SBA: New Pilot Program Announced to Bolster Cybersecurity Infrastructure of Emerging Small Businesses

SBA will Award $3M in Grants to Help States, Entrepreneurs Combat Rise in Cyber Attacks and Threats Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced $3 million in new funding for state governments to help emerging small businesses across America develop their cybersecurity infrastructure – […]

SBA: Business Forward and SBA Launch the “Small Business Digital Alliance”

New Venture Will Convene Major Tech Companies, Players to Provide Small Businesses Free Access to Tools to Expand E-Commerce Footprint Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Business Forward, Inc., a non-profit organization working with small business leaders in support of policies promoting America’s economic competitiveness, announced the launch of the Small Business Digital […]

SBA: $1.1 Million in Awards Announced to Support Native American Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the awardees of $1.1 million in grants and contracts to promote the development, success, and long-term sustainability of Native American-owned businesses.  “Native-owned small businesses are vital to our shared economic future, and the SBA is committed to engaging and supporting them. The $1.1 million in […]

SBA: Members of the Council on Underserved Communities Announced

John W. Rogers Jr. and 14 Distinguished Leaders Appointed to Reconvened CUC will develop policy recommendations for American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other underserved small business owners Today, U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the leaders who will serve on the reconvened Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) authorized […]

SBA: Plans Announced to Elevate the Office of Women’s Business Ownership

The proposed change reflects the importance of women entrepreneurs held by the Biden-Harris Administration and SBA Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced that the SBA intends to elevate its Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) to directly report to the Office of the Administrator. Under Administrator Guzman, the SBA has […]

SBA: Community Navigator Pilot Program Grantees Announced

51 Grantees Selected Nationwide to Serve as Hubs Connecting Disadvantaged Small Businesses with Government Resources  Today, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman  announced grantees for the Biden-Harris Administration’s Community Navigator Pilot Program, an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers that all small businesses, including those owned by disadvantaged groups such as veterans, women, and those from rural communities and communities of color, often face in accessing critical support. The Community Navigator Pilot Program will provide $100 million in funding to 51 organizations that will work with hundreds of local groups to connect America’s […]

SBA: New Women’s Business Center in Rochester, New York Announced

The new resource hub will increase access to opportunities and recovery solutions for women entrepreneurs in Upstate New York. The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today the launch of a new Women’s Business Center (WBC) in Rochester, NY, which will be operated by the Urban League of Rochester, […]

SBA: National Veterans Small Business Week Scheduled for November 1st through 5th

Events will highlight the Agency’s efforts to support the Nation’s Nearly 1.8 million veteran-owned small businesses through its 22 Veterans Business Outreach Centers The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of our veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 1-5, 2021. “National Veterans Small […]

SBA: New Women’s Business Center Launched in Tulsa, OK

A New Women’s Business Center Will Provide Resources to Help Women Entrepreneurs Start, Grow, And Expand in the Tulsa Area The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today the launch of a new Women’s Business Center (WBC) in Tulsa, OK that will be operated by the U.S. Black Chambers […]

EDA: $3.8 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Flint, MI

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.8 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, Michigan, to construct the university’s new College of Innovation and Technology. This EDA grant, to be matched with […]