Tag Archives: SBA

Credits, Deductions and Taxes for your Business

Did you recently start a business or planning to start one?  While starting a business is an exciting venture, it can be overwhelming and daunting to navigate without proper planning, understanding and execution. Understanding your tax obligation is one key to business success. When you start a business, you need to know about income taxes, payroll taxes and much more. Knowing how to avoid the top tax mistakes that small…

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How to do Business With the Federal Government – 2022 New Year Goal

Learn “How to do Business With the Federal Government” in this webinar Jan. 26, covering the basics to government contracting for small businesses. Participants will receive instruction on how to get started in marketing and selling to federal agencies. Improve your probability of being “found” by federal contracting offices and large Federal Prime Contractors. Topics include: What is SAM.GOV What are the NAICS codes What is FED Biz Opps How…

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Small Business Week Awards Nominations Now Open

Small Business Week Awards (photo SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for the 2022 National Small Business Week Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses as well as the contributions they have made to their communities and the nation’s economy. The deadline for nomination submission is 3 p.m. EST Jan. 11, 2022. Award presentations will take place during the NSBW Awards ceremony in the first week of May…

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It’s National Veterans Small Business Week

National Veteran Small Business Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week now through Nov. 5. “National Veterans Small Business Week is a time to honor the service and celebrate the impact of our nearly 1.8 million veteran entrepreneurs who are a driving force in our economy, generating approximately $1 trillion annually and employing nearly 4 million people,” said SBA Administrator Isabella…

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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month


September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. With the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, I felt compelled to share information and encourage small business preparedness. First and foremost, every business has unique vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Knowing which disasters are most likely to affect your business can thus help you return to operations faster. In addition, a back-to-business self-assessment can help you gauge your risks for common hazards. This includes hurricanes,…

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SBA Programs and Resources for Small Business Start Ups


Learn how SBA helps small business start, grow, expand and recover with this webinar Aug. 31. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Corpus Christi Branch Office, in collaboration with Del Mar College Small Business Development Center, presents an overview of the tools and resources to help participants with their businesses. Topics include: Overview of SBA Programs to assist small businesses Available SBA funding options Small business advising and counseling SBA resource…

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Financing Options for your Business: A Lender Panel Discussion

Finance Options

SBA’s “Financing Options for your Business: A Lender Panel Discussion” includes a panel of participating SBA lenders and microlenders answering questions and providing information on how to apply and the requirements for a business loan. Money is the lifeline of any business and securing financing is a major factor. Many entrepreneurs find the task daunting and don’t even know where to begin. Discover and Learn: Basic requirements and eligibility The…

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OSHA and Employee Safety in the Workplace

SBA presents “OSHA and Employee Safety in the Workplace” May 14 with OSHA teaching participants why safety is important and what they can do about it. Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Discover and Learn: What does OSHA do? To include enforcement and cooperative programs. Why…

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SCORE Seeks South Texas Volunteers

The SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor and train small businesses. One of those partners is SCORE, a network of volunteer mentors with a mission to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. SCORE is currently seeking volunteers in South Texas to help in its mission. Those looking for an opportunity to give back and make an impact on South Texas businesses may…

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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery

disaster preparedness

SBA and the Texas Department of Insurance conducts an online workshop on emergency and disaster preparedness on March 31. TDI promotes disaster safety and education, together with the development and enforcement of coastal building codes, to save lives and property. Highlights include: SBA assistance when faced with a disaster. SBA direct financing for your home or business. The importance of knowing and understanding your home and business insurance policies. Awareness…

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