May 14 2019

TOMORROW: Learn about Federal Contracting and the 8(a) Program!

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Featured Events

8a Business Developmet Program Information Session

8(a) Business Development Program Webinar

Do you meet all three of the requirements below? If so, you may be a good candidate for the 8(a) Business Development Program for Federal Government Contracting Opportunities!

1. In Business for at least two years?

2. Socially Disadvantaged (in a minority group)?

3. Economically Disadvantaged (personal net worth below $250K)?

Learn about 8(a) Business Development Program, a nine-year program for socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses that have been in business for at least two years. This class may help you gain a foothold in federal government contracting. Includes an overview of the benefits of the program, program eligibility, and the application process.

Part of the SBA South Carolina District Office's Small Business Contracting webinar series. This event will be Eastern Time. Please log on around 10 minutes before the webinar start-time as you may be asked to download and run the AT&T Connect webinar application. To ensure optimal user experience, we recommend connecting via a desktop or laptop computer.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 9:00am EDT


How to Do Business with Federal Goverment Information Session

Acquiring the Deal!

Are you a Women-owned business owner interested in certifications and government contracting? We will be discussing programs for: SBA's Minority Contracting, Women-Owned Small Businesses, and Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. In partnership with the Orangeburg Area Small Business Development Center.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 3:00pm EDT

Brandt Building Auditorium
398 Barnwell Hwy, Allendale, SC 29810


Information Corner

Hurricane Florence Recovery. You might be eligible for SBA Disaster Assistance.

Deadline Approaching in South Carolina for SBA Working Capital Loans for Hurricane Florence and Flooding

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that June 4 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in South Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence and flooding that began on Sept. 13, 2018. 

The SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Berkeley, Charleston, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter and Williamsburg in South Carolina.

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster.  With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers.   

The loans are for working capital and can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 3.675 percent for eligible small businesses and 2.5 percent for nonprofit organizations, and terms up to 30 years.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.

Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov.  Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. 

Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than June 4, 2019.

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