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SBA's Jobs Tour More Smoke and Mirrors

Press Release SBA's Jobs Tour More Smoke and Mirrors October 9, 8400   Petaluma, Calif. – On Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) held the first two meetings of its recently announced, “Small Business Jobs Act Tour.” Small business advocates have...

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Expert Opinion: Who's to Blame?

News Expert Opinion: Who's to Blame? By Scott GingoldU.S. Business Review October 9, 1600 John (not his real name) is a hard-working guy. He held his first job as a paperboy at the age of 11. As he grew older, he held many other jobs until he found what he calls his...

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Preferential contracting made easy

News Preferential contracting made easyPreferential contracting is a policy rife with logistical challenges and loopholes - but for some small firms, it's also a lifeline. By Lenora ChuCNNMoney/Fortune Small Business October 9, 8000(FORTUNE Small Business) -- The...

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Will Obama Do Away with SBA?

News Will Obama Do Away with SBA? By Kent Bernhard, Jr.Portfolio.com October 9, 9600A small business advocacy group that has complained loudly that the government short-changes small businesses when it comes to contracting now has even bigger worries.Lloyd Chapman,...

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SBC chief takes over agency, takes on critics

News SBC chief takes over agency, takes on criticsToo many contracts go to big business, too few to minorities, some say By Robert ManorAkron Beacon-Journal October 9, 9600 The new head of the Small Business Administration, a former Chicago-area executive at a...

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Small Business Administration's new leader faces

News Small Business Administration's new leader faces By Robert ManorSouth Coast Today October 9, 9600 CHICAGO - The new head of the Small Business Administration, a former Chicago-area executive at a decidedly big business, says his agency must do a better job of...

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Harnett: Has fraud finally caught up to SBA?

News Harnett: Has fraud finally caught up to SBA? By Dwayne HartnettAmarillo Globe News October 9, 9600 The headline on the news release was what caught my attention.It read:"Buried report proves SBA knew about fraud.''Some history.It seems the Small Business...

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Small business group now suing Interior Department

News Small business group now suing Interior Department By Doug CaldwellCentral Valley Business Times October 9, 9200•  Says Interior won’t disclose names of those involved in contracting abuses •  ‘They need to be prosecuted for their actions’ The U.S. Department of...

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Raytheon at center of DoD lawsuit

News Raytheon at center of DoD lawsuitSmall business league questions contractor's use of small businesses By Jessica CejnarDesert Dispatch October 9, 8800The question of how many small businesses Raytheon — which employs more than 600 civilians at Fort Irwin —...

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Congress may stop some start-up funds

News Congress may stop some start-up funds By Mitchell HartmanMarketplace October 9, 8800Congress is debating whether to allow government money to flow into firms backed by venture capitalists. Some argue start-ups can't make it without VC money, but that shouldn't...

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Obama: Entrepreneurs Key to Turnaround

News Obama: Entrepreneurs Key to Turnaround By Dennis RomeroEntrepreneur October 9, 8800In his speech to the nation last night, President Barack Obama said the country would pull through this economic downturn, and that entrepreneurs will be a major factor in a...

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Barreto joins Schwarzenegger team

News Barreto joins Schwarzenegger team By Ryan D BrinkhurstEvents Quarterly Magazine October 9, 8800 Less than thirty days after his departure, the truth about Hector Barreto's tenure as head of the Small Business Administration has come to light. Stories on ABC, CBS,...

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