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4 Legal Reforms That Could Affect Your Small Business

Our legal environment is constantly changing and as old legislation evolves and new reforms are considered, there are some laws and regulations that are inadvertently impacting small businesses in the US and abroad. The following four reforms are either in the process of approval or have recently been approved, and they all could have a big impact [...]

By | June 2nd, 2014|

Maria Contreras-Sweet Confirmed as Administrator of SBA

I was so excited in January when Maria Contreras-Sweet was nominated to lead the Small Business Administration and become a part of President Obama's cabinet, but we still had a bit of waiting to do to see if she would be confirmed for the position.  Finally, I can stop waiting: on March 27, it was announced [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|

The SBA is broadcasting live from the Internet… Webinars you don’t want to miss, Apr 1- Apr 10

There are so many SBA sponsored events coming up in April and the great news is that many of them are FREE and ONLINE! You won’t have to travel anywhere or spend money; it’s a win-win! I've put together this roundup of upcoming SBA webinars from Apr 1 – Apr 10. The topics will range from Business Planning to [...]

By | March 28th, 2014|

SBA Offers Online Classes for Government Contracting

If you're a 7(j) eligible firm (see here for more information) you may be interested in the online training for government contracting the Small Business Administration is offering from April 1-15. The classes will be highly interactive, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, interact with peers, and participate in activities.  Some of the classes being offered include: [...]

By | March 13th, 2014|

RSVP to Make the Headcount

We hear you, because we asked. We're glad we did. As an SMB (please read: our country's backbone), we want to hear your experience regarding government and corporate contracting opportunities include adjectives like; successful, steadfast, and maybe even something a little to the tune of easy-cheesy-piece-of-cake. Instead, your tales of seeking out these initiatives seem to [...]

By | November 23rd, 2013|

Bumping Up Against the Debt Ceiling: What’s a Small Business Owner to Do?

The reaction of one small business owner I have to think that Congress would go back in time to the beginning of 2013 if they could. Then they were dealing with the debt ceiling issue for the first time. I bet, were they to go back, they would take the time to fully deal with [...]

By | October 14th, 2013|

SBA Fishes For Borrowers

Small Businesses have always formed the backbone of the American economy.  These entrepreneurial pioneers embody the spirit of possibility, the tireless work ethic, and the simple hope for something better that lies at the heart of the American ideal. The problem is, our small businesses have been some of the hardest hit by this recession.  [...]

By | March 15th, 2013|

Your Business and Sequestration

Sequestration. It's a buzz word worthy of "Fiscal Cliff" status, meaning we all wish Congress would get their act together so we could stop hearing and reading about it every day. Still, it's important to remain current of the latest news, because the "across the board cuts" (sick of that phrase yet?) could impact small [...]

By | February 28th, 2013|

5 Great Resources for Entrepreneurial Veterans

November 11th is the day when we as a country honor and celebrate the service of America's military personnel. The US Department of Veteran Affairs recently reported that the unemployment rate for veterans dropped to 6.3 percent in October, at least for those who served pre-9/11. While that number is well below the national average, [...]

By | November 12th, 2012|

After the Storm: Disaster Resources to Rebuild Your Small Business

A fire management assistance declaration from FEMA was granted for the Warren Grove Fire, triggering a way for federal funding to reimburse state and locals for firefighting efforts. Warren Grove, NJ, May 2007 -Andrea Booher/FEMA If your small business or farm has been hurt by a disaster, you are not alone. Damage from [...]

By | September 9th, 2011|