SBA launches online platform for small biz success stories

Every business has a story, and now they can use an online platform to share that story and showcase successes.

The U.S. Small Business Administration launched “Small Business Owners Speak,” an interactive online site that features videos by business owners across the country who have started or grown a business with SBA help. The videos will be featured at

“I have the great privilege of meeting small business owners from across the country as I travel every week. But now, thanks to ‘Small Business Owners Speak,’ you can hear their stories, too,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “This page will highlight the voices of successful small business owners who have started or grown a business thanks to help from the Small Business Administration.”

The page currently features videos submitted during SBA’s 2012 National Small Business Week video contest. But to help reach out to more small business owners, SBA has opened “Small Business Owners Speak” to other entrepreneurs interested in submitting a video.

The page features a map of the United States that allows users to click on videos by state or by using the drop-down menu and searching for videos by topic, such as capital, counseling, federal contracting or disaster loans.