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SBA Hot Topic Tuesday – 21 More Corporations Promise Faster Payments to Main Street

November 18, 2014

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

Says SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet, “As the advocate for our nation’s entrepreneurs, I know that supply chain growth is a priority as I work to improve resources for our nation’s economic engines – small businesses. That is why today I am proud to join with the White House in announcing more corporations, which have joined this partnership, to ensure access to affordable working capital, which is often the greatest challenge faced by America’s small suppliers.

“When small business suppliers wait 120 days to get paid, that’s four months without the revenue to compete for and to fulfill new contracts, making it more difficult to add more employees to the payroll. The companies which have taken the SupplierPay pledge have made a powerful collective statement about the leadership role of large buying organizations in supporting the health and vitality of America’s supply chains, and the hundreds of thousands of small businesses that comprise it.”

Unlike the federal government’s QuickPay initiative goal of 15 days, the promise is to either pay suppliers quicker, or provide financing.

Oh, and don’t bother looking for Main Street killer, Walmart to take the pledge.

Here is the elite list of the socially responsible:.

3M
Akima
Apple
AT&T
Authentix
Cardinal Health
Chenega Corporation
Chugach Alaska
Coca-Cola
Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
CVS
Dominion Resources
Dun & Bradstreet
Ericsson
FedEx
Honda
Hallmark
IBM
Intuit
Intel
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Kelly Services
Lockheed Martin
McGraw Hill Financial
Milliken
Molina Healthcare
Nissan
Nova Corp.
Oracle
PG&E
Philips
Rolls Royce
Rothschild North America
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Salesforce
Sealaska
Sempra Energy Utilities
Siemens
Southern California Edison
Textura
Toyota
Walgreens
Westinghouse Electric Company
Xerox
Zappos

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