Augusta business named in fraud indictment

...Benchris as a construction company that could bid on government contracts with the advantages the federal Small Business Administration extends to people who own small and disadvantaged businesses. These small businesses are allowed to partner...

Small businesses are healthier and applying for more loans, Capital One executive says

...prepare for it. Or how to structure a loan.Another part of our business growth is in loans backed by the Small Business Administration. They help us provide loans to companies that might not otherwise qualify or that might not be ready for...

Small business forum in Augusta focuses on startups, growth

...state and regional directors with the U.S. Small Business Administration."With most small businesses, the money...The economic workshop, sponsored by the Small Business Administration and U.S. Rep. John Barrow's office...

Small business forum planned Aug. 21

...Augusta this month will focus on steps to start a small business.The free event, organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration's Georgia District and U.S. Rep. John Barrow, will take place Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. until noon at...

Sheheen, Haley campaign spar over small business

...through dozens of businesses across South Carolina and have received support."Figures from the federal Small Business Administration show that, in 2011, the last year for which figures are available, there were about 377,000 small businesses...

Minimum wage laws pit small franchise owners against city governments

...S. Constitution by treating franchises and other small businesses unequally.In the eyes of the U.S. Small Business Administration, franchises are small businesses. Many franchises are owned by people who have at most a few locations. Some...

SBA agenda: Communicate, counsel, loan faster

NEW YORK - Loans are the primary reason small businesses seek help from the Small Business Administration, but the new head of the agency says more capital might not be what owners always need.Maria Contreras-Sweet has been a small...

Mayoral hopefuls fill forum with nonsense

...now on the commission agenda is the fact that right now in Augusta Mr. Ellis Allbright, who is the CSRA small business administration. He actually heads it, and as a matter of fact about three months ago he has been championing the fact that...

Some Augustans still without power, but workers draw praise

...this cleaned up," Lucas said.Columbia County departments will be assessing damage with GEMA, FEMA and Small Business Administration representatives Tuesday.Emergency management and local police agencies were working Monday to get totals...

Small Business Administration nominee has ownership, lending experience

The woman nominated to be the next head of the Small Business Ad­min­istration has spent decades working with small companies and did a stint in state government.