Business Administration's 7(a) loan programs upon which thousands of entrepreneurs depend, face uncertain futures. Thankfully Congress is starting to see the light

Maui Brewing's Founders Named National Small Business Persons of the Year for 2017

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The Small Business Administration made the announcement on Twitter. Wire: Small Business Week Edition

Why a Republican Sweep Means More Tough Love for the SBA

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What that means for the Small Business Administration Control of the Senate is expected to shift to Republicans, and gains are likely in the House.

Looking To Raise Capital?

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Pravina Raghavan, New York District Director of the Small Business Administration, recommends you take advantage of free resources

How to Secure Funding for Your Startup (with INFOGRAPHIC)

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Why do so many businesses fail? It’s easy to get things wrong when you’re starting out and the article points out that 8 out of every 10 businesses fail within the first 18 months. Good money management is key to business survival. How did you fund your business?

10 Tried-And-True Strategies For Funding New Ventures

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One of the most frequent questions I get as a mentor to entrepreneurs is “How do I find the money to start my business?” On the other hand, there are many additional creative options available for starting a business that you might not find for buying a car, home, or other major consumer item.

8 Steps In Securing A Bank Loan To Fund Your Startup

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Here are some tips and rules of thumb to improve your odds and help you understand when a bank loan or line of credit is possible, and how to get it: Write a good business plan first. Good credit ratings, both personal and business, are essential to getting a loan or line of credit.

Accelerate Your Startup With Help From An Incubator

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According to the National Business Incubator Association ( NBIA ), there are over 7,000 of these locations worldwide, and new online versions springing up all over the place, like Founders Space in Silicon Valley.

Do We Need A New Word For Entrepreneur?

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“Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business, a startup company or other organization. The entrepreneur develops a business plan, acquires the human and other required resources, and is fully responsible for its success or failure.” “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money” This morning I read an article in the New York Times titled With Start-Ups, Greeks Make Recovery Their Own Business.

What Types of Loans to Trust When Starting Your Business

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You hope to start your own business to be your own boss and make more money than you ever have before. But to get started with your business plans, you have to have a good amount of money to take care of all your necessities.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 26: Javier Saade and Hillary Hartley

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The Small Business Administration and the digital services agency 18F are trying to help entrepreneurs build successful companies and the 21st century digital government. Javier Saade , former associate administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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14 Business Resources Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

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There are a ton of great resources available for entrepreneurs, but most of the time you don’t hear about them unless a fellow business owner mentions one. So, we asked dozens of entrepreneurs to tell us the one business resource that helped them the most. A site for free and confidential business advice, SCORE has become a popular resource for entrepreneurs. If you’re serious about business, you’ll need a business plan. Small Business Administration.

Let Me Count The Ways Entrepreneurs Fund Startups

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One of the most frequent questions I get as a mentor to entrepreneurs is “How do I find the money to start my business?” On the other hand, there are many additional creative options available for starting a business that you might not find for buying a car, home, or other major consumer item.

Business 2015 - Optimism, But Upgrade Your Strategy

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According to earlier studies from Forbes Insights , many entrepreneurs and small businesses not only feel the lessons learned during the past few years have helped them survive, but the recession also exposed flaws in their business strategies that they were able to fix.

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House Small Business Committee Chairman Demands Answers From Wells Fargo, SBA

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Congressmen Ask Small Business Administration for Information on Wells Fargo Loans

3 Proven Methods for Women Entrepreneurs to Overcome Funding Gaps

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There are lots of different funding types, and without proper training and access to resources, finding the capital to help your business flourish can be tricky. Here are three ways to increase your chances of joining the ranks of successfully funded female-owned businesses.

Book: Where The Jobs Are

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I’ve had a number of meetings over the years with the Small Business Administration (SBA) whose name says it all. I’ve often encouraged them to rename themselves the High Growth Entrepreneurship Administration, or even to create a separate organization, or split the SBA in two, or, in a fit of libertarianism, eliminate the SBA altogether. Launch a Curriculum-Focused Dialogue Between Business and Education.

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How To Make Your Small Business Legit

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There’s benefits to making your small business legitimate. Yet many small business owners are unaware of the whys and hows. What may be in the basement today and can one day take over a whole building, but again, it starts with legitimizing your business.

3 Hurdles to Getting a Bank Loan and How to Overcome Them

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The percentage of total bank business loans that go to small businesses is in a steady decline, from over 50% in 1995, to under 30% in 2012. While it is harder than ever for small businesses to get a bank loan, it’s not impossible.

Is Your Startup Ready For The Challenges Of An IPO?

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According to the Small Business Administration , about 600,000 new businesses are started in the U.S. business entrepreneur initial public offering IPO startup

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Get a Loan from the SBA

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Small Business Administration, loaned $789 million, up 63 percent over 2011. So far this year, Pravina Raghavan, district director for New York at the U.S. Here she talks about what you need to know to get your cut. View the video on Inc.com at: [link