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SBA Launches Largest Expansion of Women’s Business Centers in 30 Years

20 Women’s Business Centers to Open Across America Supporting Women-Owned Small Businesses WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced grant funding and the historic launch of 20 new Women’s Business Centers (WBC) across America to serve rural, urban and underserved communities alike.  The opening of the 20 new WBCs is the largest single expansion of…

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Jim Moran Institute’s Small Business Executive Program

The Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) helps business owners and CEOs to think differently and become more efficient, which is vitally important as businesses navigate the effects of COVID-19.  Focused on growth, leadership expertise and financial success, SBEP participants explore a broad range of topics: including the Business Model Canvas, strategic thinking, marketing, financial analysis…

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SBA Announces Military Spouse Employment Partnership with the Department of Defense

WASHINGTON – On Dec. 9, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration will join the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) for a virtual ceremony. The SBA is one of 85 new partners joining MSEP, bringing the total number of employers to 500. MSEP connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who commit…

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SBA Proposes Small Business Size Standard Revisions in Three Industrial Sectors; Change Targeted at Increasing Eligibility for Contracting & Loan Programs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would revise the small business size standards for businesses in three North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) sectors to increase small business eligibility for SBA’s loan and contracting programs.  Comments may be submitted on this proposed rule on or…

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SBA Announces Selection of New District Director for North Florida

Jacksonville, FLA. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proud to announce the selection of Mr. Michael Barrera as North Florida District Director. He will oversee the implementation of SBA programs and services across 43-counties in North Florida. Barrera is an experienced attorney with over 30-years of business, government, legal, and non-profit experience. He…

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SBA Announces the Election of New Chair and Vice-Chair on the Small Business Development Center Advisory Board

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to welcome the new Chair and Vice-Chair to the National Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisory Board. Bertica Cabrera Morris will serve as Board Chair, and Lea Marquez Peterson will serve as Vice-Chair. George Koklanaris, the Associate Administrator of the SBA’s Office of Small Business Development…

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