SBA: Final Rule Issued to Expand HUBZone Opportunities to Small Businesses and Revitalize Communities

The U.S. Small Business Administration today issued a final rule that will implement changes to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program that will make the program more attractive to small businesses and encourage them to invest in HUBZone communities and hire HUBZone residents. The new rule changes will also make it easier for […]

SBA: Celebrating Small Business Saturday in Communities across America

U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton is encouraging Americans to support local communities by shopping at small businesses on Saturday, November 30. Celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday allows consumers to make a tremendous impact in their neighborhoods by supporting local small businesses. Last […]

SBA: Direct Final Rule Issued that Will Allow Governors to Seek HUBZone Designation for Certain Rural Areas

The U.S. Small Business Administration today issued a direct final rule that will allow governors to petition the SBA’s Administrator to designate HUBZone status to certain covered areas.  A covered area is an area in a state that is located outside of an urbanized area, as determined by the Census Bureau, with a […]

SBA: New Initiative Assists Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners

As National Veterans Small Business Week came to a close, three Atlantic Region federal agencies are carrying on its mission with a new initiative to assist both Veterans transitioning to civilian life as well as their families through entrepreneurship and small business ownership. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. […]

SBA: 5th Annual Mentor-Protege Conference Scheduled Next Week to Connect Small Businesses with Federal Contract Opportunities

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host its Mentor-Protégé Conference on November 12-13 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Arlington, Va. The conference will give small businesses access to guidance on federal contracting, face-to-face meetings and opportunities to team with larger businesses and graduates of the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program.  “It’s important […]

SBA: Celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week 2019

Veteran-owned businesses contribute nearly $1 trillion each year to U.S. The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member, and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 4-8. “This week is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses who contribute nearly […]

SBA: Public Input Sought on Potential Changes to SBA’s Export Loan Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comments on potential changes to the regulations governing its Export Loan Programs.  SBA’s Export Loan Programs provide access to capital for U.S. small business concerns to support expansion into international markets and the growth of U.S. small business exports.  […]

SBA: 2020 National Small Business Week Award Nomination Period Now Open

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. As […]

SBA: Boots to Business Program Reaches 100,000 Veteran Participant Milestone

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week that more than 100,000 current and aspiring veteran business owners have participated in the Boots to Business training course since the program began in January 2013. “The SBA is all about powering the American dream. This is no different for the veteran business community,” said Larry […]