SBA disaster loans offer businesses help to address outbreak effects

Small businesses are the fabric of the Colorado economy. Their success depends on the ability to freely market products and services to communities across the state. As Americans face the new reality of social distancing measures brought on by the coronavirus outbreak, small businesses bear the brunt of those measures and face serious challenges with […]

The road less traveled by has made all the difference in promoting small business

When I became regional administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, I never would have imagined the many positive experiences and challenges I’ve encountered during my visits across the Rocky Mountain region. Twelve months, six states and nearly 10,000 miles later, I’ve taken the road less traveled by and learned the small business vitality of […]

From boots to business: SBA helps veterans make transition

President Donald Trump demonstrated the importance of veteran entrepreneurs in donating his second quarter salary to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The funding will help the SBA create a seven-month intensive training program for veterans transitioning from military service to small business ownership. Veteran entrepreneurs remain a driving force in our economy. Nearly 10 percent […]

Tax reform could make for happy holidays for small businesses

I was shopping at our local store recently and was amazed holiday merchandise was already on the shelves.  What happened to the tradition of launching the Christmas selling season right after turkey time at the end of November? Little did I know, the holiday shopping season now starts with Halloween and runs straight through until […]