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Jul 12 2017
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2017 Business Opportunity Match-Making Summit


SBA Mississippi District Office

2017 Business Opportunity

Match-Making Summit

August 24, 2017

Register Today

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Jul 12 2017
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International Business Forum


New Jersey District Office

 International Business Forum


For Businesses Ready to Export

Over 95% of international business is done by small entrepreneurs. International trade covers the world from exporting to e-commerce. The global industry experts will provide real life solutions to your global trade queries. This event will assist established entrepreneurs in defining business objectives, risks, and profit potential of global expansion. It will provide fluency in key international strategies, market analysis, and integration into existing domestic business model. The presenting team will discuss unique opportunities and resources available to assist businesses that may be Export-Ready. There will be a discussion on how to evaluate the Global Marketplace in search for competitive business opportunities. Attendees will be provided with valuable information about International Business Plan and a Global Compliance Checklist. International Specialists from the SBA (Small Business Administration), the DOC (Department of Commerce) and Export Finance and Export risk management will be on hand to present government support programs. 

NJ SBDC LOGO WHEN:    Thursday - July 13, 2017
TIME:       9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Rutgers Business School,
                 Livingston Campus 
                 100 Rockafeller Road
                 4th Fl, Rm. 409
                 Piscataway, NJ 08854
FEE:         $50
                 


Jul 12 2017
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Meet the Buyers Tour


SBA San Diego District Office
The North San Diego SBDC and SOCAL VBOC Hosted by MiraCosta College Present

Meet the Buyers Tour

SBA will be participating in this event. SBA’s participation in this activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, services or entities of any participant, speaker or presenter. SBA is not responsible for the content, accuracy, relevance of the information provided by third parties at this event. 

Image: July Meet the Buyers Event Flyer


Jul 11 2017
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SBA Lending News - July


Oklahoma SBA District Office

SBA Lending News - July

financial literacy

June Top Lenders & CDCs

Top Volume Lenders by number of loans
  1. BancFirst, 92 loans, $34,650,100
  2. Arvest Bank, 48 loans, $8,762,500
  3. First Pryority Bank, 26 loans, $9,495,000
  4. First Oklahoma Bank, 21 loans, $20,568,400
  5. Great Plains National Bank, 20 loans, $4,696,300
  6. Regent Bank, 14 loans, $6,969,400
  7. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 12 loans, $3,805,800
  8. Security Bank, 10 loans, $3,783,600
  9. Celtic Bank Corporation, 10 loans, $2,645,000
  10. Independence Bank, East Greenwich, RI, 9 loans, $565,000
Top Volume CDCs by number of loans
  1. Small Business Capital Corp., 8 loans, $5,226,000
  2. Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc., 5 loans, $2,534,000
  3. Tulsa Economic Development Corp., 4 loans, $1,961,000
  4. Metro Area Development Corp., 3 loans, $5,162,000
Top Volume Lenders by dollar value of loans
  1. BancFirst, 92 loans, $34,650,100
  2. First Oklahoma Bank, 21 loans, $20,568,400
  3. First Pryority Bank, 26 loans, $9,495,000
  4. First Pryority Bank, 26 loans, $9,495,000
  5. Live Oak Banking Company, Wilmington, NC, 4 loans, $8,031,000
  6. Mission Valley Bank, Sun Valley, CA, 3 loans, $7,675,000
  7. Regent Bank, 14 loans, $6,969,400
  8. Peoples Bank & Trust Co., 5 loans, $6,504,000
  9. MidFirst Bank, 7 loans, $6,456,100
  10. Customers Bank, Phoenixville, PA, 2 loans, $5,057,600
Top Volume CDCs by dollar value of loans
  1. Small Business Capital Corp., 8 loans, $5,226,000
  2. Metro Area Development Corp., 3 loans, $5,162,000
  3. Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc., 5 loans, $2,534,000
  4. Tulsa Economic Development Corp., 4 loans, $1,961,000
504 Participating Lenders
  • American Bank & Trust Company, 1 loan, $853,859
  • Arvest Bank, 1 loan, $308,750
  • BancFirst, 1 loan, $150,000
  • Bank of the West, 1 loan, $1,692,500
  • BOKF, N.A., 2 loans, $1,545,925
  • Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, 1 loan, $409,864
  • Commerce Bank, 1 loan, $291,000
  • First Pryority Bank, 1 loan, $97,500
  • First United Bank & Trust Company, 1 loan, $1,310,000
  • FNB Community Bank, 1 loan, $1,000,000
  • Herring Bank, 1 loan, $4,130,000
  • Legacy Bank, 1 loan, $700,448
  • Security Bank, 2 loans, $3,522,036
  • The Citizens Bank of Edmond, 1 loan, $221,155
  • The F & M Bank & Trust Company, 1 loan, $2,477,868
  • Valley National Bank, 1 loan, $245,000
  • Valliance Bank, 1 loan, $525,000

                FY2017 May Lending - 48 Loans

                Approvals by lending program
                • SBAExpress, 23
                • PLP, 12
                • Working Capital CapLine, 1
                • Contract CapLine, 2
                • 7(a), 9
                • 504, 1
                Approvals of Start Ups vs. Existing Borrowers
                • New, 22
                • Existing, 26
                Approvals by County
                • Beckham, 2
                • Cleveland, 3
                • Comanche, 1
                • Greer, 3
                • Kiowa, 1
                • Logan, 1
                • Muskogee, 2
                • Nowata, 1
                • Oklahoma, 9
                • Pottawatomie, 3
                • Tulsa, 20
                • Washington, 2
                Loan Approvals by Industry
                • All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, 1
                • All Other Specialty Trade Contractors, 2
                • Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners, 1
                • Commercial and Institutional Building Construction, 1
                • Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages), 1
                • Florists, 1
                • Full-Service Restaurants, 4
                • Funeral Homes and Funeral Services, 2
                • Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores, 1
                • General Automotive Repair, 1
                • Industrial Building Construction, 1
                • Lessors of Residential Buildingsv and Dwellings, 1
                • Limited-Service Restaurants, 5
                • Nail Salons, 1
                • Offices of Chiropractors, 2
                • Offices of Dentists, 1
                • Offices of Lawyers, 1
                • Other Accounting Services, 1
                • Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing, 2
                • Other Building Material Dealers, 1
                • Other Millwork (including Flooring), 1
                • Other Personal Care Services, 1
                • Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors, 4
                • Roofing Contractors, 1
                • Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths), 1
                • Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance, 1
                • Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores, 2
                • Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations, 2
                • Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing, 1
                • Used Car Dealers, 1
                • Veterinary Services, 1
                • Window Treatment Stores, 1
                Top Ten Loan Approvals
                1. A.Z.E. Enterprises, LLC, Muskogee, $3,125,000, MISSION VALLEY BANK, Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
                2. Gentle Care Animal Hospital, LLC, Edmond, $2,050,000, BANK 7, Veterinary Services
                3. United Dynamics Inc., Shawnee, $1,500,000, BANCFIRST, Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
                4. Azaan, Inc, Edmond, $1,465,000, PEOPLES BANK & TRUST CO, Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores
                5. M & R Interests, Inc., Skiatook, $1,375,000, FIRST OKLAHOMA BANK, General Automotive Repair
                6. Terry's American HVAC, Inc., Edmond, $1,000,000, ARVEST BANK, Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
                7. Uptown Smiles, PLLC, Oklahoma City, $900,000, FIRST-CITIZENS BK & TR CO, Offices of Dentists
                8. Tinker's GlassHouse, LLC, Bartlesville, $875,500, BANCFIRST, Full-Service Restaurants
                9. Wirth Law Group, PC, Tulsa, $766,700, MIDFIRST BANK, Offices of Lawyers
                10. Metro Surfaces LLC, Oklahoma City, $600,000, BANCFIRST, Other Building Material Dealers


                                        Jul 11 2017
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                                        Free Contracting Workshop


                                        South Carolina District Office

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                                        Free Contracting Workshop

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                                        Government Contracting
                                        Becoming a government contractor is a tremendous opportunity for small business owners. Government contracting is an excellent way to diversify your business portfolio and while adding more customers. Join us and participate in this informative workshop that can open the door to a new business opportunity and customer!


                                        Overview
                                        Government Contracts Overview for Small Businesses


                                        Welcome to government contracting! U.S. federal government contracts represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses because:

                                        •The U.S. Government is the world’s largest customer
                                        •It buys all types of products and services in both large and small quantities
                                        •It is required by law to provide opportunities for small businesses



                                        Jul 11 2017
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                                        Upcoming Events


                                        SBA Los Angeles District Office

                                        Upcoming Events

                                        www.sba.gov/ca/la

                                        Tuesday, July 11:

                                        ¿Quiere Comenzar Su Negocio? (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
                                        Looking to Start a Business? (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)


                                        Thursday, July 13:

                                        8(a) Business Development Program Work Shop (9:00a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
                                        HUBZone Program Work Shop (10:15a.m. - 11:15 a.m)


                                        Saturday, July 15:

                                        Money Smart for Small Business (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.):  Contact cseto@ltsc.org with:
                                        Name, Phone, E-mail address, and Name of Business. Hosted by Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program.


                                        Monday, July 17:

                                        Access to Capital - Panel Discussion (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

                                        Tuesday, July 18:

                                        Latino Business Awards & Business Match-Making (9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

                                        Thursday, July 20:

                                        Get Marketing & Get Growing Mid Year Check Up (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

                                        Saturday, July 22:

                                        Money Smart for Small Business (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.): Contact cseto@ltsc.org with:
                                        Name, Phone, E-mail address, and Name of Business. Hosted by Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program.


                                        Thursday, July 27:

                                        Forms of Ownership (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

                                        Wednesday, August 2:

                                        System for Award Management (SAM) Self-Certification Training (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
                                        Straight Talk on 8(a) Business Development Program (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.); Toll Free: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Participant Access Code: 0380927#


                                        Saturday, August 5 and 12:

                                        Reboot to Business (2 day Course) (8:30 a.m.)

                                        Thursday, August 10:


                                        Jul 10 2017
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                                        Your Monthly Update from the SBA Baltimore District Office


                                        SBA Baltimore District Office

                                        www.sba.gov/md

                                        Baltimore Bulletin: July 2017

                                        Your Monthly Update from 

                                        the SBA Baltimore District Office

                                        Greetings,

                                        We're providing this bulletin to keep you up to date with key information from your local office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Each month, we'll be bringing you a summary of current SBA lending activity, new 8a firms and listings of upcoming events to help you start or grow your business. This is a monthly bulletin, but we're here to help any time you need us. SBA.gov is a tremendous resource available to you 24/7. Check it out and check back often! 

                                        Government Contracting

                                        New Firms to the 8(a) Business Development Program:

                                        •CWR Technologies, LLC

                                        •IAZ Associates, LLC  •••Mettle Solutions, LLC  ••TeraSense, Inc. •Integral Management Solutions


                                        Firms that have Graduated from the 8(a) BD Program:

                                        • Commfed Solutions, Inc. • Enterprise Resource Planning International, LLC • Preferred Technology Solutions   •Trinmar Contracting Services, Inc. • Springforward, Inc •Technology Solutions, Inc

                                        All Small Mentor-Protégé Program Participants:

                                        • Thomas & Herbert Consulting, LLC (Mentor) – Applied Development, LLC (Protégé)   OBXtek, Inc. (Mentor) – BlueSun Technologies, Inc. (Protégé)   Quality Software Services, Inc. (Mentor) – Chags Health Information Technology, LLC (Protégé)•  • Amec Foster Wheeler Environment (Mentor) – EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc. (Protégé)  • S4, Inc. (Mentor) – Grimmer Technology and Operations, Inc. (Protégé)  • Apprio, Inc. (Mentor) – PM Consulting Group, LLC (Protégé)  •Tidewater, Inc. (Mentor) – Sustainable Design Consortium, Inc. (Protégé)  •The Camdus Group (Mentor) – The Concourse Group, LLC (Protégé) 

                                        Participating Lender Activity 

                                        SBA Baltimore District Office

                                        Top Ten Lenders YTD: October 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 

                                        Lender Name:                                                 Total 7(a) Amount                 Total  # Loans 

                                        M & T BANK                                                        $33,686,700                            193

                                        LIVE OAK BANKING Co.                                     $15,283,000                             11

                                        FULTON BANK NATL ASSOC                                $8,454,000                             8

                                        FIRST FINANCIAL BANK                                       $7,617,000                             5

                                        WELLS FARGO BANK NATL ASSOC                    $7,476,700                           22

                                        BERKSHIRE BANK                                                $7,307,000                             8

                                        SUNTRUST BANK                                                 $6,081,900                           14

                                        SANDY SPRING BANK                                          $5,716,000                          15

                                        FREDERICK COUNTY BANK                                 $5,412,000                           5

                                        FIRST BANK FINANCIAL CENTRE                         $5,062,000                          3

                                        Upcoming Events & Training 

                                        School may be out, but there's still plenty to learn at our workshops. The Baltimore District Office and our resource partners (SCORE, the MD Small Business Development Center & the Women's Business Center) are busy hosting a variety of workshops to help you start or grow your business. Topics include: QuickBooks, Government Contracting, SBA Basics, Social Media and much more. Here's a sampling of our upcoming training and networking opportunities. For a complete listing of events or to register for any of these events, visit us online


                                        Export Financing Workshop: July 11, 10am, Baltimore

                                        SBA Programs & Services: July 11, 1pm, Baltimore

                                        Introduction to SBA Financing: July 11, 2pm, Baltimore

                                        SCORE Presents "How to Start & Manage Your Business": July 18, 9:30am, Annapolis

                                        Breaking Bid Barriers: July 18, 10:30am, Salisbury


                                        Jul 10 2017
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                                        Business Seminars, Workshops, Webinar and Events This Week


                                        SBA San Francisco District Office



                                        Business Seminars, Workshops, Webinar and Events This Week

                                        Events at the SBA Entrepreneurship Center

                                        Week of July 10th – July 14th:

                                        HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program Certifications    7/11 - 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

                                        SBA 8(a) Business Development (BD) Certification Workshop    7/11 - 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

                                        Maintaining Tax Records    7/11 - 3:30 PM–5:30 PM ($35).

                                        Starting a Business in San Francisco    7/12 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

                                        Financing Your Small Business    7/12 - 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

                                        How to Do Business with GSA (General Services Administration)    7/12 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

                                        Business Law Basics    7/12 - 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

                                        How Smart Business Owners Use Credit Cards    7/13 - 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

                                        Choosing the Right Legal Entity for Your Business    7/13 - 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

                                        Checklist for Starting a Restaurant    7/13 - 2:00 PM  - 4:00 PM.

                                        QuickBooks Made Easy    7/13 - 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ($35). Week of July 17th – July 21st:

                                        7 Secrets to Successful Selling & Closing    7/18 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ($45).

                                        Corporations and LLCs Offer Different Options    7/18 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ($35).

                                        Be a Part-Time Business Owner AND Keep Your Job!    7/18 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ($35).

                                        Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar    7/19 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

                                        Success with Facebook Ads     7/19 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

                                        Other Events this week in the Bay Area

                                        Employment Law for Small Business  - Oakland    7/10 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

                                        Renaissance Orientation    7/11 - 6:00 PM  - 7:30 PM.

                                        Building A Website (SoMa)    7/12 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

                                        Webinar- How to do business with a Large Prime Contractor    7/13 - 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

                                        Women Mean Business Present: Jeweler's Panel    7/18 - 6:00 PM  - 8:00 PM ($15).

                                        Getting Found - Search Engine Visibility    7/19 - 5:00 PM  - 7:00 PM.         


                                        Jul 10 2017
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                                        July LIVE Webinars!




                                        SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office
                                         July LIVE Webinars!
                                        Here is how it works; just like a class you'd attend in person, courses are taught by a live instructor on a scheduled day and time.  The web-enabled instructor-lead training experience has much in common with the class equivalent.  Students receive course materials, participate in real time using a broadband connection and interact directly with the instructor and their peers.  From your computer, you'll link to an instructor in a live, real-time, interactive learning experience.  You'll become part of a virtual classroom where you can ask questions, seek guidance and participate in class discussion and interactive exercise.  Here is a schedule of the Fall training offering: Here is a schedule for the July training offering:

                                        • Facilities Clearances
                                         July 11, 2017
                                         1:00—2:00 pm EDT
                                        •Understanding Requests for Proposal
                                         July 12, 2017
                                         1:00—3:30 pm EDT
                                        •Federal Contracting Basics
                                         July 13, 2017
                                         1:00—4:00 pm EDT
                                        • Developing Technical and Past Performance Responses to RFPs
                                         July 17, 2017
                                         1:00—4:00 pm EDT
                                        • Strategic Planning for Small Business
                                         July 18, 2017
                                         1:00—2:00 pm EDT
                                        • Developing Pricing and the Cost Proposal
                                         July 18, 2017
                                         5:00—8:00 pm EDT
                                        • Government Contracting Vehicles
                                         July 19, 2017
                                         1:00—3:00 pm EDT
                                        • Audits and Accounting Systems
                                         July 20, 2017
                                         1:00—4:30 pm EDT
                                        • Marketing to the Government Buyer
                                         July 25, 2017
                                         1:00—4:00 pm EDT
                                        • Capture Management
                                         July 26, 2017
                                         1:00—4:00 pm EDT
                                        • Using E-Commerce to Generate Federal Business Opportunities
                                         July 27, 2017
                                         1:00—4:00 pm EDT



                                        Jul 07 2017
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                                        SCORE Women's Networking Breakfast


                                        SBA San Diego District Office SCORE Women's Networking Breakfast Jacobs Center - $15 ...