It’s Not Your Father’s SBA

Check your assumptions at the door.

If you think the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is only there to make loans, and downloadrequires a deep dive into the land of bureaucracy, check again.

I have worked with an array of entities over the years who have benefited greatly from the SBA as they started up and established themselves in business. The SBA has much to offer in a range of areas, from startup and growth resources, to regional innovation clusters, to training & support for businesses led by veterans, immigrants, military spouses, and more.

And yes, funding. With dramatically less red tape these days.

National Small Business Week is May 1-7 this year. Here in my home state, there’s an Iowa Small Business Week Awards Reception coming up on Friday, May 6, and I plan to be there, to celebrate entrepreneurial businesses that are making an impact.

Will you join me? It’ll be a good opportunity to connect with one another and focus on what’s working for small businesses in our region.

Not an Iowan? Check with your state’s SBA office to see what they’re doing to celebrate National Small Business Week – and to discover the SBA of today.


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About Paul Kirpes, TPG Companies

For over 35 years, Paul J. Kirpes, Founder and President of TPG Companies, has transformed businesses, corporations, communities, and ventures in the private and public sectors throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Paul empowers companies, their owners, and leaders to Transform, Perform and Grow!
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