The Small Business Administration Could Be Closed in the Next 30 Days

By: Friday October 11, 2013 6:30 pm

I predicted President Obama would resurrect Ronald Reagan’s plan to permanently close the Small Business Administration (SBA) by combining it with the Department of Commerce in November of 2008.

In addition to being a conspiracy nut, I’m apparently also clairvoyant because that is exactly what the President announced he planned to do in January of 2012.

 

Sign Up for #OccupySupply Webinar on Filing FOIAs for Occupy Groups, Tomorrow Night (2/8) at 8 PM ET

By: Tuesday February 7, 2012 2:50 pm

Kevin Baron, a wizard at Freedom of Information Act requests, has generously agreed to give a webinar presentation tomorrow night for Occupy Supply on how to submit FOIA requests regarding the government’s actions against occupations across the country — and more importantly, what to do when the government won’t comply.

Liveblog: FDIC Looks into Small Business Lending, Bernanke to Testify

By: Thursday January 13, 2011 11:45 am

I am here in Alexandria VA at an event being put on by FDIC to look at small business lending issues. Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke is a panelist as well as several members of Congress, bankers and of course, a representative from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who represents small business about as much as bin Laden represents U.S. national security interest.

Secret Blacklist Provision in Defense Authorization Signals End for Small Businesses, Transparency in Contracting

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 6:40 pm

While everyone’s attention is on the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, there are far more nefarious sections that demand the public’s attention and action.

The Senate Small Business Jobs Bill is Anti-Small Business and Will Not Create Jobs

By: Wednesday September 15, 2010 3:10 pm

The Small Business Jobs Act, poised to pass the Senate this week, contains provisions that will do more to damage small businesses than all the decent provisions combined. The bill is another swing-and-a-miss for Democrats trying to bolster their small business creds…

An Open Letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman

By: Thursday September 2, 2010 7:03 am

Despite at least $3 trillion in government spending aimed at stimulating the economy, a multitude of economic indicators now show that the economy is poised to slip into a double dip recession. In order to stave off another dip into further recession Congress and the Obama Administration need to direct federal funds to small businesses.

Checking My Crystal Ball on the FY 2009 Federal Small Business Contract Numbers, Part 2

By: Monday August 30, 2010 1:40 pm

The Small Business Administration released its Procurement Scorecard late Friday afternoon, showing that once again, the government did not achieve its mandated 23 percent small business procurement goal. Several weeks ago, I made several predictions about this, lets see how accurate I was.

Stupid Economy – It’s About Small Business

By: Saturday August 21, 2010 8:03 am

In remarks made by President Obama yesterday, Senate Republicans were taken to task for their obstruction of the small business lending bill. However, it seems more that the president is unwilling to take a new direction in helping small businesses.

The Missing Ingredient to Avoid the Double-Dip: Small Business Contracts

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 6:00 am

If the Obama administration and Congress wanted to avoid a double-dip recession and spur job creation, then they should focus on fixing fraud and abuses in federal small business contracting programs. These contracting programs can be used as a means of driving demand to small businesses that create over 90 percent of net new jobs.

Checking My Crystal Ball on the FY 2009 Federal Small Business Contract Numbers

By: Saturday August 7, 2010 11:00 am

Time to test my psychic abilities. The Small Business Administration will be releasing the contracting numbers for fiscal year 2009, which will show another disappointing year for small businesses.

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