Sandy Recovery Update | Veterans Day 2012 | Free Winter Weather Webinar

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Sandy Update: SBA Ready to Help Businesses, Homeowners and Renters Recover


Many business owners, homeowners, and renters along the East Coast are coming back to find physical damage to their buildings and property and economic hardships as a result of Hurricane Sandy. SBA stands ready to help by providing low-interest loans to rebuild and recover. 

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Register Now for Free Winter Weather Preparedness Webinar

As we look ahead to the Winter Weather Season, now is the time to prepare for the threats posed by colder temperatures and frozen precipitation. Join the SBA and co-sponsor Agility Recovery as we share the long range winter weather forecast for our nation, as well as practical, applicable tips and best practices to mitigate the risks posed by winter weather.

  • November 13, 2012
  • 2pm ET

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Celebrating Veterans and America's 2.4 Million Veteran-Owned Small Businesses


Each Veterans Day we honor veterans: those serving to protect us at home and abroad, and those who previously served.  Part of the mission of SBA is to provide assistance to veterans and service-disabled veterans who return home to start, resume, or further grow their businesses. 

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(Only a few spots remaining!) Join SBA and Microsoft in Portland, Oregon for a Tweetup

Microsoft and the U.S. Small Business Administration are teaming up to host a Tweetup for Portland, Oregon area small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn about business resources in the community on November 13. The free event is open to mom-and-pops, tech startups, and everything in between- just bring your tweeting (or other social media) skills.

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How Changes to the U.S. Patent System Will Impact Your Small Business

If you hold patents, have patents pending or are thinking of filing a patent, then it’s time for you to get to know the details of the most significant reform of the U.S. patent system in more than a century. Here's what you need to know.

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6 Tips to Rein in Spending and Be a Lean Start-Up

The average cost of starting a business is $30,000, according to a 2009 study. But whether your cash comes from savings or financing, watching how you spend your money is critical to the success of your venture. Here are six ways to rein in spending as you start and grow your business

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Set Goals Before You Start Your Franchise Business Search

If you’re searching for the right franchise to buy, it’s important to set some goals so you don't flounder in your search for the perfect opportunity. Expert Joel Libava shares some goal-setting ideas to consider before you get started.

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