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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

8(a) Business Development Program

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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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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Business Certifications: Qualifications and Benefits for your Business

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SB“Business Certifications: Qualifications and Benefits for your Business” on June 17 is a workshop in a series of 10 specifically developed with the local entrepreneur in mind. The 10-part series addresses a variety of subjects while also connecting participants with experts from federal, state and local business resources. The U.S. government is the largest customer in the world. It buys all types of products and services in both large and…

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PPP Loan Applications Resume April 27

Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration will resume accepting Payroll Protection Program loan applications on April 27 at 11:30 a.m. CDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. The announcement comes today from administrator of the Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. According to the application announcement, “the PPP has supported more than 1.66 million small businesses and protected over 30 million jobs for…

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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

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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

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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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