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  • Over the past year, the U.S. Small Business Administration has helped thousands of residents and entrepreneurs in Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico rebuild their homes and businesses damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Many are still...
    August 14, 2018
  • Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for SBA’s National Small Business Week awards.Since 1963, National Small Business Week has served as our nation’s salute to small business owners. That’s more than 50...
    August 09, 2018
  • If you’re shopping at a farmers’ market this summer, you’re likely enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables that are the end results of a season of hard work. You may also be supporting a business that’s just getting started.Entrepreneurs often use their local farm stand as...
    August 08, 2018
  • Recently the United States Government announced several new tariff increases.  The U.S. Department of Commerce implemented tariffs on steel and aluminum imports for national security reasons.  Separately, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced tariffs to combat unfair trade...
    August 08, 2018
  • Melissa Wegman’s family has owned a small business in Ohio for 51 years, but she’s worried about finding the skilled workers she needs to ensure the modular furniture systems company continues to grow.“With the economy as strong as it is, we are looking feverishly for people who...
    August 02, 2018
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating its 65th year as the key resource for America’s entrepreneurs as they start and grow their small businesses. As Administrator of the SBA, I’m honored to serve as head coach of a team of all-stars. So it’s fitting the SBA is...
    July 30, 2018
  • It begins with an idea. You have a great vision for a business venture, but may not know where to start. Or, you’re already a veteran business owner with big plans to continue growth. Regardless of your status – veteran, service member, National Guard, Reserve, military spouse –...
    July 19, 2018
  • GWACs, IDIQs, T&M – oh my! To a new business owner, these acronyms look like alphabet soup. To government entities, they look like work. But to a veteran business owner competing for a government contract, “GWAC, IDIQ, and T&M” look like opportunity.To start off, the terms...
    June 29, 2018
  • Could far-reaching challenges like the opioid crisis be solved with government data? A new initiative being pursued by a cross-section of government agencies is working to find out.Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset is a Cross-Agency Priority Goal of the President’s Management Agenda. This...
    June 27, 2018
  • The U.S. Department of Defense launched the “This Is Your Military” initiative to highlight the work of service members, dispel myths about military service and increase awareness among the American people. Each month, the initiative highlights an aspect of military life such as...
    June 14, 2018

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