Tag Archives: SBA

SBA Exporting Basics Webinar

To be more competitive in the global economy, the United States must grow its exporter base. Even though exporting is a proven source of growth for both U.S. companies and the U.S. economy, we are just beginning to tap its export potential. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office for a no-cost exporting webinar Dec. 1 on programs, resources and services available from the U.S.…

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Vietnamese`Fusion’ Gains Following & Awards

Khanh “Connie” Nguyen’s first impressions of the Rio Grande Valley in 2008 were of a place she didn’t plan to stay long. In the midst of the Great Recession, and buffeted by the upheaval of the banking industry where she worked in southern California, Nguyen’s mother advised she head to the Valley for a fresh start. Nguyen had family here and she decided it was worth a try. “Too hot,”…

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SBA Funding Options and Resources for Small Businesses

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On Nov. 19, learn a step-by-step approach to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration loan for your small business. SBA works with approved lenders and community development organizations to offer SBA-guaranteed loans to help small businesses start, grow, expand, and recover. The workshop will also cover SBA’s disaster loan program which is available to small businesses, homeowners and renters after a declared disaster. Lastly, learn about government contracting opportunities…

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Women-Owned Small Business Certification Program Information Session

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To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned and controlled by women, the federal government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the Women-Owned Small Business Program. The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to certified Women-Owned Small businesses each year. This Nov. 18 workshop is on the SBA’s WOSB and the Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned…

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SBA Funding Options and Resources for Small Businesses

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In this webinar Oct. 28, learn a step-by-step approach to apply for an SBA loan for your small business. The workshop will also cover SBA’s disaster loan program which is available to small businesses, homeowners and renters after a declared disaster. Lastly, learn about government contracting opportunities and free business counseling services. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) works with approved lenders and community development organizations to offer SBA-guaranteed loans…

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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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Hispanic Business Summit Next Week

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a virtual Hispanic Business Summit on Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. The SBA’s purpose with the summit is to both guide and inspire Hispanic entrepreneurs by presenting them with success stories and informative discussions in Spanish. Hosting the event this year is SBA’s Region VI, consisting of District Offices in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas.…

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SBA Honors Local Small Businesses

Michelle and Danny Quiroz, owners of Reserva Coffee Roasters

Today, SBA’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District honored the 2020 District Small Business Week awardees for six small business categories. The virtual ceremony is part of National Small Business Week going on now through Sept. 24. Michelle and Danny Quiroz of Reserva Coffee Roasters were named the district’s Small Business Persons of the Year. Both previously had successful careers working for large companies. However, Michelle’s passion for coffee drove their…

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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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