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16th DOE Annual Small Business Forum & Expo

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), is having their 16th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo. The event's objective is to network small business owners from around the country with different agency officials, contracting representatives, and other experts in the industry. Small business owners have an opportunity [...]

April 21st, 2017|DOE, Events, News, Resources, Small Business|

SBA Expands its Emerging Leaders Initiative

In 2008, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) started the Emerging Leaders Initiative, a seven-month program targeted at small businesses. The program's purpose is to provide intense executive training sessions in order to create sustainability and economic development. These sessions are meant to educate the business owner on entrepreneurship, job creation and growth opportunities. This year, the [...]

April 17th, 2017|News, Resources, SBA, Small Business|

Small Business Committee Approved Views & Estimates for FY 2018 Budget

Recently, the House Small Business Committee approved its Views and Estimates for the FY 2018 budget. While supporting the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Committee focused on providing certain priorities for the SBA in order to support the 28 million small businesses operating in the country. These are: increase capital access programs, invest in [...]

April 7th, 2017|Information, News, Reports, SBA, Small Business|

Federal Contracting Market Trends

There are a number of unique contracting opportunities for small businesses, especially within the federal market. An increase in available options has brought about an increase in competition.  Therefore, its important that small businesses stay informed of possible changes and trends. This article describes an upsurge in the number of contracting opportunities for businesses in the energy, construction, and service [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Contracts, Information, News, Reports, Small Business|

‘Blacklisting Rule’ Blocked by President

President Trump has signed a resolution to permanently block the 'Blacklisting Rule' that, in part, requires federal contractors to report labor law violations that might have prevented them from obtaining contracts.  Some lawmakers maintain that there is already a system and vetting process in place to do just that. This article further explains the other blacklisting [...]

March 31st, 2017|Contracts, News, Small Business|

Millennipreneurs: A New Business Generation

SCORE has recently released their latest infographic regarding the new business generation known as Millennipreneurs, Millennial entrepreneurs. Their research indicates that 40% of Millennipreneurs are highly driven and want to become their own boss. However, when comparing this group to other generations, they actually delay starting their own business and being self-employed.           [...]

March 29th, 2017|News, Resources, SCORE, Small Business|

Celebrating National Small Business Week

Every year since 1993, the President of the United States announces the dates for the National Small Business Week (NSBW). This year, the NSBW starts on April 30th and ends on May 6th, 2017. As part of the NSBW, the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes outstanding small business owners around the nation. These entrepreneurs have demonstrated [...]

March 27th, 2017|Awards, Events, News, SBA, Small Business|

New Tax Laws’ Impact on Small Businesses

Small business owners typically think about the type of investment(s) they should make in order to expand their business services. However, it's important to ask yourself how these might lead to potential tax consequences at the end of the year. This article provides several new tax laws that will be implemented in 2017. One interesting law that will [...]

March 24th, 2017|News, Small Business|

SCORE’s Live Webinar: Business Model Canvas

SCORE offers a variety of live webinars that are beneficial to small business owners. These webinars help companies gain insight on specific fields of business. This particular webinar is called "Overcome the Fear of Business Planning by Using the Business Model Canvas (BMC)".  It focuses on how to make the process easier when writing a business [...]

March 22nd, 2017|Events, News, Resources, SCORE, Small Business|

Report on SBIC’s Role in Job Creation

Overseen by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) Program focuses on being a financial source for small businesses. This report explains how the SBICs have helped with job creation within the small business community. The report also provides information on what the program is about, as well as how it [...]

March 20th, 2017|News, Reports, Resources, SBA, Small Business|