Tag Archives: SBA

SBA Overview: Assistance For Your Business

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The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office presents information for small businesses on Sept. 29 to help them grow and prosper in difficult times. This webinar is held in collaboration with the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center. Throughout the program participants will hear about: Overview of SBA Programs to assist business Updates on the available SBA funding options Small Business Advising & Counseling Times…

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Weslaco Virtual Business Forum: Hurricane Hanna

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Join the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce Sept. 14 for a Zoom meeting with the SBA. Representatives will discuss resources available to Texas businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Hanna. Types of loans available include: Homeowners: up to $200,000 to repair or replace real estate damage and up to $40,000 to replace personal property. Renters: up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses: Property Damage: up to $2,000,000 to…

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How to Do Business with Federal Agencies

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Learn how to do business with federal agencies in this informative webinar Sept. 10 with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The U.S. government buys all types of products and services and is required by law to provide opportunities for small businesses. Federal contracting may be one tool to help your business grow. Whether you are just starting a small business or expanding to take advantage of federal contracting opportunities, your…

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Finance Options for Small Businesses

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Learn about financial programs available to help your small business start, grow, expand or recover with the “Finance Options for Small Businesses” webinar Sept. 10. Even if you have a great idea or your business is doing will, securing financing for your start up or to grow your business venture can be discouraging. You must explore different financial options to be able to position yourself for the right funding for…

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National Small Business Week Sept. 22-24

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National Small Business Week will be virtual this year, taking place Sept. 22-24 after a rescheduling from May. National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses for their achievements and dedication to their communities. Many of these businesses are veteran, women or minority-owned, This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels. They will provide both retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as small businesses. The…

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Virtual Meet & Greet featuring the U.S. Department of the Navy

Do you have a service to sell to the Department of the Navy? Is your business eligible for Navy purchases? Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center for this Meet & Greet/Mini Matchmaking with the U.S. Department of the Navy. Small Business contractors will learn the benefits and advantages of doing business with the Navy. Participating Organizations: U.S. Department of Navy U.S. Small Business Administration…

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SBA Federal Contracting Series: Federal HUBZone Program

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and SBA present a Zoom webinar on the Federal HUBZone Certification Program on July 23. The federal government uses special programs to help small businesses win at least at 23 percent of all federal contracting dollars each year. To help provide a level playing field for small businesses in a HUBZone area, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the…

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SBA Federal Contracting Series: 8(a) Business Development Program

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The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and the SBA present the 8(a) Business Development Certification Program workshop via Zoom July 16. The federal government uses special programs to help small businesses win at least 23 percent of all federal contracting dollars each year. To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses…

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SBA Programs – Scams and Fraud Alerts

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes provisions to help small businesses. Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times.  Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud and phishing. Scams and Fraud Schemes Grants SBA does not initiate contact on either 7a or Disaster loans or grants. If you are proactively contacted by someone claiming to be from the…

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The Nuts & Bolts on Bonding and SBA Surety Bonding Program

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Surety bonds help small businesses win contracts by providing the customer with a guarantee that the work will be complete. Many public and private contracts require surety bonds, an offering of surety companies. The SBA guarantees surety bonds for certain surety companies. This allows the companies to offer surety bonds to small businesses that might not meet the criteria for other sureties. During this webinar, learn: The nuts and bolts…

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