SBA Improves Small Business Access to Loan Programs and Enhances Job Creation

Excellent news for small business owners seeking government-backed loans: the eligibility requirements for Small Business Administration loan programs have expanded and are allowing more businesses to enroll.  If your business didn’t qualify before, it may now. Digital Journal reported that the SBA’s two main loan programs– 7(a) and 504— would start seeing eligibility changes soon, and […]

Small Business Lending Fund Makes 56,900 New Loans

Earlier this month, we announced that more and more businesses were gaining access to capital after the economic downturn of ’08, and now, the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) has announced that they’ve increased small business lending by $12.5 billion since 2010, a sure sign that recovery is well on its way. The Small Business […]

Access to Capital Phoenix: Success!

Our first Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet event in Phoenix on March 26th was a success!  We had a blast there, and we’re so grateful to all the 150 attending businesses in Phoenix who let us come and share some of our small business insights with them. The event started out with some networking […]

SBA Provides Relief to Businesses Affected by California Drought

The drought in California may have started long ago, but on January 15, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared the California drought to be an agricultural disaster, opening up the doors for the Small Business Administration to start offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs). These new loans will be eligible for nonfarm small businesses and non-profit […]

SBA Answers Questions About Capital

This month, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy responded to some frequently asked questions about small businesses (defined as businesses with zero to 499 employees) and accessing startup capital.  If you haven’t seen it already, check it out; if you’ve just started or are about to start a company, it can be invaluable know a bit about […]

SBA Twitter Chat for Starting Entrepreneurs

Learn how to start your business from the experts– check out the Small Business Administration’s Twitter chat on Wednesday, Feb 19 at 3-4 PM EST.