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Small Business Saturday Falls This Week

Five years ago American Express launched Small Business Saturday, encouraging Americans to shop at their local small businesses.

SBA Meets Its Annual 23 Percent Contracting Goal for Small Business

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced yesterday that for the first time in eight years, the SBA had met its annual 23 percent contracting goal for small business.

SBA Announces Small Business Person of the Year Today

The SBA is announcing the Small Business Person of the Year today (Friday, May 16), the final day of National Small Business Week, as they wrap up a week of celebrating and assisting America's small business owners.

Watch Day 4 of Natl Small Biz Week Online

Today's National Small Biz Week featured speakers are Fed Chair Janet Yellen and founder, owner and CEO John Schnatter of Papa John’s Pizza.

National Small Business Week Begins Today

National Small Business Week kicks off today at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. You can watch the live stream of the kickoff event, which started at 11:40 a.m. EST, at www.sba.gov/nsbw.

Obama Nominates Latina for SBA Administrator

Contreras-Sweet, Obama, Hulit
L-R: Contreras-Sweet, Obama, Hulit. Photo/Whitehouse

WASHINGTON— Last week Wednesday President Obama nominated small business banker Maria Contreras-Sweet to head the Small Business Administration. Contrera-Sweet, 58, started ProAmérica Bank in 2006, a California bank that focuses on small business loans in Latino neighborhoods.

Small Business Agency Criticized for Big Business Ties

The SBA's Office of Advocacy is entrusted with representing the interests of small businesses before other federal agencies.

Government Warns Again: Franchises Do Not Succeed More than Small Businesses

A troubled KFC franchise in Kentucky gives up on its franchisor and closes its doors for good
A KFC franchisee in Kentucky gives up on its franchisor and closes its doors for good. photo/bluemaumau

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Small Business Administration has declared yet again to the public that franchises have the same success rates as independent small businesses.

Franchise Loans Difficult to Get

Rick Kimsey, a twenty year veteran of the wireless telephone industry, decided he wanted to leave the increasingly competitive market of cell phones and invest where the grass looks greener - health care.

SBA Says Franchises Are 'Proven' Success

Utah's top SBA official touts buying a franchise as buying into a proven business model.