Items Tagged with 'Small Business Administration'


Federal government increases SBA loan fund

Michigan SBDC says it’s just in time, as small business is booming again.

September 11, 2015
Congress has passed and President Barack Obama recently signed legislation ensuring the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) main lending program will be able to meet the increasing demand in the waning months of the current federal fiscal year. Read More

Connecting encore entrepreneurs

Joint workshop brings business veterans and resources together.

April 10, 2015
A workshop intended to improve older entrepreneurs’ success at an encore performance in business is coming to Grand Rapids this week. Read More

Shaking off recession’s effects, SBA borrowing is booming

The number and volume of loans in Michigan are up at least 12 percent over last year.

September 12, 2014
More small businesses in Michigan this year are getting loans backed by the federal Small Business Administration, which one local expert attributes to a strengthening economy and greater confidence on the part of commercial lenders. Read More

GROW may not be the only loan arranger

City agency will look at possibly becoming SBA micro-lender.

October 11, 2013
If the Grand Rapids Economic Development Corp. can make it work, there will be two. Read More

GROW microloan program grows threefold

July 12, 2013
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women will triple its microloan program from $200,000 in Small Business Administration funds it had available last year to $600,000 going into this year. Read More