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SBA export grants available for small business

SBA export grants available for small business

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that for the third year, states will be able to apply for grants from the SBA to support efforts to increase exporting by small businesses. The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program was appropriated $8 million to award grants by Sept. 30. Grants will be awarded on… Continue Reading SBA export grants available for small business

SBA offers webinars to help with 8(a) program

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SBA offers webinars to help with 8(a) program

The U.S. Small Business Administration will present a free two-part webinar covering the SBA’s 8(a) business development program. The SBA’s 8(a) program was created to help small businesses considered to be socially and economically disadvantaged grow their business through counseling, training, workshops, management advice and technical guidance. The nine-year-old program also provides these businesses with… Continue Reading SBA offers webinars to help with 8(a) program

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SBA helps businesses with growth, moves

By almost any measure, the U.S. Small Business Administration just finished a record-setting year of helping businesses in Colorado. Statewide, the SBA approved $622.5 million in small business loans for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, an all-time record and an 11.5 percent increase over the last fiscal year. The SBA’s Colorado office approved… Continue Reading SBA helps businesses with growth, moves

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SBA opens Web portal for award nominations

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SBA opens Web portal for award nominations

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations through an online portal for its annual National Small Business Week Awards. The SBA announced Friday in a news release that they will accept 2014 nominations — including annual Small Business Person of the Year award — through Jan. 17. This is the second consecutive year that the… Continue Reading SBA opens Web portal for award nominations

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SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

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From Monday to Nov. 11, the  U.S. Small Business Administration hosts Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners. Veterans Small Business Week is part of SBA’s work to ensure the nation’s veterans have the tools and capital they need to start or grow a business. “Our nation… Continue Reading SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

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CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

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CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

In the latest indication that Central Bank & Trust continues to dominate the local Small Business Administration loan market, the bank has received the SBA’s statewide “Small Lender Award for 2013.” So far this year, CB&T has completed 16 SBA-backed loans in El Paso County, totaling $9.2 million, far more than any other locally based… Continue Reading CB&T still tops in local SBA loan market

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Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Intecon won  the Prime Contractor of the Year award from the Colorado District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Intecon LLC received the National and Region VII Prime Contractor of the Year award, which the SBA gives to “small businesses that have provided the government with outstanding goods and services as… Continue Reading Defense contractor wins national SBA award

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A major revision in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program could equate to more help for small businesses. SBA now has tripled the eligible contract amount, from $2 million to $6.5 million, that the agency will guarantee on surety bonds for both public and private contracts. The higher surety bond guarantee limits… Continue Reading SBA triples surety bond ceiling, could help small businesses with larger contracts

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Colorado veterans are seeking and qualifying for U.S. Small Business Administration loans. In fiscal year 2012, ending Sept. 30, the Colorado District Office reported 68 loans to veterans for $26.4 million and 47 loans to disabled veterans for $23.8 million. In fiscal year 2011, there were 72 loans to veterans valued at $29 million and… Continue Reading Colorado veterans recieving millions in small business loans

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Every business has a story, and now they can use an online platform to share that story and showcase successes. The U.S. Small Business Administration launched “Small Business Owners Speak,” an interactive online site that features videos by business owners across the country who have started or grown a business with SBA help. The videos… Continue Reading SBA launches online platform for small biz success stories

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