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15 03, 2017

Small Business Owners Diliberate on Tax Reform

March 15th, 2017|House Small Biz Committee, News, Regulations, Small Business|

A number of small business owners are being affected by the current tax reform. According to them, the current tax code is penalizing both saving and risk-taking opportunities. This issue appears to be a barrier to American entrepreneurship. The U.S. House Small Business Committee Chairman, Mr. Steve Chabot, mentioned that the administration will be working on [...]

13 03, 2017

HUBZone Program: A Contracting Opportunity

March 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides numerous opportunities for small businesses to have access to government contracts. One of these opportunities is the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program. This program encourages economy development in underused areas. This site introduces the benefits, eligibility requirements, certifications, applications, and training videos to become more familiar with [...]

10 03, 2017

SBA’s Women’s Business Centers

March 10th, 2017|Resources, SBA, Small Business|

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides small businesses with a variety of useful resources. One fundamental tool is the Women Business Centers' (WBCs) Directory. The WBCs' purpose is to educate and assist women entrepreneurs from startup to scaling their business. These centers are monitored by the SBA's Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). Additionally, the [...]

8 03, 2017

Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8th, 2017|News, Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

To those outstanding women entrepreneurs, we would like to say: Happy International Women's Day! In the early 1900's, women decided to be more vocal and fight for their rights. This movement has continued to this day. Women have connected, globally, and made a tremendous impact on society. Today is the day where we celebrate the social, [...]

6 03, 2017

Recommendations to Increase Women Business Owners’ Access to Private Markets

March 6th, 2017|News, NWBC, Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

Besides being the government's only independent voice for women entrepreneurs, the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council that makes recommendations to the President, Congress, and SBA about economic issues directly pertaining to women business owners. This report focuses on how women entrepreneurs can acquire opportunities through corporate supplier diversity programs. It centers on [...]

3 03, 2017

SCORE: A Small Business Success Tool

March 3rd, 2017|Resources, SBA, SCORE, Small Business|

SCORE is a nonprofit association committed to educating, mentoring, and training small business entrepreneurs. Their expert team provides a series of tools, workshops, and events available to small businesses across the United States. As a subdivision of the Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE offers mentoring sessions on a variety of business topics. Some of these include: business [...]

1 03, 2017

Government Red Tape: A Small Business Dilemma

March 1st, 2017|House Small Biz Committee, News, Regulations|

A report received by economic policy experts announced that the health and potential growth of the small businesses community is being hurt due to overregulation. The U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee Chairman, Mr. Dave Brat, mentioned that reform bills such as the Regulatory Accountability Act and the Congressional Review Act are being introduced in order to resolve this issue. This article [...]

27 02, 2017

Learn How to Obtain Federal Government Contracts

February 27th, 2017|Resources, SBA, Small Business|

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a plethora of resources that small business owners can utilize to take advantage of different government opportunities, such as federal contracts. This site includes contracting resources that will guide you to "pitch" your business to potential customers, research opportunities available in your business' industry within the federal marketplace, and understanding the [...]

24 02, 2017

State of Women-Owned Business in 2016

February 24th, 2017|Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

Womenable, founded in 2005, is an organization that focuses on researching various laws, policies, and programs that promote women's business formation and development. This report provides numerical data and explains the trends that have impacted the state of women-owned businesses across the country during 2016. Research done by Womenable has indicated that the number of [...]

22 02, 2017

Chairman Chabot Backs House Action to End the Small Business Blacklist

February 22nd, 2017|House Small Biz Committee, News, Regulations, Small Business|

The U.S. House Small Business Committee Chairman, Steve Chabot, represented the small business community in one of the House's hearings at Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Chairman Chabot focused on H.J. Res. 37 in order to annul the "blacklisting" rule. This rule has caused obstacles for small businesses to obtain federal contracts. Interesting enough, there's been [...]