Karen G. Mills

SBA Administrator Karen Mills Kudos to Small Business Development Centers

SBDC Counselors recently received some well earned praise and appreciation. Administrator Karen Mills was recently appointed to President Obama’s cabinet. She’s still making sure that everyone knows about counselors like ours. She just gave an interview to WNYC New York Public Radio. She talks about the SBA, her Cabinet appointment, small business loan levels and […]

USA Today interviews the SBA’s Karen Mills

Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration affirms in a USA Today interview that small businesses are indeed the backbone of our economy and need access to capital to continue growth and create jobs. She continues to urge Congress to pass the small business aid bill in front of them.

SBA 504 Loan Now Allows Refinancing

Raymund Flandez of the Wall Street Journal continues to keep us informed on program changes in SBA financing. The SBA 504 program has recently been changed to allow for refinancing. SBA 504 is a popular fixed asset financing program that is guaranteed and requires a smaller cash injecture from the borrower than normal. Contact the […]

Banks Lending to Small Businesses Get Awards

As the SBA continues to prod banks to do more lending in the small business community-at-large, thy are giving awards to banks who have been participating right along. Here are the winners as reported by Kelly Faircloth for Inc. Magazine. The Small Business Administration recognized financial institutions devoted to helping small firms through their lending […]

SBA Announces New Loan Program Coming in June!

There is not a lot of detail in this release, but it looks encouraging. We are posting this verbatim as announced by the SBA. We are including eligibility critera as listed on the SBA web site at the end of this article. This loan is not for startups. The UNF SBDC will post more on […]

Atlanta Business Chronicle: SBA misses deadlines on

We are hoping that there is relief in sight so that our clients at the UNF SBDC  have better access to loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration is the smallest Federal agency in our government and this may well be a part of the problem. Another issue may be that the SBA’s team surrounding Administrator […]

Washington Biz Journal: SBA Team Picked

Tucker Echols Staff Reporter Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills is filling out her management team. Mills, who was confirmed by the Senate on April 3, has named a baker’s dozen of executives to help run the agency. Heading Mills’ executive team will be Ana Ma as chief of staff. Ma has served as chief […]

Karen G. Mills Tabbed for SBA Director

For those of you who were handicapping the potential pick for who would lead the U.S. Small Business Administration, the race is over and Karen G. Mills from Maine is the winner. Here is some information on Ms. Mills as submitted in a Portland Press-Herald article. President-elect Barack Obama on Friday officially named a Maine […]

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