SBA: Administrator Guzman Calls on Americans to “Shop Small” on Small Business Saturday Across America

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s 33 million small businesses, calls on Americans to “Shop Small” throughout this holiday season and on Small Business Saturday, which falls on November 26. “As our economy continues to stabilize, it’s […]

SBA: 2022 National Veterans Small Business Week Launches October 31st

Virtual and in-person events highlight the Agency’s efforts to support the nation’s nearly two million veteran-owned small businesses Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced that the SBA will celebrate National Veterans Small Business […]

SBA: Over $4 Million in New Funding to Expand Veteran Business Owner Outreach Announced

The deadline to apply is November 23, 2022 Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced a new funding opportunity for up to $400,000 to be awarded to up to 12 entities including private organizations, colleges and universities, private sector firms, nonprofit organizations and state, local or tribal governmental agencies to provide critical […]

EDA: 51 “Build to Scale” Grants Totaling $47 Million Announced to Fuel Innovation and Tech-Based Economic Development

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding 51 “Build to Scale” grants – totaling $47 million – to organizations that support technology entrepreneurs, catalyze innovation and fuel economic growth. EDA’s “Build to Scale” program provides annual grants that aim to accelerate technology entrepreneurship by […]

SBA: Funding Awarded to Organizations Delivering Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman , head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced the awarding of $300,000 in funding to four organizations to deliver existing training programs through the SBA’s Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program. “Our veterans and military families […]

EDA: $3.9 Million Invested in Support Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $3.9 million in grants to support economic development efforts in communities in Missouri. Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc., St. Louis, will receive a $2.7 million grant for construction of the Urban […]

SBA: $7.2 Million in PRIME Grants Awarded to Help Emerging Micro-Entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital

Grants Will Help 38 Small Business Support Organizations Provide Technical Assistance and Training Services to Economically Disadvantaged Businesses, Rural Small Businesses, and Foreign Language Entrepreneurs   Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced a $7.2 […]

SBA: Expansion of Ascent Online Digitial Platform Programming Announced

The digital platform focused on providing women-owned small businesses training resources, offers new course on how to expand into international markets Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched “Growing Globally”, one of several training courses housed in the revamped Ascent online learning platform. “Growing Globally” specifically explores ways women entrepreneurs can expand their small […]

EDA: Over $85 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds Invested Last Week

The following grants were made under the American Rescue Plan Funds program: September 21, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.5 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Boost High Speed Internet Connectivity in Southwest Louisiana September 20, 2022 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $5.3 Million in American Rescue Plan […]

EDA: Kathi Vidal Appointed to Serve as Third Federal Co-Chair of National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has been appointed as the third Federal Co-Chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE). NACIE is a federal advisory committee […]