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 […]

SBA: $3 Million Announced for 60 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Recipients to Support Startups and STEM Focused Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced 60 winners of SBA’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.  The recipients, representing accelerators and incubators across 39 states and territories focused on a broad set of industries and sectors, will receive a total of $3 million in awards to support startups and entrepreneurs researching and developing […]

EDA: $2.35 Invested to Repurpose Former Coal Plant as Multitenant Space for Growing Companies in Berks County, PA

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.35 million grant to Recycle the World, Inc., of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, to help convert a former coal fired power plant to a multitenant building for growing companies in the region. […]

EDA: Investment Made to Support Entrepreneurial Growth in Russell, PA

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $860,000 grant to the Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship Inc., Russell, Pennsylvania, to assist in the creation of the Pennsylvania Wilds Maker Marketplace and virtual retail platform. The grant, to be matched with $277,500 in local investment, […]

SBA: Small Businesses Encouraged to Discover Untapped Workforce Talent

Acting Administrator Pilkerton Hosted Workforce Development Expo Today, SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton held an expo at Catholic University’s School of Business to connect small businesses with peers who have found success in exploring new pools of workforce talent in their communities. The “Small Business Hiring: Discovering Untapped Talent in the DMV” […]

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

The  U.S. Small Business Administration this week announced $300,000 in grants has been awarded to four organizations offering entrepreneurship training to service-disabled veterans. The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, supports each organization’s programs for service-disabled veterans planning to start a new business or expand and diversify existing small […]

EDA: $1.6 Million Invested to Support Business Development in Swainsboro, GA Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million grant to the Emanuel County Development Authority of Swainsboro, Georgia, to make critical water and sewer system improvements needed to support business growth. The project, to be located in a Tax […]

SBA: America’s Small Businesses Invited to Tell Their Story

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses and the countless contributions they make to […]