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Five Ways to Save Money on Payment Processing

Five Ways to Save Money on Payment Processing

Join NSBA corporate partner TransFirst for an informative Webinar on Dec. 10 where they will show you how to save money on your payment processing.

SBA Lending Sets Another Record in FY 2014

Last week, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet touted another lending record achieved by the agency in fiscal year (FY) 2014, approving 52,044 7(a) loans for $19.19 billion.

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Senate Panel to Hold Hearing on SBA Advocacy Nominee

Next Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will hold a nomination hearing for Gilberto de Jesús, President Obama’s nominee for SBA Office of Advocacy Chief Counsel.

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Election Analysis: Capital, Contracting, Patents and Cybersecurity

The Republican take-over of the Senate could have lasting effects on issues including access to capital, federal contracting reform, patents and cybersecurity.

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Owner Beware: Tax Gimmicks Can Hinder Financing Options

NSBA partner Dealstruck outlines the problems in utilizing too many tax deductions and potentially showing a zero income—something that could seriously hinder a small-business owner’s ability to garner financing.

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House Bill Introduced to Modernize SBA Loan Process

Last week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) introduced legislation to simplify the loan application process for SBA loans by mandating they allow the use of e-signature and electronic records.

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House Hearing with SBA Administrator

Last week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on the SBA examining its ability to most effectively benefit America’s small businesses and bolster their role in the economy – the sole witness was Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

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Congress Returns with a Full Legislative Plate

When Congress returns to Washington, D.C. next week, there are several must-pass pieces of legislation awaiting them, including appropriations bills, reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, tax extenders, the internet tax moratorium, and much more.

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NSBA Economic Report: Small-Business Hiring Improves

NSBA today released the 2014 Mid-Year Economic Report which shows positive gains in revenues and hiring as well as improved economic outlook and confidence among America’s small-business owners.

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Government Contracts and the Need for Working Capital

Government contractors often face financial strains due to payment delays, making short-term financing helpful, but it is important to understand all of your options.

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