Archive for the ‘Recent News’ Category


SBA’s new administrator starts working even before the swearing-in ceremony

  Maria Contreras-Sweet hit the ground running on her first day as head of the Small Business Administration, meeting with the agency’s disaster assistance team and veterans organizations hours before she was even sworn in for her new post. View full article



Update on Patriot Express Loan Program

There have been many recent inquiries regarding SBA’s Patriot Express Loan Program.  This was a “pilot” program that expired January 1, 2014 and is no longer available.  For questions or clarification please contact James VanHorn, Steve White or W. Lewis Burger at the Denver District Office: Phone: 303-844-2607 Colorado District Office 721 19th Street Suite […]



SBA Improves Small Businesses Access to 7(a) and 504 Loan Programs

U.S. small businesses will gain improved access to two major government-guaranteed loan programs once a final rule to that effect issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration becomes effective April 21, 2014. The SBA recently published a Final Rule on the Federal Register that eliminates or revises several requirements   for its two main loan programs, 7(a) […]



A New Phase I Standard

On December 30, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule approving the use of ASTM E1527-13



Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passed through FY 2014

The House and the Senate passed an omnibus appropriations bill that funds the federal government through FY 2014



SBA Partners with Microsoft to Deliver Technology e-Learning Series

“We are excited to partner with Microsoft to offer online courses that will provide entrepreneurs with technology-focused tools and resources to build their businesses and create jobs,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills.



SBA Recognizes Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation

The Colorado District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration recognized lenders and government contractors in its latest small-business awards Wednesday.



SBA Disaster News

SBA disaster assistance is now available in the Colorado county of El Paso



Colorado Springs Company Wins National Small Business Administration Award

A Colorado Springs-based company that advises and assists the military has won the 2013 Small Business Administration Prime Contractor award