06 Mar 2014

Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 4

The Truth About Fraud in Federal Small Business Contracting was Published 10 Years Ago I was just banging around on the Internet the other day and guess what I found? The first Associated Press story that ever ran nationally on the diversion of federal small business contracts to Fortune 500

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28 Feb 2014

Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 3

The SBA Press Office, Washington’s Most Secretive Press Office What are they trying to hide?   When you think about some of the most secure locations in government, what comes to mind? Fort Knox? The Pentagon? Maybe the White House? Would you believe the Small Business Administration Press Office is

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14 Feb 2014

Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 2

My astonishing call from a sobbing Pentagon Attorney 25 years ago. In the late eighties, I won a landmark legal decision in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after initially losing at the district court level. I had sued the Pentagon under the Freedom of Information Act to force them

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30 Jan 2014

Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 1

I have been winning federal lawsuits on behalf of American small businesses for about 25 yeas now. My campaign to stop the federal government from diverting small business contracts to Fortune 500 firms and corporate giants around the world has been covered on every major television network, one international network,

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29 Jan 2014

Obama’s State Of The Union Should Have Focused On Small Businesses

  During his State of The Union address President Obama mentioned one word more than any other. That word was jobs. He mentioned the word “jobs” 17 times. I’m sure he has seen the polls that indicate the number one issue for American voters is the economy and jobs. President

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11 Oct 2013

The Small Business Administration Could Be Closed In The Next 30 Days

I predicted President Obama would resurrect Ronald Reagan’s plan to permanently close the Small Business Administration (SBA) by combining it with the Department of Commerce in November of 2008. In addition to being a conspiracy nut, I’m apparently also clairvoyant because that is exactly what the President announced he planned

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08 Oct 2013

Can there be a new Apple Computer or Federal Express Without SBA?

  Apple Computer and Federal Express are just two examples of thousands of firms that got their start with the help of the Small Business Administration (SBA). President Obama has announced his intention to resurrect Ronald Reagan’s plan to permanently close the SBA by combining it with the Department of

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04 Sep 2013

President Obama Could Boost His Poll Numbers, Jobs and the Economy by Keeping One Campaign Promise

A recent Gallup poll showed President Obama’s approval rating on handling the economy has plunged to just 35 percent. A series of polls have all found the single most important issue to American voters is the economy. So what can President Obama do to rescue his poll numbers and the

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06 Nov 2012

No Matter Who Takes The Wheel On November 6, Small Businesses Are In For A Bumpy Ride

President Obama has announced on several occasions his desire to essentially close the Small Business Administration (SBA) by combining it with the Department of Commerce. Anyone who has been in Washington long enough to have lunch knows the Department of Commerce is essentially a division of the U.S. Chamber of

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31 Jul 2012

Romney and Republican Congress Will Wipe Out All Small Business Programs

If Mitt Romney is elected President and Republicans take over both the House and the Senate, it would be a nightmare for small businesses. I don’t want to upset my Republican buddies but I predict that Mitt Romney would follow a long line of Republicans that have been trying to

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