Administrator Guzman Announces Expansion of the Women’s Business Center Network to All 50 States

March 29, 2022 | Release Number 22-26 Alaska Women’s Business Center is the SBA’s 141st WBC and marks the expansion of the Women’s Business Center network to every state in the nation WASHINGTON – Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced…

Administrator Guzman Announces 70% Increase in Industries Eligible for Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

NEWS RELEASERelease Date: [March 31, 2022]Release Number: MA22-28  SBA rulemaking change will help reverse historic underrepresentation spanning hundreds of NAICS groups  WASHINGTON –The U.S. Small Business Administration today published an updated list of eligible industries for federal contracting set-asides for the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSB Program) based on a recent study analyzing…

U.S. Small Business Administration Holds Women’s Business Summit

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Women’s Business Ownership and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center for the virtual Women’s Business Summit on March 29-30, 2022. The free event will include power-packed panels, inspirational fireside chats, and ‘Ask an Expert’ workshops to help you build, scale, and grow your…

SBA Extends Deferment Period for all COVID-19 EIDL and Other Disaster Loans until 2022

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Small Business Administration announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022. All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 24-months from the date of the note.…

Women Entrepreneurs are Powering the American Dream

By Janita R. StewartU.S. Small Business Administration’s Southeast Acting Regional Administrator, serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee As we move into March, we continue to celebrate women entrepreneurs in honor of Women’s History Month. This year we are celebrating the small business successes as well as the incredible challenges…

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the PPP

Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses.  The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in making major improvements to the program’s…

SBA Announces New District Director for North Florida

Jacksonville, FLA. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Jon “Malcolm” Richards as the North Florida District Director. He will oversee the implementation of SBA programs and services across the 43 county North Florida territory. Richards replaces Michael Barrera as the District Director. Richards brings a wealth…

SBA to Host Black History Month Live Online Panel February 25

Entrepreneur panel will discuss how to tap SBA’s economic relief programs to help small businesses recover  WHAT:   SBA Black History Month Online Panel: Recognizing the Resilience, Grit and Tenacity of America’s African American Small Business Heroes The  U.S. Small Business Administration will host a live online panel session in celebration of Black History Month for a…

SBA and lenders take more steps to improve Paycheck Protection Program

Loan data shows 1.3 million loans and significant increase to underserved entrepreneurs WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration and lenders are taking more strides to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so that small businesses can access much needed PPP funds to persevere through the pandemic, recover, and build back better.  The Administration…

More than $1.52 Billion in PPP Loans Approved by SBA in Florida in Current Round of Funding That Re-Opened This Month

Date: Jan. 28, 2021 | NFL21-02                         Contact: Nayana.sen@sba.gov | 904-443-1933      lola.kress@sba.gov | 404-330-4737 Jacksonville, Fla. – As part of ongoing transparency of economic aid programs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released data summarizing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan approvals made through Jan. 24, 2021. The SBA re-opened the PPP Jan. 11 with $284…