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SBA Deputy Administrator Marie JohnsSmall businesses are the backbone of our economy and, over the last two decades, small and new businesses have created two out of every three net new jobs in the United States. At the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), we work with small businesses around the country...

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A ruling from the Small Business Administration lifts the cap on federal contracts set aside for women-owned small businesses....

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A new study by an advocacy group reveals new information on how small businesses are operating in the current financial climate.The report, called Access to Capital among Young Firms, Minority-owned Firms, Women-owned Firms, and High-tech Firms which was sponsored by The Office of Advocacy, looked at new businesses’ access to capital during...

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Banks are expected to make $23.9 billion available to franchise businesses this year, according to a new report by the International Franchise Association....

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A new study shows Americans under 40 have saved less than previous generations. What might that mean for those who hope to own a business?According to a report released today by the Urban Institute, a Washington D.C. independent research center, Americans under 40-years-old have amassed less wealth than their parents when they were the same age....

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In honor of Women’s History Month and as part of their ongoing programs to help women entrepreneurs, The Coca-Cola Company today revealed the details of a major initiative they’ve created with the International Finance Company.Working with the International Finance Company, a member of the World Bank Group, Coca-Cola today announced a $100...

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When and How to Lease Equipment

The pros and cons of leasing office equipment for your business....

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Grant funding isn't just for nonprofits. Startups can also secure grant money. Finding a good match is the hard part. Here are some ideas for launching your search....

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 The rapidly changing landscape of Harlem has claimed several small businesses as victims of change. Lenox Lounge, Hue-Man Bookstore and Harlem Vintage are all examples of businesses that have closed recently, never to reopen.To prevent more businesses from closing, the Harlem Business Alliance has announced that it will put a $700,000...

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In an attempt to help U.S. military veterans become business owners, TD Bank today announced its joined with the International Franchise Association (IFA) and a pilot group of well known franchises, in a program to streamline the road to business ownership.Franchises such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Domino’s Pizza, Baskin-Robbins and Papa Murphy’s will now...

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