Nov 14 2019

FRIDAY: LGBTQ Small Business Info Session in Boston

Massachusetts District Office - November 2019

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Inclusive Entrepreneurship 101

Meet the SBA District Office & MA LGBT Chamber

Introduction to SBA Programs Information Session

Friday, Nov 15th, 2019 / 9am - 10:30am 



Where: SBA MA District Office 10 Causeway Street, RM265, Boston, MA 02222

Details: In this session, meet local SBA & MA LGBT Chamber staff and learn about inclusive entrepreneurship programs and services available to help grow your business.



Information will be provided about LGBTBE CERTIFICATION


Becoming certified as a LGBT Business Enterprise designates your business as majority-owned, operated, and controlled by LGBT individuals. The advantages of receiving this national certification include:

  • Differentiating your business from competitors during procurement processes
  • Gaining access to major corporations and entities seeking to diversify their supply chain
  • Opportunities for networking with other LGBT business owners
  • Eligibility for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools to help your business grow

>>Learn more about getting certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise.

Information will also be provided on the following SBA programs and services:

Counseling/Technical Assistance: Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, Center for Women & Enterprise, City & State Economic Development Offices

Access to Capital: SBA 7(A) Loan Guaranty Program, SBA 504 Loan, Microlending, Disaster Loans, STEP Grants, SBIR / SBIC

Government Contract Opportunities:  8(A) Business Development Program / HUB Zone Program / Disadvantaged Business, Woman-owned, Service-disabled Veteran Self-Certifications / Subcontracting

All programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.   Please email Norman.Eng@sba.gov or dial (617) 565-8510 to make arrangements.