Small Business Administration

(Luis Mora, founder of Finanta, with Bienvenida Jimenez, owner of the Canemo Grocery, in Kensington.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Nonprofit Makes Micro-Lending a Solid Business Model

“It takes time and takes work to have access to credit in this country, but it’s not impossible,” says Luis Mora (left), founder of Finanta.


(A pedestrian struggles through the snow in Chester County on February 13, 2014.  Credit: CBS3)

Chester County Looking For Businesses That Need Recovery Aid From Ice Storm

County officials are now urging businesses to apply for federal assistance through the county web site.


(Credit: John McDevitt)

Small Business Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has been recognizing outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses.



SBA Accepting Award Nominations For Small Businesses

If you know a small business that deserves recognition you can nominate it for an award.


(The waters of the Schuylkill River rose during Hurricane Irene to flood Main Street in Manayunk wall to wall.   Photo provided by Michael Dornblum)

Part 3: Direct Damage and Other Costs

A major storm could cause a business to close its doors for good. But even those able to recover may suffer.


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Neighbors, Officials Rally To Help Wyncote Condo Fire Victims

In a nondescript building not far from the fire scene, people can get help with everything from a Small Business Administration loan to getting their prime documents replicated.



BLOG: Loans Available to Some June Storm Victims in NJ

By Jim Donovan: New Jersey residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and high winds on June 30, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. […]


(Entrepreneurs meet with potential lenders at an event in King of Prussia sponsored by the Small Business Administration.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

For Area Small Businesses, A Chance To Pitch Lenders For Funding

Call it speed-dating, business style.



Philadelphia Awarded $2 Million In Grants To Encourage Small Business Start-Ups

Philadelphia will get $2 million to encourage small business start-ups. The money comes from a new program by the Small Business Administration.