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Ascent Learning, Notice of Funding Opportunity & more

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Ascent is a free learning platform for women entrepreneurs.  SBA recently released Ascent’s latest module Managing Sales that outlines strategies to build and strengthen sales processes and sales team. Learn more


SBIR/STTR Programs


SBA’s Office of Innovation and Technology is excited to announce the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program is now accepting applications for the FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). FAST provides funding for organizations to support potential Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR).

SB-OIIFT-22-001 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program

Prospective applicants are encouraged to refer to the above NOFO on www.grants.gov for more details, including matching-fund requirements, application and submission deadlines, and more.  The application period will close on June 27, 2022.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity, Synopsis, Grants.gov Instructions, and Terms & Conditions are also available here: www.sbir.gov/about-fast.


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Make sure you are prepared this wildfire season by reviewing these tips.  Learn more


Small Business Training

SBA and its resource partners (SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Center) continually offer training and educational programs. A few classes are highlighted below, and the full calendar of training programs and webinars is found at San Francisco District Office (SFDO) Calendar of Events link.

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SFDO Calendar of Events


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