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Obama Asks for Leaner Govt, Promotes SBA Head

In East Room, Obama asks Congress to give him authority to consolidate federal government agencies
photo: Lawrence Jackson, White House Photographer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama announced yesterday an initiative to merge commerce-related departments of the federal government into one entity and to promote the Small Business Administration head to Cabinet member. Franchisor and franchisee advocates are generally positive about the move.

SBA Tells Hotel Franchisees Help on Way

SBA Administrator Karen Mills answers phone, photo/wh

Small Business Administration administrator Karen Mills spoke recently with America's largest group of hotel franchisees, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association.

Obama Commission Suggests Folding SBA into Commerce Dept

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President Obama signs executive order creating committee, photo/L Jackson

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, launched by President Barack Obama to find ways to cut federal deficit spending, has released its recommendations. 

Access to Capital Is Focus of Forum Hosted by Top Government Officials

The SBA and the Treasury Department held a forum on November 18 to “discuss ideas for increasing small business’s access to capital."