Small business owners of America, the SBA has heard your complaints:
It wants to help pick up the slack from the big Wall Street banks that are ignoring America's entrepreneurs, and it knows that it needs to make government loans easier to get, easier to understand—and less expensive.
"Lamentably, some larger financial institutions have not been doing small business lending, so we have had to become more aggressive," said Maria Contreras Sweet, the head of the Small Business Administration, during an interview at the eMerge Conference in Miami.
Small business is booming and owners are confident. Contreras cited the "dramatic change" in small business confidence which is now at all-time high. She also noted that small businesses are generating two out of three net jobs in the U.S.
"It's a movement; it's a new awakening [spreading] from young girls, millennials, to hard-core entrepreneurs. Everybody's thinking about starting their own business today," the SBA Administrator said.