Tag Archives: SBA

SBA announces Small Business Week webinars

Free registration for webinars going on now The Small Business Administration has announced its free webinars for National Small Business Week April 30-May 6. Kicking off the series on May 2 at 1-2 p.m. CT is “The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses,” presented by Visa. Topics include an analysis of which demographic segment(s) that will provide opportunities for future spending growth; how long the current economic expansion…

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Online Marketing Webinar aids businesses in extending marketing

online marketing challenges addressed at SBA webinar The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE have teamed up for a webinar April 25 to help small business owners address online marketing including how to attract more web traffic and increase online sales. The webinar also addresses cost-effectively ways to reach existing customers and use of free online listings to be found locally. The live webinar, “Don’t Let Marketing Bite You: Four Ways…

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SBA Assistance to Women Entrepreneurs Climbs

women entrepreneurs awarded loans worth $20.1 million It was just 38 years ago when the U.S. Small Business Administration began to dedicate resources and services to improve and increase women entrepreneurs, who now lead some of America’s most powerful and lucrative, job-creating firms. The SBA established the Office of Women’s Business Ownership in response to a 1979 executive order signed by President Jimmy Carter.  Prior to 1979, the term “woman…

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Local Small Business Week Winners Announced

Luncheon honors Small Business Week winners May 2 The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office has named the winners of the 2017 Small Business Week Awards. This year marks the 54th annual proclamation of National Small Business Week, April 30 to May 6, 2017. Small Business Persons of the Year are Leodegario Neave, Elizabeth Neave, Abraham Neave and Abisai Neave of JDG Jewelers in Mission. JDG…

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Business Credit is Important for Small Business

Statistics have many applications in business and play an important role in making decisions, discovering new trends and making predictions. If you’re a small business owner you’re among the 28.8 million small business owners in the U.S., as stated by the Small Business Administration. While there is a great deal of statistics available that cover a wide range of areas, in this article we’ve collected 10 statistics that explain why…

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Retirement and health plan benefit series

Operating employee benefit plans addressed Beginning March 14, the Small Business Administration hosts three webinars in “Getting It Right – Know Your Fiduciary.” The first webinar addresses retirement and health plan sponsors. Operating an employee benefit plan can be challenging. This is true for small and medium sized employers with limited time, resources, and access to professional help with benefit programs. The sessions were created for employers and service providers. The goal is…

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Entrepreneur training program free for veterans

Boots to Reboot trains veterans and spouses The SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office hosts its Boots to Business Reboot Feb. 22-23 at the Mission Center for Education and Economic Development, offering a free two-day entrepreneur training program for veterans of all eras in addition to their spouses. From 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day, veteran service-members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, learn how to…

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Op-ed: SBA loves Rio Grande Valley Small Businesses

Local assistance for small businesses It is exciting when a new business opens in the Rio Grande Valley, and we LOVE it because it strengthens both the community and the economy. The latest U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy stats show small firm openings have accounted for 40 percent of the “new” American jobs over the last two decades. During the first quarter of fiscal 2017, SBA approved 31…

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Starting a business? Info workshops kick off

Series of informational workshops for growing or starting a business kicks off Feb. 10 The U.S. Small Business Administration has organized a series of a number of informational workshops through May 12. The sessions help small business owners or anyone thinking about starting a business to properly start, build and grow. The sessions also provide an opportunity to connect with representatives from federal, state and local business resource agencies. The…

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Austin becomes acting regional administrator

District director serves South Central Region Herbert Austin is now the acting regional administrator for the South Central Region for the U.S. Small Business Administration. The area serves 3.3 million small businesses in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Austin also continues his role as the SBA’s Dallas/Fort Worth District director. Austin now leads 10 district offices in the delivery of SBA’s services. This includes financial, entrepreneurial development, government contracting…

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