Tag Archives: SBA

Local Webinar Addresses SBA Disaster Loans

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce joins the SBA’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office to provide a webinar about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program April 3 at 10 a.m. This webinar will address and inform small businesses with an interest in applying for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan. The program covers vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to…

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Grow Your Business Through Mentorship

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When you start a new business, the possibilities are endless. From the type of products or services to deciding a company name, you can take any direction you want. Being your own boss can also come with challenges. When you own a business, it’s up to you to set priorities and make decisions. You may encounter situations you haven’t faced before and feel unsure about how to proceed. Fortunately, you…

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10 Tips for Small Business Saturday Success

Small Business Saturday

For millions of small businesses across the United States, it’s getting close to the most wonderful time of the year: Small Business Saturday! Celebrated two days after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is a way for consumers to usher in the busy holiday shopping season and make an impact in their community by supporting independently owned businesses. According to a National Federation of Independent Business survey, consumer spending at independent retailers and restaurants…

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SBA Hosts Holiday Marketing Twitter Chat

Holiday Season, holiday marketing

Are you looking for holiday marketing tips for your small business? The U.S. Small Business Administration and industry experts will host a Twitter chat Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. @SBAgov. During this time, they will discuss holiday marketing. The discussion includes tips and tricks to help businesses succeed during the holiday shopping season. Also, find out how to make the most of Small Business Saturday. Participate and follow along with…

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SBA Funds to Expand Small Business Exporting

STEP

The Texas Department of Agriculture is the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support export growth among small businesses. The funds come through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program. “STEP is a great example of a true export development and promotion tool for preparing U.S. small businesses for international opportunities,” said District Director Angela Burton. “STEP grant awardees will offer the resources to help small businesses…

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Information Session: Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program – San Benito

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Learn about the Woman Owned Small Business and the Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Program. Discover the benefits of being an WOSB certified firm, and if you qualify for the WOSB or EDWOSB program. In addition, learn about the WOSB’s application process. If your business is owned and controlled by a woman, and you have a product or service you can sell to the federal government, and you want…

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Business Financing: A Lender Panel Discussion

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. This session will include a panel of participating SBA lenders and microlenders that will be on hand to answer questions. They will also provide information on how to apply and the requirements for a business loan. Discover and Learn: Basic requirements and eligibility…

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SBA Competition Funds Makerspaces

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The good news for today’s small businesses just got a little better with a MaTCH. A survey by the National Federation of Independent Business uncovers the single biggest problem facing many small businesses today: finding qualified job applicants. The U.S. Small Business Administration is stepping up to help. SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton recently launched the Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring Pilot Competition.  The MaTCH Competition seeks to address the job…

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National Small Business Week Awards Ceremony

Small Business Week Awards 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District honors local businesses with the 2019 National Small Business Week and District Awards. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses. Businesses gain acknowledgement for their contributions to their local communities and to the nation’s economy. Tickets are $40 each. Sponsorships are available. Register online or contact Monica Sanchez.

SBA Hosts National Virtual Conference

Small Business Week Virtual Conference

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE are hosting a free online conference. Taking place May 7-8 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the conference offers exclusive educational webinars and mentoring sessions. Participates will also experience networking opportunities as well as have access to downloadable resources. Participating industry experts include those from Visa, Chase, Constant Contact, Square and Google. Representatives will talk about the…

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