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Tag Archives: Small Business
SBA Awards Grants to 21 Organizations To Support Small Business Innovation

SBA Awards Grants to 21 Organizations To Support Small Business Innovation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will award up to $125,000 in grants to 16 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program recipients including state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities and up to $200,000 in grants to 5 Small Business Technology Development Read more
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 Private-Public Partnership to Support Boots to Business: Reboot Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans

SBA Announces Private-Public Partnership to Support Boots to Business: Reboot Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) kicked-off National Veterans Small Business Week   by launching a new private-public partnership with The Marcus Foundation, First Data Corporation and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) that will support SBA’s Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship Read more
USDA Helps Rural Businesses Create Jobs and Increase Economic Opportunities

USDA Helps Rural Businesses Create Jobs and Increase Economic Opportunities

PINE RIDGE, S.D.,  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today awarded nearly $20 million through 385 grants to help support the start-up or expansion of rural small businesses. “These grants will strengthen the economic fabric of our rural small towns and communities by providing capital to small and emerging businesses,” Vilsack said 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
Treasury Announces $3.5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credit Awards to Spur Economic Growth Nationwide

Treasury Announces $3.5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credit Awards to Spur Economic Growth Nationwide

WASHINGTON: In a long awaited announcement several months late, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced more than $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credit awards aimed at stimulating investment and economic growth in low-income urban neighborhoods and rural communities nationwide. A Read more
Why Businesses Should Borrow Using Credit Cards

Why Businesses Should Borrow Using Credit Cards

By:  Ari Page I never advocate that anyone borrow just to borrow. But if you need capital to make payroll or invest in something that you know will reap a short-term profit, then you need access to capital. In the past few years, even though money has been tight, there have always been options. Banks [...] Read more
Category: Business, Financing
REAP Program Reduces Energy Costs for Small Businesses

REAP Program Reduces Energy Costs for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can now apply for resources to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. These efforts help farmers, ranchers and other small business owners save money on their energy Read more
Business Leaders Seek Advice and Best Practices In Success Plans

Business Leaders Seek Advice and Best Practices In Success Plans

Coaching has become a leading resource that business leaders are taking advantage of to create highly successful businesses. The one misunderstanding is that to use a business coach your business needs to be larger, but that’s not the case at all. Coaching can help create clarity and direction in any size business. Working with a [...] Read more
Category: Business
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
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