USDA Supports Small Business with Over $9 Million in Loans & Grants

The USDA is investing more than $9 million in loans and grants for small businesses to help support growth and development. Learn more.

Is There Really Free Money for Your Business?

Is there actually “free money” that you hear about sometimes on late night TV?

SBA Provides Fee Relief and Savings for Small Business Borrowers

“Small Businesses have saved more than $6.3M nationwide in fees that were eliminated,” says the SBA. Small business borrowers who receive SBA 7(a) guaranteed loans of $150,000 or less during Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014) are the main benefactors of the SBA Small Loan Guaranty Fee Relief Initiative, but SBA Lenders will […]

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 […]

5 Facts about Maria Contreras-Sweet: What You Should Know

President Obama announced Maria Contreras-Sweet as his nominee to lead the Small Business Administration on Wednesday.  A businesswoman who has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Contreras-Sweet makes a great candidate to fill Obama’s final cabinet seat.  Here are five reasons why her nomination is a step in the right direction for […]

2013: The Year in Review for Small Business

While we spent the year planning and on the road for the 2013 Access to Capital Tour, small business owners were experiencing a year of change due, in large part, to the federal government. Healthcare reform, deep budget cuts and a government shutdown, the hiring climate and more access to capital were a few of […]