Entrepreneurs

EDA: $3 Million Invested to Establish Business and Entrepreneurship Center in Tulsa, OK

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to create a business and entrepreneurship center. This grant will provide services, tenant opportunities, and meeting space for local entrepreneurs. This EDA investment will be matched…

SBA: Funding Awards Announced for Three Organizations to Provide Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Programs

Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses, announced $300,000 in funding for three organizations to deliver the SBA’s Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (WVETP) to local veterans. “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to honoring the service of the…

SBA: 2023 THRIVE Program Winners Recognized

Cohorts from Puerto Rico and Seattle Will Be Honored at the National Small Business Week Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses, recognized the 2023 T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined cohort winners in Seattle and North Metro Puerto Rico…

SBA: 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Stage One Winners Announced with Up to $3 Million in Prizes Awarded

Competition Opens Doors for Underserved Entrepreneurs in Key Science and Technology Industries Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses and startups, announced the 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) Stage One winners. Each received $50,000 in prize awards…

OCC: Acting Comptroller Discusses Creating Economic Opportunity for New Americans

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu today discussed the value of financial literacy for new Americans in remarks during the Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s Public Meeting. In his remarks, Mr. Hsu acknowledged that immigrants are important drivers of our economy, including through entrepreneurship and innovation; however, they are also more likely to…

SBA: 2024 National Small Business Week Award Winners Announced

Awardees from All 50 States, DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico to be Honored April 28-29 in Washington, D.C. Today, SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses, announced the National Small Business Week (NSBW) 2024 Award Winners, comprised of business owners, lending partners, and advocates who embody the grit…

SBA: Funding Competition Announced for Organizations Providing Entrepreneurship Training to Women Veterans

Awards Aim to Help Women Transition from Service to Entrepreneurship The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $300,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to women veterans. The application period begins today and continues through March 21, 2024.  Up to six grantees…

SBA: Updated Equity Action Plan Unveiled to Advance Commitment to Investing in Equity

Updates Focus on Providing Access to Capital and Entrepreneurial Support Services, Creating Economic Opportunities, and Advancing our National Economy Today,  Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses and startups, announced the SBA’s updated 2023 Equity Action Plan outlining actionable steps the…

SBA: America’s Seed Fund Road Tour Visits Florida and Puerto Rico to Engage Startups and Small Businesses Working on Innovative, High-Impact Ideas

SBA Program Assists Entrepreneurs with Accessing Important R&D Capital The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)visited Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 7, and Puerto Rico on Feb. 9 during its America’s Seed Fund Road Tour, a national outreach effort to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced and innovative technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage research and development grant and contract…

SBA: 200,000th Boots to Business Entrepreneurship Course Trainee Graduates

Federal Program Helps Veterans Transition from Service to Startup Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the 200,000th graduate of the Boots to Business (B2B) program. This milestone re-emphasizes the long-standing importance of military-connected entrepreneurs to the nation’s economy and celebrates 11 years of B2B instructor achievements nationwide and overseas.  “SBA’s Boots to Business program is about strengthening…