SBA: Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition Winners Announced

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton announced the winners of the Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition. The SBA awarded $1 million in prize money to competition winners. “It is my privilege to announce the twelve winners of the SBA’ s MaTCH Pilot Competition. The […]

SBA: Interim Rule Issued to Adjust Size Standards to Expand Lending & Contracting Opportunities

Deadline to comment on interim final rule is Sept. 16, 2019 The U.S. Small Business Administration recently issued an interim final rule that will adjust monetary-based small business size standards for inflation to allow more small businesses to become eligible for the SBA’s loan and contracting programs. The interim final rule was published in […]

SBA: New Women’s Business Center Locations Provide Increased Opportunities for Idaho Women Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the ribbon cutting for the new Idaho Women’s Business Center (WBC). The new center, hosted by the Idaho Hispanic Foundation, will carry out the mission of helping women entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.  Operating under the Idaho Hispanic Foundation, the center will open […]

SBA: Funding Competition Announced for Organizations Providing Training to Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs

The  U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that non-profit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to $150,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to  service-disabled veterans.  Up to six awardees will use the $300,000 in total funding to participate in the Service-Disabled […]

SBA: $100,000 Awarded to Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Pilot Training Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced a partnership with the Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network (VETRN) to establish a pilot training program for military veterans who are small business owners and their immediate family members. The Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Training program will equip these entrepreneurs with the resources […]

SBA: Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition Announced

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton announced the launch of the Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition. The MaTCH Pilot Competition seeks to address the job skills and placement gaps faced by U.S. businesses by providing funding to create or expand programs with job-specific and soft […]

SBA: Certification Rule Proposed for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Seeking Comments by July 15 Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration published a proposed rule that will provide a free online application process for women-owned small businesses to be certified and eligible to participate in the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business Program or access contracts as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) […]

SBA: World Trade Month Kicks Off with Go Global Webinar Series

As part of World Trade Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration, along with several other federal agencies, will conduct  a four-part webinar series entitled, “Go Global” starting May 9th.  This online program aims to help participants gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success. Presenting agencies in the webinar series include […]

SBA: Office of Surety Guarantees Award Winners Recognized

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes the Office of Surety Guarantees award winners for their continued work to help small contracting businesses acquire surety bonds. Three SBA surety bond partners were selected to receive awards based on their participation, activity, claims and recovery, and their commitment to helping small […]

SBA: Arizona Entrepreneurs Awarded 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year

Entrepreneurs from Iowa and Virginia also recognized by SBA as Runners-up Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognized and awarded this year’s Small Business Person of the Year, Jennifer Herbert (CEO) and Jeff Herbert (CSO) of Superstition Meadery, LLC from Arizona, during the 2019 National Small Business Week ceremony in Washington, D.C. “It […]