SBA Launches New, Free Online Digital Learning Platform

Ascent built to assist nearly 13 million women-owned small businesses WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza, today announced the launch of Ascent, a first-of-its-kind, free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses.  Ascent has valuable content such as tips on preparing and recovering from disasters,… Continue Reading

SBA Extends Crucial Lifeline to Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19 with Debt Relief

WASHINGTON – As the U.S. Small Business Administration continues implementation of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act, signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 27, 2020, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza made the following statement in regards to Section 325: “Small business is big business in America, and this Administration… Continue Reading

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP… Continue Reading

Ascent, the online digital learning platform for women small business owners

Please join SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza on Thursday, January 7 at 1PM ET for a live webinar to announce the ground-breaking launch of Ascent, the online digital learning platform for women small business owners. Ascent is the first-of-its-kind online resource specifically designed to help the nearly 10 million American women entrepreneurs grow and scale their… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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