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SBA and Operation HOPE Renew Alliance to Promote Financial Education

SBA and Operation HOPE Renew Alliance to Promote Financial Education

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and Operation HOPE, Inc., today renewed its Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) to promote financial education and encourage economic empowerment through entrepreneurship. “This is an important step toward helping more entrepreneurs look beyond their neighborhoods to engage not only in the Read more
SBA Announces Grant Funding Opportunity for Small Native American Businesses

SBA Announces Grant Funding Opportunity for Small Native American Businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) announced that it is seeking grant proposals to award up to $700,000 in grant funding for projects that promote the development of innovative and successful Native American firms that are eligible for assistance under the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program. The Read more
Impact Investment Fund Grows Threefold

Impact Investment Fund Grows Threefold

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that the Impact Investment Fund of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program has tripled in the last 12 months. “Capital investment in some sectors, geographies and industries is still lower than you would expect and like. Through the Impact Investment Fund, Read more
Category: Business, Financing
Disaster Funding Available: January 2015

Disaster Funding Available: January 2015

NEW YORK The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it will open Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) in West Seneca on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, and in Attica on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. The location of the DLOCs will make it convenient for those affected by the severe winter storm that occurred Nov. 19 [...] Read more
SBA Has Record Breaking Year in Lending

SBA Has Record Breaking Year in Lending

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) Loan Program reached a lending record in 2014, as announced today by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.  By the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30), SBA had approved 52,044 7(a) loans for $19.19 billion, an increase of 12 percent in number loans and 7.4 percent in dollar amount [...] Read more
Veteran Entrepreneurs Honored by SBA

Veteran Entrepreneurs Honored by SBA

Washington, DC-The accomplishments of Veteran small business owners around the country were celebrated during National Veterans Small Business Week. U.S. Small Business Administration district offices and resource partners nationwide hosted more than 100 local events, including entrepreneurship training such as Boots to Business: Reboot classes, Read more
Category: Veterans
Destination: HUB to Assist Small Business Owners

Destination: HUB to Assist Small Business Owners

WASHINGTON – The Small Business Administration has announced the launch of Destination: HUB.  For over 17 years, the HUBZone program has served as one of SBA’s signature initiatives and has helped small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The program encourages Read more
SBA Announces Support for Eight ScaleUp Communities, Job Creation for Growth-Oriented Small Businesses

SBA Announces Support for Eight ScaleUp Communities, Job Creation for Growth-Oriented Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today its support for entrepreneurial ecosystem development in eight communities through “ScaleUp America.”  This new initiative is designed to provide the necessary support to help companies scale up and grow, while strengthening and enhancing local entrepreneurial ecosystems Read more
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Idaho Small Businesses

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Idaho Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Small Business Administration announced Small, non-farm businesses in the Idaho counties of Bonneville, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison and Teton are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  “These loans offset economic losses because of reduced Read more
SBA Announces $1.5 Million Grant Funding Opportunity for Innovative Projects to Help Small Disadvantaged Businesses

SBA Announces $1.5 Million Grant Funding Opportunity for Innovative Projects to Help Small Disadvantaged Businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it is seeking grant proposals to award up to $1.5 million in grant funding to for-profit and non-profit service providers including, but not limited to, universities, trade and professional associations, firms, and other organizations for special projects to promote Read more