Tag Archives: SBA

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


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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Financial Literacy Training – Personal Debt and Credit

In recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, the SBA and local stakeholders host a training on personal finances. Learn the fundamentals of financial literacy, the importance of understanding credit, becoming financially ready for business ventures and managing your budget. This training is at no cost and is for entrepreneurs and existing small businesses. Topics include: How to improve your budget and credit How to reach financial goals Understand credit reports…

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SBA Resources to Help Small Businesses Start, Grow, Expand and Recover

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Learn about the SBA programs and resources available to help small businesses. If you own a small business or thinking about starting one, this session will give you the understanding of the SBA. You will also learn how it helps you start, grow, expand and recover your business. Topics include: What is the SBA? What counseling services and resources the SBA offers? What the benefits are to being an 8(a)…

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SBA Programs: Woman-Owned Small Business Program & Funding Options

This workshop is a two-part series, with the first part discussing financing options with a panel of lenders. Following is the Woman-Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business certifications. Topics include: What are the SBA funding options for small business? How can you grow your business with the SBA? What the WOSB and EDWOSB programs pertain. Registration is required.

National Small Business Week Awards Ceremony & Luncheon

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District celebrates local business with the 2019 National Small Business Week and District Awards. Since 1963, National Small Business Week recognizes the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses. Recognition are made for contributions to local communities and to the nation’s economy. Tickets are $40 each (available online). Sponsorships are also available.

Women Owned Small Business Program

At this workshop, learn about the Woman Owned Small Business and the Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business programs, the benefits of being an Women-Owned Small Business certified firm, and if you qualify for the WOSB or EDWOSB program. In addition, participants will learn about the WOSB’s application process. If a woman owns or controls your business, and you have a product or service you can sell to the federal government,…

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SBA Forum Gives Local Businesses a Platform

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Region 6 Small Business Advocate Rhett Davis of the SBA’s Office of Advocacy host two local small business regulatory forums March 28. The forums are held in an effort to further the goals of presidential executive orders on regulatory reform. The goal of the visit is to hear directly from small business owners about federal regulations that concern them. This is an opportunity for small businesses to educate the Office of Advocacy through first-hand…

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