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Grants Helping States Promote Small Biz Growth

The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant initiative, launched under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, is a pilot grant program authorizing up to $90 million in grants to the states and U.S.


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The SBA Doesn’t Lend Money

We get several calls a week from owners who tell us that they have been turned down for an S.B.A.


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Kisstixx Wins SBA Small Biz Week Contest

Utah Valley University business student entrepreneurs Dallas Robinson and Mike Buonomo, who started their growing lip-balm company Kisstixx with a small business loan, shared their story in a video for the National Small Business Week Video Contest and were one of the four winners selected by the U.S.



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How Has The SBA Helped You?

The Small Business Administration is looking for videos showing how its programs and services have helped small companies.


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SBA Program For Low Income Entrepreneurs Faces Cuts

The Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs, or PRIME, distributed nearly $8 million in grants Sept.


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Women-Owned Businesses Gearing Up For Gov Contracts

The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program kicked off in February, with the goal of ensuring that federal agencies issue 5 percent of their prime contracts to businesses such as Bialek Environments that are owned by women.


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Senate After SBA Over Small Biz Contracts

At a hearing Tuesday, senators questioned the SBA over its claim that 22.7 percent of federal contract dollars went to small businesses in 2010.


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Research Before Seeking SBA Loans

So, what’s the best way to get a small-business loan in this economic environment?