NEW YORK (6/20/11)--The Small Business Authority, powered by Newtek Business Services has partnered with Forbes to publish a small-business blog. The Small Business Authority blog will provide independent business owners with advice on expanding their businesses, making money and resolving their problems. The Small Business Authority, powered by Newtek is a CUNA Strategic Services provider. The blog will feature updates on the monthly SB Authority Index, SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey tips for business owners, and cost savings and discounts on small business products and services. The latest government news and popular trends affecting businesses also will be featured. The company is a direct distributor of business services and financial products to small- and medium-sized businesses.