The $759 million cooperative in Manchester, N.H., said it increased its SBA participation by 131% this year.
Online resources available to support new entrepreneurs included.
The SBA recently recognized Telhio Credit Union as the top credit union lender in a 60-county region of central Ohio.
A month after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, the SBA said it has approved more than $150 million in disaster loans in four states.
Study also finds significantly later retirement age for small business owners.
The SBA has been paying attention to the stalled season and said it is ready to assist small businesses nationwide.
The $513 million cooperative in Springfield, Mass., was named the SBA’s top 7(a) lender in total dollars for the Western Massachusetts region.
The SBA said Wednesday it is working with FEMA and other agencies to find out which small businesses and homeowners will need recovery assistance.
The SBA said its Small Business Investment Company debenture program provided a record $2.95 billion to small businesses in fiscal year 2012.
Over the past six quarters, the SBA’s loan program has posted the second-largest dollar volume ever, supporting $30.25 billion in loans to small businesses.