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NSBA President Attends SBA Administrator Swearing-In

NSBA President Attends SBA Administrator Swearing-In

Earlier this week, NSBA President Todd McCracken attended the swearing-in ceremony for Maria Contreras-Sweet as the new Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) where President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spoke.

NSBA Applauds Confirmation of SBA Administrator

NSBA applauds the Senate’s confirmation today of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the next Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Why Tax Time is the Right Time to Seek Financing

NSBA partner Dealstruck provides the inside scoop on why tax time is the best time to apply for business financing as well as the most sought-after pieces of information lenders look for before approving financing.

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Senate Committees to Move Forward on Patent Bills

The Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees are expected to address a handful of bills in coming weeks which are aimed at addressing a host of patent-related issues.

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Senate Small Biz Committee Approves SBA Nominee

Earlier today, the Senate Small Business Committee gathered to consider the nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the next U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator. Upon expected approval, the nomination will head to the full Senate.

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President Releases 2015 Budget Proposal

President Barack Obama yesterday released his FY 2015 budget projecting a deficit of 1.6 percent of the economy by 2024, down from 1.7 percent projected for 2023 in his last budget blueprint while the federal debt would rise to $25 trillion in 2024, up from $17.9 trillion in 2014.

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Sen. Cantwell Chairs Her First SBC Hearing

The Senate Small Business Committee hearing today will mark the first full committee hearing chaired by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), who took over the chairmanship following Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) departure. NSBA looks forward to working with Chair Cantwell.

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Small-Business Outlook Continues to Improve

Last week, NSBA released the 2013 Year-End Economic Report which shows continued gains in economic outlook and confidence among America’s small-business owners, with many indicators the highest they’ve been in six years.

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NSBA Supports Nominee Maria Contreras-Sweet

Today, NSBA sent a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business, expressing its support for Maria Contreras-Sweet as the President’s nominee for SBA Administrator.

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NSBA Leadership Kicks off 2014

Last week, the NSBA Board of Trustees held its first meeting of 2014 where it welcomed in new leadership and trustees, and heard from the Office of Advocacy’s Director of the Office of Economic Research, Janemarie Mulvey, Ph.D.

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