SBA: Services Expanded for Women Entrepreneurs in South Carolina

 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting grant applications for a new Women’s Business Center in South Carolina. This expansion of SBA services is part of the agency’s priority to open more doors for women entrepreneurs and increase access to resources in socially and economically disadvantaged communities. “This new grant opportunity […]

SBA: Funding Opportunity Announced through the State Trade Expansion Program

Grant provides opportunities for small businesses to take their businesses global The U.S. Small Business Administration announces the opening of the submission period for a funding opportunity through the State Trade Expansion Program. The purpose of the grant opportunity is to invite proposals for funding from eligible state entities interested in, and capable […]

SBA: FDIC & SBA Update Money Smart for Small Business Credit and Banking Modules

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have released two updates to the popular Money Smart for Small Business curriculum. The updated modules focus on banking and credit. They are available for SBA Resource Partners, financial institutions and economic development organizations to help train entrepreneurs and small business owners.  Money […]

SBA: Workshops on Applying for Women’s Business Center Grants Set for Feb. 4-5, 2020 in South Carolina

Funding Available to Help Train South Carolina’s Women Entrepreneurs he U.S. Small Business Administration will hold roundtable training sessions in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina on best practices regarding the Women’s Business Center grant application opportunity. Columbia: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. ESTBenedict College Business Development Center2601 Read St, Columbia, S.C. […]

FDIC: Money Smart for Small Business Credit and Banking Modules Updated

Enhanced tools can help banks support small businesses As part of their ongoing commitment to strengthening bank-community partnerships, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today released two updates to the popular Money Smart for Small Business curriculum. The updated modules focus on banking and credit, and […]

SBA: New Final Rule Modifies Method for Calculating Annual Revenues for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration today published in the Federal Register a final rule to modify its method for calculating annual revenues used to prescribe size standards for small businesses. The final rule is effective Jan. 6, 2020. The SBA changed its regulations on the calculation of annual revenues from a three-year averaging period to a […]

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. […]