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 […]

EDA: $986,000 Investment Made to Establish Kitchen Incubator and Business Accelerator in Millersburg, KY

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $986,000 grant to Community Ventures Corporation to convert the first floor of McIntyre/Rankin Hall located on the former Millersburg Military Institute property into a full-service kitchen incubator and business accelerator. The grant, to be matched with $766,615 […]

EDA: $3 Million Grant Made to Spur Small Business Development in Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Dickinson, TX

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to Dickinson Economic Development Corporation in Texas, to help establish the Gulf Coast Market by renovating a storm-damaged, 30,000 sq. ft., building. The EDA grant, to be matched with […]

EDA: Investment Made to Increase Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency for Small Businesses in Texas

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $500,000 grant to LiftFund Inc., of San Antonio, Texas, to support a technical assistance program that will increase disaster preparedness and build resiliency for small businesses located in the 41 FEMA designated counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. […]

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 […]

EDA: $23 Million Investment Made to Fuel High-Growth Entrepreneurship Across America

 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that 44 organizations — including nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and entrepreneurship-focused organizations — from 28 states and two territories will receive grants totaling $23 million to create and expand high-growth entrepreneurship and increase access to capital for communities across America. The […]

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 […]

EDA: Investment Made to Support Small Business Growth and Resiliency in California

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding an $880,000 grant to California Capital FDC of Sacramento, California, to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and provide technical assistance to potential borrowers in the disaster-impacted counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, and Nevada. This EDA […]