The additional time for businesses, homeowners and renters to request federal disaster loans will go a long way in continuing to support the rebuilding efforts of the communities affected by Superstorm Sandy," said SBA Administrator
On the eve of Small Business Saturday, SBA Administrator
Maria Contreras-Sweet and former SBA Administrators
Karen Mills, Hector Barreto and Aida Alvarez issued a blog urging Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the first trade deal to specially target some of the barriers that shut American small businesses out of international markets.
Federal investment in small business exporting is already beginning to pay dividends in foreign sales and economic development, which translates into a stronger economy and job creation," said Karen Milts, SBA administrator
Karen Mills said under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the agency was able to increase guarantees and reduce fees, which resulted in more than $25 billion in new loans to small business owners and brought more than 1,200 lenders back to the SBA's loan programs.
The Veterans Affairs Department maintains a database of companies that it has verified as service-disabled veteran-owned, but other agencies currently cannot access the database, SBA Administrator
Karen Mills testified.
All of these steps, along with other Recovery Act provisions, are aimed at increasing access to capital and giving small businesses just what they need to help lead our nation's economic recovery," SBA Administrator
Karen Mills said in a statement.
Karen Gordon Mills announced that the SBA will unveil a new lending program during National Small Business Week.
The Post's report, taken along with other credible analyses," acting SBA Administrator
gov "is to cut through the red tape and make it easier for businesses to do business," SBA Administrator
Hector Barreto has had the most impact of any SBA administrator
in its history,'' Barragan said.
Barreto, SBA administrator
in announcing the program May 4.
The men and women we'll honor this year represent the best of America's entrepreneurial spirit," says SBA Administrator