Category Archives: SBA

America’s SBDC 35th Anniversary

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Congratulates Americas SBDCs on their 35th Birthday. Business has changed a lot in 35 years, from the introduction of new technologies to the expansion of global trade. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)  have been there throughout — helping small businesses succeed through every stage, no matter the industry. Small business owners represent the…

Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? Nominations for state and national Small Business Week Awards are now open!

The U.S. Small Business Administration brings to you the opportunity to nominate a business for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards! Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards. Nominations are currently being accepted online…

SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet speaks on the current lending environment, her priorities, and the challenges facing small business owners

Contreras-Sweet was sworn in as the new head of the Small Business Administration in April. The former banker has made it a priority to modernize the agency and make resources such as access to capital more obtainable for entrepreneurs. “What we’re trying to do at the SBA is help America preserve the middle class and…