SBA Congratulates Bruce Freeman, The Small Business Professor,
upon publication of 250th newspaper column

NEWARK, NJ—-James A. Kocsi, New Jersey district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration commends Bruce Freeman, also known as The Small Business Professor, upon the publication of his 250th newspaper column, representing five years of journalistic service to the small business community.

David Nielsen, assistant managing editor of Scripps Howard News Service joins the SBA in congratulating Freeman on his column’s longevity. “Scripps Howard is proud to provide a forum for a successful professional like Bruce Freeman. As a college professor, public relations executive, published author and radio commentator, Bruce gives our readers the practical perspective that small business owners appreciate.” Ask the Small Business Professor is distributed to more than 300 newspapers throughout the United States who subscribe to the Scripps Howard News Service.

Noting Freeman’s commitment to small business, Kocsi said, “In today’s economy, dedicated professionals like Bruce are playing an important role in helping small business owners navigate today’s business landscape. The Small Business Professor’s case studies and radio spots provide a host of inspirational stories for entrepreneurs interested in starting or expanding a small business. The more recent version of his column “Ask the Small Business Professor” focuses on expert answers to questions that many small business owners face every day.”

“Ask the Small Business Professor” covers topics that bring awareness and expert information in a concise manner,” says Julia Frankel, Director of Right Direction Educational Resource Services. Ari Rabban, CEO of concurs. “Bruce Freeman understands the problems that small business owners face and provides concrete answers to their questions.”

In addition to his Scripps Howard “Small Business Professor” column, for which he won the SBA Journalist of the year (NJ) in 2006, Freeman is a successful entrepreneur, president of ProLine Communications, a public relations company headquartered in Livingston, NJ. Freeman co-authored Birthing the Elephant (Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House 2008) a start-up guide for women entrepreneurs. He demonstrates his commitment to young people by serving as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at both Seton Hall and Kean Universities. Freeman is also a frequent commentator for the Smallbiz America Radio Network.