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  • Managers are using drones to watch their employees Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    Construction workers in Sacramento, Calif., have a new kind of boss, in a way: A drone.

  • The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved the Small Business Administration loan program in a bill the Senate had already passed. But the Senate took lightning-fast action to raise the SBA lending limit in less than a day, marking a stark contrast with Congress' protracted battle over another federal loan guarantee agency, the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- The U.S. Small Business Administration said it reached the $18.75 billion cap for its main loan guarantee program on Thursday, forcing it to halt the funding of new loans with more than two months left in the fiscal year. U.S. Senate Small Business Committee Chairman David Vitter, a Republican, told SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet in a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- The U.S. Small Business Administration said it reached the $18.75 billion cap for its main loan guarantee program on Thursday, forcing it to halt the funding of new loans with more than two months to go in the current fiscal year. SBA spokesman Miguel Ayala said the capacity for fiscal 2015 was exceeded by stronger-than-anticipated demand...

  • SBA chief kicks off eMerge Americas conference Monday, 4 May 2015 | 3:53 PM ET
    SBA chief kicks off eMerge Americas conference

    Maria Contreras-Sweet, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, addresses the crowd at the eMerge Americas in Miami, Fla., on Monday.

  • eMerge: Seeing the future with Martine Rothblatt Monday, 4 May 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    eMerge: Seeing the future with Martine Rothblatt

    Martine Rothblatt, founder, Sirius Satellite Radio; founder, chairman & CEO, United Therapeutics; & author of 'Virtually Human: The Promise -- and the Peril -- of Digital Immortality," discusses how she developed Sirius, transplanting organs, and the limitations of current thinking about gender.

  • How CEOs are testing new ways to raise capital Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Soma water filtration system

    Growth in crowdfunding and online lending platforms means entrepreneurs don't have to devote precious time waiting on a bank to fund them.

  • A fix for jobless vets? Make them entrepreneurs Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    A veteran speaks to a job recruiter at a 'Hiring our Heroes' Job Fair on March 27, 2014 in New York City.

    Post-9/11 veterans struggle as their unemployment rate stands at 6.7 percent, versus 5.5 percent for the general population.

  • Where the lending gap is closing fast Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Businesswoman entrepreneur

    More finance options and an improving economy have helped women biz owners raise bank loans. Approval rates are up as credit scores improve.

  • Medium-sized businesses are a 'success story' Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Medium-sized businesses are a 'success story'

    A new Deloitte report states that the top 1000 medium-sized business contribute more than 9 percent to U.K.'s economy. Chris Gentle, head of Insight at Deloitte UK discusses the report, saying two thirds of these companies are outside of London and the South East.

  • SBA boss explains what's driving jobs growth Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    Maria Contreras-Sweet

    Maria Contreras-Sweet of the U.S. Small Business Administration has been nominated to the CNBC Next List.

  • 6 owners making millions from government work Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    Find out how these 6 entrepreneurs procured large federal contracts—and grew their businesses beyond the million-dollar annual sales mark.

  • 5 government assists for a million-dollar business Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    The business of federal contracting can be extremely lucrative, even during recent years, when budgets were squeezed.

  • Meet Oscar: A techie insurer primed for Obamacare Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    (Left to right) Mario Schlosser, Kevin Nazemi and Josh Kushner of Oscar

    Oscar, an insurance start-up that is using technology and data to create a more consumer-oriented health care company, is gaining ground under Obamacare.

  • Private equity salivates at bullish 'middle market' Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    There's a slice of private equity that isn't too concerned about valuations: Middle market firms that focus on small and mid-sized companies.

  • Entrepreneur Retrains Veterans as Helicopter Pilots Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 10:04 AM ET
    Guidance Aviation pilots.

    Meet the small-business owner from Prescott, Arizona who helps veterans transition to civilian life as professional helicopter pilots.

  • How one 'mompreneur' turned $500 into millions Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 10:48 AM ET

    Kendra Scott, a panelist on CNBC Prime’s "Crowd Rules," shares how she turned $500 into a multimillion-dollar jewelry empire that spans the globe.

  • Adding the Costs of the Boston Bombings Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    In a matter of moments, the Boston Marathon bombings inflicted as much as $333 million in damage to the local economy. Here's a breakdown.

  • Main St. Tax Breaks Inside Obama's Proposed Budget Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB, in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama's budget plan includes a proposed tax credit if you've hired or given a raise to workers. What small businesses would pocket from the president's proposal.

  • Switcheroo: Turning Office Guilt Into Productivity Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Gahhhhhh! Aren't there some tasks you just hate? Here's an office experiment: The "guilt hour." It's a way to knock off those unwanted tasks and shed the guilt.