Tag Archives: U.S. Small Business Administration

Hispanic Business Summit Next Week

virtual business summit

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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Register for the National Small Business Week Virtual Conference

National Small Business Week 2020

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration and cosponsors will host all virtual events Sept. 22-24. This year’s activities will include educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs. The event will recognize the national award winners, including the naming of the National Small Business Person of the Year. The event schedule includes three days recognizing America’s outstanding entrepreneurs. The events shine a spotlight…

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SBA Opens Virtual Recovery Centers For Hurricane Hanna

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Hanna July 25-28. The U.S. Small Business Administration declared a disaster and is making assistance available in Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Starr and Willacy counties. This is in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Greg Abbott on Aug. 28. “Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations,…

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Women-Owned Small Business Certification Program

Women Owned Small Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration presents information on Aug. 26 for Women Owned Small Businesses to help them grow and prosper in difficult times. The federal government is looking to do business with women owned small businesses. Throughout the program participants will hear about: How to leverage Federal Set Asides for WOSB Changes in WOSB certification Is WOSB a fit for your business? WOSB eligibility process Getting the most out…

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Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit

Military Spouse Summit

Join the Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Hiring Our Heroes for the Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit Aug 19. This virtual event features remarks from distinguished guests and military spouse small business owner spotlights. Discussions include key resources that all military spouse entrepreneurs should leverage. Register online.

SBA Programs – Scams and Fraud Alerts

scams

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes provisions to help small businesses. Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times.  Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud and phishing. Scams and Fraud Schemes Grants SBA does not initiate contact on either 7a or Disaster loans or grants. If you are proactively contacted by someone claiming to be from the…

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SBA Disaster Loans Available in Texas

Small businesses throughout the entire state of Texas are now eligible to apply for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans. “I’m encouraged by the collaboration between the Texas Governor’s Office and the SBA Disaster Team to rapidly make this recovery funding available to small businesses and nonprofits statewide,” said South Central Regional Administrator Justin Crossie. Small businesses are beginning to feel the impact from the spread of…

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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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SBA Competition Funds Makerspaces

makerspace

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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