The event was moderated by radio broadcaster and SME journalist Liz Barclay, and the panel consisted of academics Dr. Stephann Makri, Dr Matthew Smith and Douglas Miller and successful online fashion retail entrepreneur, Sarah Curran.
Last month, new life was breathed into an effort to bring back some popular small business lending provisions that expired shortly before the 2012 presidential election. These expired programs enabled a record number of small businesses to refinance commercial mortgages. The renewed push to reinstate the programs, along with some additional policy changes, can go a long way toward aiding Main Street’s recovery. President Obama has done a number of positive things to help the small business sector. Business startups are up 8 percent from 2009 to 2011, and U.S.
This week is National Small Business Week, described as a time to recognize and celebrate the special impact made by outstanding American entrepreneurs and small business owners, according the event's sponsor, the Small Business Administration. So it's a good time to ask the question, What's the biggest barri
For the past 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated the nation's entrepreneurs and small-business owners during its annual National Small Business Week, which kicks off today.
On stage at National Small Business Week's opening ceremonies in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night, Fed Chair Janet Yellen exhorted small business owners for their crucial role in the economic recovery.
Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews
recognized the 2014 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Award
winners during a ceremony at the annual MED Week Conference in Washington, D.C.
13 organizations, businesses and individuals who have demonstrated leadership
and commitment in advancing the minority business community.
one of the longest running Minority Business Enterprise events in the United
States, the National MED Week Conference recognizes the outstanding
achievements of leading minority entrepreneurs and organizations while
positioning business owners for opportunities that drive growth. Minority
Business Development Agency (MBDA) National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo and
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet
delivered remarks to kick off the one-day conference this morning.
conference provided opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs
to connect with senior public officials, industry executives and leaders from
all over the country and learn about cutting-edge tools that can give their
business a more competitive advantage.
Obama Administration and Commerce Department have been laser-focused on helping
businesses create good-paying jobs, particularly small and medium-sized
businesses. On July 25, President Obama issued a proclamation
declaring this week Minority Enterprise Development Week, during which
Americans are celebrating the essential role that minority entrepreneurs and
businesses play in our economy and communities.