Federal contracting with small businesses is a win-win. Every year, the U.S. government awards nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small businesses, allowing these businesses to grow their revenues and create jobs right here at home. Meanwhile, the federal government gets the chance to work with some of the most responsive, innovative and nimble [...]
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently launched a new web page and blog dedicated to educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act. The new tools will serve as a gateway for small business owners connecting them with information provided by SBA’s federal partners responsible for implementing the law, including the U.S. Department [...]
American Airlines released results of a recent online survey of more than 1,100 American Airlines Business ExtrAA® travel managers of small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs). The survey shows 71 percent of SMB travel managers estimate the economic outlook for their companies is expected to improve in the next 12 to 18 months. According to the [...]
Hector Barreto, Chairman of The Latino Coalition and former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, was inducted in the Minority Small Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony held last month in Los Angeles. In receiving the honor Barreto joins his father in the Hall of Fame, making them them the first father and [...]
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to launch a training program for transitioning service members and veterans to help them become entrepreneurs and create jobs. Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup is a national initiative that will be [...]
Applying for disaster recovery assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration just got easier thanks to revisions made to its electronic loan application, significantly reducing the number of screens an applicant must read while filling out the form. “Our goal is to provide support for those rebuilding after a disaster, and we wanted to make [...]
New research from The American College, the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services, reveals that while the overwhelming majority of small business owners are concerned about retirement, a third of the women and a quarter of the men surveyed have not estimated how much they are going to need when they retire. [...]
The federal government’s Small Business Development Centers offer management help to current and prospective small business owners. Information and guidance are available in many locations across the U.S. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/sbdc.
One hundred nonprofit organizations from 44 states and the District of Columbia received grants under the Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs Act (PRIME), the U.S. Small Business Administration announced. Grants will be used to provide business-based training and technical assistance to low-income and very low-income entrepreneurs to help them start, operate, or grow a small [...]
The Small Business Investor Alliance, formerly known as the NASBIC,coordinates and promotes the activities of hundreds of small business investment companies (SBIC) nationwide. SBIC’s are privately capitalized, owned and managed investment firms licensed by the SBA that provide equity capital, long-term financing, and management assistance to small business. Learn more at wwwnasbic.org.