Tag Archives: SBA

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SBA Offers Financing To Businesses Selling Abroad

Agency extends grant program another year with $8 million available in funding for small business exporting

 
Entrepreneurs interested in selling their products abroad should relish in the fact that there is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Federal Assistance May Be on the Way in 2014 for Startups and Small Companies

Senate bill provides greater access to loans and investment capital

Will it finally pass?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Why President Obama’s New SBA Administrator Will Be Good for Minority Business

Maria Contreras-Sweet has firsthand small business and banking experience

The newly appointed head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet would bring years…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How Small Businesses Can Gain a Competitive Advantage through HUBZone Certification

In fiscal year 2012, HUBZone firms received $8.01 billion in federal contracts

The SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone programs provides contracting opportunities to small businesses located…

By C. Daniel Baker

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

Start now to plan your holiday retail marketing campaign

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and the time is now to make sure you…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Conference for LGBT Communities Resumes After Government Shutdown

The SBA’s economic empowerment tour heads to New York

LGBT conference is on its way to the world’s greatest city

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Lending Report

SBA Releases it’s Annual Review of Small Business Lending for 2012

Total number of small business loans increases from 21.3 million to 23.5 million.

Study shows an increase in the number of small business loans which underscores the positive…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

SBA Lending Activity in FY 2013 Shows SBA Continuing to Help Small Businesses Grow

In 2013, SBA supported more than $29 billion in lending to small businesses

Since President Obama took office, SBA has supported more than $126 billion in lending to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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10th Annual National Small Business Federal Contracting Week

Government Shutdown is Hurting Black Contractors And Entrepreneurs

Minority owned firms are facing increased hardships and financial losses

As the shutdown drags on, it could hurt 20% of their business, according to a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Land Multimillion Dollar Federal Contracts

Necole Parker of The ELOCEN Group used the 8(a) program to grow her business and gain government clients

Necole Parker spent nearly two decades designing a reputation built upon innovation as a senior…

By Renita Burns

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5 Tips to Successfully Gain 8(a) Certification

Getting accepted into the SBA's development program can be challenging. Here are some inside tips

Obtaining certification can be a rigorous and daunting process, though not impossible

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Jeanne Hulit to Replace Karen Mills as SBA Administrator

The head of the agency's Office of Capital Access to serve as acting Administrator starting next month

Karen Mills was sworn in as the 23rd Administrator of the Small Business Administration in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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SBA Creating Access and Opportunity for Women-Owned Small Businesses via ChallengeHER

How You Can Gain Greater Access to Federal Contracts

Small Business opportunities in America's federal supply chain.

SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and, over the…

By Marie Johns

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Business Continuity Tips Discussed at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

Get Your Business Ready For Any Disaster With Free SBA Webinar Series

40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster.

When disaster strikes, having a plan can mean the difference between staying open for your…

By C. Daniel Baker

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ATL Hosts LGBT Entrepreneurs Economic Empowerment Conference

SBA's Many Face One Dream Tour for communities of color revs up

LGBT small business owners and entrepreneurs will have access to a wealth of knowledge, opportunity,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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World Wide Technology Founder and Chairman David Steward

Billion Dollar Businessman Dave Steward Shares Success Secrets

The founder of the nation’s largest black-owned business attributes SBA to his company’s growth at National Small Business Week

Steward gives credit to SBA for company growth.

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10 Highlights from National Small Business Week

Advice & Highlights From 2013 National Small Business Week

Words of wisdom for business owners and entrepreneurs from the SBA

A collection of words of wisdom from speakers and presenters at the 2013 National Small…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Advantage Contracting Named SBA's Eastern Penn. 2013 Minority Small Business Of The Year

Advantage Contracting Named SBA’s Eastern Penn. 2013 Minority Small Business Of The Year

Cromedy was chosen out of 700,000 business candidates in the region.

Advantage Contracting, Inc. is the only minority sheet metal company in Philadelphia and an 8a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Hosts Twitter Chat for Young Entrepreneurs on Business Start Up

SBA Presents “Identifying and Connecting With Your Influencers for Small Business” Webinar

The fourth topic in the SBA & W20 Group's 5 topic social media webinar series

Research has shown that 65 percent of top U.S. brands reported participating in influencer marketing.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA Honors Small Business Person of the Year Winners from 50 States

Small Business Person of the Year winners will be announced during Small Business Week

An award recognizing small businesses that create jobs, produce revenue, lift local economies, and support…

By C. Daniel Baker

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