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Nation’s small business owners split on whether the government should shut down

By J.D. Harrison, The Washington Post Published: September 27 | Updated: Monday, September 30, 6:00 AM Down to the final days of the nation’s current spending plan, with negotiations over a new one at a standstill, nearly half of small business owners are in favor of shutting the government down, according to a new poll. Researchers…

Worldwide crisis in small business lending

At last week’s annual Small Business Administration’s conference for National Small Business Week, SBA Chief Karen Mills took some questions.  One small business owner said that she received “invaluable support” from one of the SBA’s Small Business Development Centers, which operate in every state. The lack of credit from banks…

Funding a resource for small business

It would be nice to believe that with Rick Perry dropping out of the GOP primary last week that the idea he floated earlier this month in South Carolina of killing off the Small Business Administration would itself be killed off.  But that’s not going to happen. There are still…

Maybe I’ll start drinking coffee

“Banks start to make more loans” That was the heading of a New York Times Dealbook story today.  But if you’re in the market for a small business loan or line of credit, don’t get your hopes up. According to the story, “Loan growth is still modest. And it remains…

Action Alert–SBDC budget vetoed

Yesterday Governor Haley vetoed the entire state budget for the South Carolina Small Business Development Center. Please see the letter below for our reasons for asking the Legislature to override Veto # 12. Call your House and Senate member ASAP, before noon today, and ask them to vote t override…