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Jul 06 2017

Columbus District Office Updates


Columbus District Office Updates

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Office
SBA's HUBZone map has a fresh new look. Check it out at www.sba.gov/hubzone-map
The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a new Historically Underutilized Business Zone map (via Google Chrome) at www.sba.gov/hubzone-maps. The HUBZone map is the first step in the modernization effort of SBA’s federal contracting programs. SBA has partnered with the U.S. Digital Service to streamline and enhance online services for small businesses. The new HUBZone map helps small businesses in urban and rural communities determine if they are eligible for participation in HUBZone’s program. It features the latest HUBZone designations, “Qualified Disaster Areas” and new features to improve usability and assist with HUBZone address assertions.   “We are excited about our partnership with the White House’s U.S. Digital Service and the improvements made to the HUBZone maps to modernize SBA’s contracting programs - making them more user-friendly, agile and nimble for the busy entrepreneurs that we support,” SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said. “This is one of many projects that we have worked on with the USDS team to leverage technology to support America’s small businesses.”    For more details about the HUBZone map, visit www.sba.gov/hubzone  

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 6 Start Your Dream & Explore Your Dream

1:00 p.m., 1655 Old Leonard Ave., Columbus, OH 43219
Tuesday, July 11 Marketing Boot Camp

5:30 p.m., 1655 Old Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219

Wednesday, July 12 Designing a Marketing Plan for Growth

9:00 a.m., Montgomery County Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St., Dayton, OH 45417

Wednesday, July 12 How Creating a Retirement Plan Can Help Your Business Succeed

6:00 p.m., UBS Building, 5007 Horizons Dr., Columbus, OH 43220

Thursday, July 13 Planning Your Dream

1:00 p.m., 1655 Old Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
Friday, July 14 Knowing Your Goals: Lunch 'N Learn
11:15 a.m., ThinkSpace Columbus, 24 Westerview Dr., Westerville, OH 43081
Saturday, July 15 Certification 101

10:30 a.m., 1655 Old Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219

Tuesday, July 18 Four COAR Systems Every Business Needs

11:30 a.m., Cultivate, 3989 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123

Tuesday, July 18 Women Helping Women

8:00 a.m., King Business Interiors, 1400 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

Wednesday, July 19 Contracting: Form W-9, Form 1099-Misc, Penalties & Backup Withholding

11:00 a.m., Webinar

Thursday, July 20 Make Your Customers Raving Fans

6:00 p.m., Cultivate, 3989 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Thursday, July 20 Making Your Dream

1:00 p.m., 1655 Old Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219

Thursday, July 27 Designing a Marketing Plan for Growth

9:00 a.m., 401 N. Front St., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215

Thursday, July 27 Franchising 101

5:30 p.m., Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221

Thursday, July 27 HUBZone Small Business Summit

8:00 a.m., Battelle, 5050 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

Thursday, July 27 Marketing Your Dream

1:00 p.m., 1655 Old Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
Friday, July 28 Digital Marketing, Email & Social Media: Lunch 'N Learn

12:00 p.m., CDME, 1314 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212

Friday, July 28 Access to Capital

9:00 a.m., Ohio SBDC at Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, 3458 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45229

Monday, July 31 SBA Small Business Mini Expo-Marietta

9:00 a.m., Washington State Community College, Community Room A102, 710 Colegate Dr., Marietta, OH 45750

Monday, July 31 SBA Small Business Mini Expo-Cambridge

1:00 p.m., Zane State College-Cambridge Campus, Community Room EPIC 608C, 9900 Brick Church Rd., Cambridge, OH 43725
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Jul 05 2017

TEAM SBA Financing Roundtable

TEAM SBA Financing Roundtable

Free SBA Roundtable on Small Business Lending

Schoolcraft College SBDC - July 14, 2017

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Michigan Small Business Development Center are pleased to offer a free TEAM SBA Roundtable on Small Business Lending at

Schoolcraft College SBDC
Jeffress Center Room JC103 ( North East corner of  7 Mile and Haggerty.  Enter at the entrance marked “South East”)
Livonia, MI  48152
July 14, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

The roundtable gives current or prospective small business owners insight into the SBA Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request.  A team of experts will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants.  The roundtable is taught by experienced lenders with expertise in small business and SBA financing.    Over 2,000 clients have attended the roundtables since 1998.   The roundtable is best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.    

To register online for this free seminar, click on TEAM SBA
For more information call 734.462.4438
Please note: SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment companies and this topic will not be part of the discussion. 

Jul 04 2017

Grow Your Business with 8(a) Contracting

Grow Your Business with 8(a) Contracting


Join us for a free and informative workshop on the 8(a) Business Development program.
Part I: Is 8(a) Right For You? Presented by the Alaska Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Part I addresses questions of whether or not your small business is ready for the 8(a) federal contracting program. Different aspects of the program will be discussed to see if your small business will benefit from 8(a) contracts and business development.
Part II: 8(a) OrientationPresented by the SBA Alaska District Office
Part II provides an overview of program eligibility, application, and compliance requirements.

When:    Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Where:     Alaska PTAC
   1901 Bragaw St., Room 199,
   Anchorage, AK 99508.

Time: 9:30 — 11:45 a.m.

Register: https://grow-biz-8a.eventbrite.com

Write: akinfo@sba.gov

Jun 29 2017


MYSETASIDE PROJECT SBA Launches New HUBZONE Maps and Partners with U.S. Digital Service to Streamline and Enhance Online Services for Small Businesses WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it has launched a new Historically Underutilized Business Zones map (via Google Chrome) at www.sba.gov/hubzone-maps . The HUBZone map is the first step in the modernization effort of SBA’s federal contracting programs.

Feb 10 2017

Veterans Business Battle - Register to Attend!

Veterans Business Battle: Raising Capital Panel

Join the SBA Houston District Office at the EO Houston & VIBA - Veterans Business Battle: Raising Capital Panel at Rice University February 24, 2017. Register for the Q & A Raising Capital Panel and speak with the SBA, Amegy Bank, Allegiance Bank, Capital Royalty and Liftfund as they talk about raising capital for your veteran owned small business. By registering you will also have access to entire the two day event which includes an Entrepreneur Boot Camp on Friday, February 24th and the Veterans Business Battle Competition which will take place on Saturday, February 25th, 2017.

When:    Friday, February 24, 2017
  3:00 pm

Where:   Rice - Jones Graduate School of Business, Shell Auditorium
  6100 Main Street
  Houston, TX 77252

Seating is limited and registration is required! For additional information, click the "Register Now" button.

Feb 09 2017

Learn the rules And get a jump on federal contracting

Learn the rules
And get a jump on federal contracting

If you want to sell goods or services to the federal government, you’ll go FAR when you join SBA’s (U.S. Small Business Administration’s) FREE Feb. 14 webinar.

SBA’s Procurement Center Representative Barbara Weaver is discussing the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) which is included in all federal contracts.

In just 60 minutes you’ll learn:

*Why the FAR exists

*How understanding the FAR can help you place competitive bids?

*What specific sections are important to contractor?

*Q&A session

WHAT: Webinar: We’ll help you go FAR

DATE: Tues., Feb. 14

TIME: 11 a.m. – noon


Feb 08 2017

2017 Gro-Biz Conference and Idea Expo

2017 Gro-Biz Conference and Idea Expo

Registration under way for Wyoming’s premiere business conference

CASPER, WYO. For the 15th year, Wyoming’s business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo to network with other business owners, meet economic development professionals, and connect with dozens of procurement officers to help them start selling their products in the multi-billion dollar federal government contract market.

The conference will be held Feb. 22-23, 2017 at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper, Wyo. Register by Feb. 8, 2017 for the discounted cost of $165 per registrant; beginning February 8, 2017 registration fee is $185. To see agenda and to register, visit www.regonline.com/2017grobizidea.

Long time attendee Anthony Aguirre of Triple A Building Services says, “There is no better place to meet with contracting officers, network with peers, and learn and refresh many topics of business than this conference.”

The GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo is two events rolled into one. The event provides opportunities to learn from experts presenting innovative workshops that inspire attendees to think about their business in new and exciting ways. In addition, the conference provides Wyoming’s small businesses the opportunity to better understand state and federal government procurement processes and meet with professionals who can provide valuable information on bidding process, including topics such as marketing to government agencies, exporting, cybersecurity, finding opportunities with the State of Wyoming and WYDOT, increasing innovation at your business, leadership, preparing a response to a government RFP, and intellectual property and technology commercialization.

Feb 07 2017




Are you in need of financing to start or grow your small business? If so, please take note of the opportunities below to learn more about what’s available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. These one hour webinars hosted by the SBA Oklahoma District Office will offer you a chance to learn about various lending products and provide you an opportunity to ask questions related to your capital needs. Connection information for the webinars is listed at the bottom of this page – no registration is necessary and there is no cost.

Webinar Schedule

Borrowing Basics & Open Discussion

February 16, 2016 (10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CST)

Guest Presenter – Lynette Lambert, Assistant Vice President, Security Bank

This webinar will provide you with information on the varying SBA loan products available for your new or existing small business and how to make application. You will be given a lender’s perspective on what documentation is needed from you prior to their review of your loan proposal. This session includes financing for real estate (new & existing), machinery and equipment, inventory, working capital (including lines-of-credit), refinance, etc.

How to Connect:

For all webinars listed above, you may connect via computer and phone as listed below:
To join AT&T Connect Conference:

Computer: Click here: https://connect16.uc.att.com/sba/meet/?ExEventID=89896297&CT=W

Feb 03 2017

All About SAM - System for Awards Management - Feb. 15th (San Diego, CA)

All About SAM Workshop

Wednesday, February 15th - 10 AM - Noon

Levi Kinnard, Economic Development Specialist, SBA San Diego, has coordinated this workshop to get you started in federal governement contracting, by getting your business registered in SAM - System for Awards Management.

This workshop will cover:

• How to register your business in SAM
• Getting your Dun & Bradstreet DUNS#
• Determining your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code(s)
• Using the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website
• Updating your Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) profile

Presenter: Trisha Ferrand, Senior Procurement Specialist, San Diego Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Wednesday, February 15th - 10 AM - Noon
San Diego Public Library - Downtown

Mary Hollis Clark Conference Center
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(2-hour free parking in library lot below the building. Entrance on 11th Ave.)
FREE - Registration Required

Feb 02 2017

Accepting Applications for SBA's 2017 Emerging Leaders Class

Arkansas Emerging Leaders 2017

Attention Business Owners!

If you’re looking for a solution on how to grow your small business in 2017, the SBA may have the answer.

Recruitment for the SBA’s Emerging Leaders 2017 training cycle is now underway at selected SBA district offices, and we’re looking for interested small businesses.

Since 2008, Emerging Leaders has trained more than 4,000 promising small business owners in underserved communities, and continues its impact in helping small business owners grow and create jobs.

How Emerging Leaders Works:

Emerging Leaders is a FREE executive-level training program that provides tools and resources to help underserved small companies to sustain and grow. Now in its ninth year, Emerging Leaders is an intensive entrepreneurship education series for small businesses that have the potential for quick growth and job creation. The initiative has been a change-maker in increasing opportunities for underserved communities, and it provides participating businesses with an organizational framework, as well as a resource network, that helps to form sustainable companies and promote economic development within urban and rural communities.

Sessions are held in the evenings, on a bi-weekly basis. Participants commit approximately 40 hours of in-class time, divided over 13 in-person sessions. Participants will also spend at least 12 hours over the course of the curriculum in self-directed CEO mentoring groups. All instructional in-class sessions, CEO Mentoring Groups and session preparation are interconnected and of equal importance. In total, each participant can expect to commit approximately 100 hours to analyzing their business and planning for growth.

What Emerging Leaders Can Do for You:

The benefits of the training series are well documented by the hundreds of entrepreneurs around the country. The initiatives success is highlighted in these numbers. Graduates of Emerging Leaders have reported:

• $17 million in new financing.
• Nearly 70 percent saw revenue growth.