It’s the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week and we are fired up! We are in our 35th year helping small businesses gain access to the SBA financing they need to start or expand their business. AND, we recently added the VetLoan Advantage program to save veterans money. All in all, a great week to promote and celebrate entrepreneurs.
“Small businesses create two out of three net new private sector jobs in our economy. And today, half of all working Americans either own or work for a small business. Over the past five years, the Obama Administration has worked to rebuild the economy and ensure that small businesses are able to do what they do best: grow and create jobs.,” said Karen Mills in her SBA blog post today. [source]
Let’s hear it for economic growth! We love it! In fact, CDC Small Business Finance has helped small businesses in 3 states to fund almost $4 billion dollars in SBA commercial real estate loans which translates into 10 jobs a day every single day for 35 years!
As part of this week the SBA is holding award ceremonies and events across the nation. President Obama has even sent us a special message in celebration for Small Business Week which you can see below: