Cuando un amigo o familiar te pregunta qué haces para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas, ¿qué les dices? Les digo que soy responsable de fortalecer la presencia de SBA en la comunidad, para que otros puedan realizar sus sueños de independencia económica, de crear empleos y proveer para miles de familias. La SBA tiene una misión extraordinaria que siempre respaldaré. De todas las cosas que la SBA hace para las pequeñas empresas, ¿cuál es tu favorita? Tendr...
The importance of privately owned businesses plays a significant role in economic development in our Native American communities. That is why SBA provides tools to encourage our Native American entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses that create jobs and grow economies. I am very excited to announce the Native American Communities Entrepreneurial Empowerment Outreach Training targeted to our American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiians communities. SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs has organized the...
When a friend or family member asks what you do to help small businesses, what do you say? I say that I am responsible for reinforcing SBA’s presence in the community, so that others may realize their dreams of financial independence, of starting a business of their own, of creating jobs and providing for thousands of families. The SBA has the most extraordinary mission – one I will always support. What’s your favorite thing about what the SBA does for small businesses? It would have to be the creation of...
NOTE: The video submission deadline has been extended to April 22. Contest rules have also been updated. Are you a small business exporter? Do you sell bowling balls to Bangladesh? Or dish towels to Delhi? Maybe you send laser technology to Lisbon? If you have a success story to tell about the goods or services you sell around the world and have used a federal government program or assistance to get there, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) are cosponsoring the “2013 SBA-Visa Export Video Contest...
by Anonymous, on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 20:16
In conjunction with National Entrepreneurship Week (Feb 16-23, 2013), SBA is hosting a series of online briefings to discuss “crowdfunding” strategies for entrepreneurs. The series is comprised of daily webinars Feb 19-21 and a free online briefer to showcase innovative business financing opportunities. Hosted by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, National Entrepreneurship Week celebrates the origins of American entrepreneurship and promotes education for young entrepreneurs. Hundreds of schools,...
For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking small businesses to partake in its highly successful Emerging Leaders executive-level training initiative that provides them with the tools they need to sustain and grow their businesses. Recruitment Underway Local recruitment for the 2013 training cycle is underway now at SBA district offices, and classes are scheduled to begin in April. For a list of participating cities and to get more information about the Emerging Leaders initiative, go to www.sba.gov/...
Yesterday, I was in Memphis, Tenn., visiting the West Tennessee Ornamental Door Company, a thriving manufacturer of steel security doors, fences and gates for homes and businesses. The company received SBA loans to support the working capital needs of their business—and it’s now positioned for growth and to create more jobs. As I walked the shop floor, talking with owner Jim Hoffa, it was hard not to be bullish about our economic potential and the role that America’s entrepreneurs and innovative small businesses play in our...
It’s February—that time of year filled with candy hearts, boxes of chocolate, and the chance to let the people you love know exactly how you feel. While Cupid may be busy this Valentine’s day, we at the U.S. Small Business Administration are just as busy making sure that America’s small businesses know how much we care. For SBA employees—from our national headquarters to our local offices around the country—helping America’s small businesses grow and thrive isn’t just our job; it’s...
In February, America celebrates and remembers the important milestones highlighted during Black History Month. Throughout our nation’s history, we have been united and inspired by the uniquely American dream that every person, with hard work and dedication, has the potential to achieve remarkable things. During Black History Month, we particularly honor these brave men and women who sacrificed and strove to achieve a better future for the coming generations—people like my grandfather, an entrepreneur and business owner whose...
A major revision in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program more than triples the eligible contract amount, from $2 million to $6.5 million, the Agency will guarantee on surety bonds for both public and private contracts. What does this mean for small businesses trying to grow? A Los Angeles subcontractor for example, was looking to take on bigger jobs and grow its business, but needed a much larger bond to bid on and get a contract that was larger than past work it...
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