Tag Archives: U.S. Small Business Administration

Small Business Week Awards Nominations Now Open

Small Business Week Awards (photo SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for the 2022 National Small Business Week Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses as well as the contributions they have made to their communities and the nation’s economy. The deadline for nomination submission is 3 p.m. EST Jan. 11, 2022. Award presentations will take place during the NSBW Awards ceremony in the first week of May…

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It’s National Veterans Small Business Week

National Veteran Small Business Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week now through Nov. 5. “National Veterans Small Business Week is a time to honor the service and celebrate the impact of our nearly 1.8 million veteran entrepreneurs who are a driving force in our economy, generating approximately $1 trillion annually and employing nearly 4 million people,” said SBA Administrator Isabella…

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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month


September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. With the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, I felt compelled to share information and encourage small business preparedness. First and foremost, every business has unique vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Knowing which disasters are most likely to affect your business can thus help you return to operations faster. In addition, a back-to-business self-assessment can help you gauge your risks for common hazards. This includes hurricanes,…

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SBA Hosts Small Business Week Virtual Summit

Small Business Week Virtual Summit

The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts its National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Sept. 13-15. The event honors the nation’s 31 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs and creativity. The free, three-day conference takes place in a virtual atrium, showcasing a series of educational panels on best practices for small businesses to pivot and recover in a changing economy. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Resilience and Renewal,” spotlighting…

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SBA Programs and Resources for Small Business Start Ups


Learn how SBA helps small business start, grow, expand and recover with this webinar Aug. 31. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Corpus Christi Branch Office, in collaboration with Del Mar College Small Business Development Center, presents an overview of the tools and resources to help participants with their businesses. Topics include: Overview of SBA Programs to assist small businesses Available SBA funding options Small business advising and counseling SBA resource…

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SBA Seeks Local Emerging Leaders


The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced the launch of the 2021 Emerging Leaders initiative. The program is for executives of small businesses poised for growth in underserved markets. The SBA program draws on the experiences of advisors and business leaders in urban communities across the country. The comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to grow companies to the next level. It also helps them emerge as a force in the…

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Governor’s Small Business Webinar: Understanding the Save Our Stages Act

The Governor’s Office of Small Business Assistance is partnering with the Texas Music Office on Jan. 21 to connect Texas small businesses in the music industry with vital recovery resources. Attendees will learn about recent legislation that can help their business. This includes the Save Our Stages Act, and other pandemic assistance available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Industry experts Blayne Tucker and Curtis Monroe join the discussion on…

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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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