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...

USC Aiken center awarded for fostering small business

...and Clark work as consultants, received the Small Business Administration's Excellence and Innovation Center Award...economic development specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration's South Carolina office."The Aiken area...

Small businesses have wish list for new leader

Maria Contreras-Sweet, are you listening? Now that President Obama has nominated you to run the Small Business Administration, owners have a to-do list for you.The SBA needs to get banks to lend more, help small companies win...

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.

Obamacare becoming major issue in Georgia Senate race

...and that exemptions for small businesses apply to those with up to 500 employees, the cutoff point for the Small Business Administration, as compared to the 50-worker threshold in the Affordable Care Act.Broun, who is a physician, says...

Effects from shutdown felt by small business owners in Augusta

...to determine how much without doing extensive research.Additionally, any loans applied for through the Small Business Administration will remain on hold until the shutdown is remedied and offices reopen. Thompson said his bank typically processes...