SBA’s Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Criteria

The SBA identifies small businesses in different socio-economic categories so that they might be able to optimize procurement opportunities. One of those categories is Small Disadvantaged Business (SBD). This site will help you understand the eligibility criteria to becoming an SDB.  Click here to learn more.

June 23rd, 2017|Information, Resources, SBA, Small Business|

Become a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

Happy Memorial Day! The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) classifies certain small businesses in separate socio economic categories. One of these is the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOSB). This program specifically helps individuals that have been classified as Service Disabled Veterans (SDV) and provides them distinct federal contracting opportunities. This site will help you navigate through the [...]

May 29th, 2017|Resources, SBA, SDVOSB, Small Business|

Supporting Small Businesses Through SBIR & STTR Programs

Recently, there was a joint hearing in the House to discuss improvements to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in order to promote small businesses' innovative ideas. Not only do these programs make an impact on the small business community,  but they are essential to encourage competitiveness, build the country's [...]

What are Procurement Technical Assistance Centers?

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a handful of resources for small businesses to potentially acquire government contracts. One of these resources is the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs). PTACs provide counseling, training, and assistance to those small business owners that are interested in selling their products and/or services to the government. They help you register [...]

May 19th, 2017|Resources, SBA, Small Business|

Employee Handbook: A Communication and Management Tool

Employees are one of the most valuable assets of a business and a comprehensive employee handbook is one of the best communication and management tools used to define expectations in the workplace, along with what the employee can expect from the company.  It is a manual that states the company's policies and procedures and should include topics such [...]

May 8th, 2017|Information, Resources, SBA, Small Business|

Expanding Federal Contracting Program Through HUBZones

An expansion of SBA's HUBZone Program is currently underway, allowing more small businesses located in rural communities to participate in federal contracting opportunities. Recently, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced the new legislation called Invest in Rural Small Business Act. This act would increase the number of [...]

May 4th, 2017|Contracts, SBA, Small Business|

SBA Loan Program: A Financial Resource

Small business owners sometimes struggle financially when deciding to expand their business' products or services. It might be because they're just starting out, or investing in new equipment, accounts, or staff, or even deciding to pursue federal contracts. All of these can be possible if the business has the financial capability to invest. The U.S. Small Business [...]

April 28th, 2017|Resources, SBA, Small Business|

National Small Business Week’s Live Webinars

This year, during National Small Business Week (NSBW), the SBA will be offering online seminars to help small businesses become more productive and scalable. They include a variety of topics that focus on the economy, online advertising, marketing campaigns, capital growth, and federal contracting opportunities, to name a few. These live webinars will be offered [...]

April 20th, 2017|Information, Resources, SBA, Small Business, Webinars|

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|

How to Support Next Women’s Generation in Small Businesses

Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB's) are making a significant impact in today's society. As a result, we need to encourage and support the new generation of women business entrepreneurs. This articles provides four ways to take action that benefits women in the business world. They are: become a representative for young entrepreneurs, create an internship program, attend [...]

April 14th, 2017|Information, SBA, Small Business, WOSB|