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SBA Celebrates Black History Month with Minority Resource Fair

WHAT: In celebration of Black History Month and the contributions of African American entrepreneurs to the Cincinnati area, the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce, City of Cincinnati, and Minority Business Assistance Center will provide a resource fair and networking event for African American small…

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SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program Helps Entrepreneurs Accelerate Growth

Applications for Columbus & Cincinnati Classes Now Open COLUMBUS – The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking applicants for its 2019 Emerging Leaders executive-level training program, which will be offered in both Columbus and Cincinnati. This hands-on version of an MBA focuses on small, poised-for-growth companies with potential for job creation. Interested small business owners can learn…

Small Business Development Center Advisor Joins SBA Columbus District Office

Small Business Development Center Advisor Joins SBA Columbus District Office   COLUMBUS – Jerome Jones, a small business advisor with a background in both economic development and lending, has joined the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Columbus District Office as a lender relations specialist. In his new role, Jones will conduct trainings and other outreach activities throughout central…

Government Achieves Small Business Contracting Goal for the Fifth Consecutive Year

The Federal Government Achieves Small Business Contracting Goal for the Fifth Consecutive Year with Record-Breaking $105 Billion to Small Businesses Eight Federal Agencies Receive A+ Rating on the Procurement Scorecard WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the federal government met its small business federal contracting goal for the fifth consecutive year  awarding 23.88…

SBA Small Business Week Virtual Conference Webinars are online

The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE Association hosted a free, 3-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week. The conference took place from Tuesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 3. The Virtual Conference offered all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling. Webinar topics included: How Changing Consumer…

From the SBA Blog: Guess what people are doing right now? They’re starting their holiday shopping

Guess what people are doing right now? They’re starting their holiday shopping They may not be decking the halls yet, but 17 percent of shoppers surveyed by the National Retail Federation said they start researching holiday purchases before September, while 8 percent reported making purchases before the start of autumn. That holiday mentality holds steady in September before rocketing…