An Economic (SBA) Discussion

Later today, May 14 at 3:00 PM EDT, Small Business for America’s Future will sponsor an open discussion featuring U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Director Isabella Casillas Guzman and Bharat Ramamurti, the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council (NEC). The two will discuss the current state of the economy as well as the impact…

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Congress, SBA Headline CFA Forum

The Coalition of Franchisee Association (CFA) Lobby Day Forum is always a great opportunity for franchisees to make their voice heard in Washington DC, but this year, that seems especially true. The annual event, being held on October 25 & 26, will open with a Congressional Reception for which dozens of Congressmen and women have…

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SBA Head McMahon Addresses CFA

Speaking of the Small Business Administration, the agency’s administrator Linda McMahon will address the Coalition of Franchisee Associations at the CFA Lobby Day and Forum Legislative Luncheon in Washington DC later next month. The CFA event is usually held in March of each year, but was snowed out earlier in 2017 and rescheduled for October…

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SBA Franchise Lending = $1.5 Billion Problem

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) this past week released its report on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) franchise loan program.  According to the GAO, the SBA paid out for borrowers who defaulted on 28 percent of all the franchise loans it approved over a 10 year span from 2003 through 2012.  Read more and…

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Commercial Real Estate Financing Available Through SBA 504 Loan Program

McLean, Virginia (PRESS RELEASE – February 19, 2011) – Starting February 28, 2011, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 loan program will begin accepting applications for refinancing of existing qualified real estate debt for small business owners who are facing impending balloon payments before December 31, 2012. In a recent press release, SBA Administrator…

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