To Grow or Not to Grow? The Q2 2016 State of Small & Micro Businesses in the U.S.

Once a quarter, Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet poll small and medium-sized businesses across the United States to learn more about those companies’ growth and access to capital. This quarter, the survey also polled microbusinesses across the nation and discovered new insights. Microbusinesses surveyed are planning to grow more than their […]

PCA Q1 2016 Survey Results Show Increased Optimism Toward Small Business Growth, But Caution Overall

Once a quarter, Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet poll small and medium-sized businesses across the nation to learn more about those companies growth and access to capital. Overall, the Q1 2016 PCA Index findings revealed that small and medium sized businesses surveyed are more optimistic about their growth prospects than […]

Accion Can Help Businesses Create ‘Good, Quality Jobs’

According to a new study by FIELD at the Aspen Institute, employees of microbusinesses that have received an Accion loan value their flexible and fulfilling new jobs.

Let’s Talk Access to Capital at the 2015 Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference

Find out how you can learn about funding your women-owned business at the 2015 EWC conference!

How much do you really know about the SBA?

The Small Business Administration can be an incredible resource for business owners, but first they need to know what the SBA has to offer. Learn the SBA’s history and what the organization does for small businesses.

Congress Authorizes Additional Lending from SBA Loan Program

Hundreds of small business loans were left pending after the SBA reached their lending authority earlier in July, but Congress has now increased the SBA’s authority through the end of the fiscal year in order to help fulfill these loans.