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Nov 21 2016
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TEAM SBA Financing Roundtable December 8, 2016 Dearborn


Free SBA Roundtable on Small Business Lending Hosted by DFCU Financial

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: 
DFCU Financial
400 Town Center Drive, First Floor Conference Room
Dearborn, MI  48216
Thursday, December 8, 2016
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. Thousands of 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.    


Nov 21 2016
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Selling to the Federal Government



Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration
Learn how to sell your goods/services to the Federal Government.  This seminar teaches small businesses about federal government contracting programs for small business. Seminar will include discussion about government contracting, 8(a) certification, Hubzone program information and more!
WHEN:            Wednesday December 7th, 2016
TIME:              1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Nov 18 2016
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SBA CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP


SBA CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

 

Did you know the federal government buys nearly $100 billion 
worth of goods and services from small businesses each year?

Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, 
but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector.

Join us and learn how you can leverage your small business certifications to diversify
your revenue stream and improve your bottom line!




Nov 17 2016
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SBA Procurement Resources Orientation Webinar


SBA Procurement Resources Orientation Webinar 
What is the 8(a) Business Development Program?
The SBA administers this business assistance program for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses who want to access the federal procurement market. 
The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small businesses gain a foothold in government contracting.  Upon enrollment in this program, firms receive help with finding contracts, proposal preparation and contract administration.


Nov 17 2016
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Understanding Cyber Security 5 Steps to Protect Your Business November 21, 2016 Ann Arbor


Understanding Cyber Security
5 Steps to Protect Your Business
November 21, 2016
Ann Arbor

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has created a workshop that gives small and medium sized businesses an opportunity to understand threats, best practice solutionsand resources to help better protect company data.

Monday, November 21, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building - Room 101 
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Nov 15 2016
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Wed November 16th Learn About Government Contracting Certification Programs for Small Business Owners.


This webinar will give participants the opportunity to explore the SBA’s 3 certification programs                             - the 8(a) Business Development Program,                              - the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program,                             - the Women-Owned Small Business  (WOSB) Program Business owners will learn about the eligibility requirements and benefits of each program.


Nov 15 2016
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Nominate a Small Business for 2017 Small Business Awards


Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. The U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan District Office is proud to announce we are accepting nominee applications for the 2017 National Small Business Week Award categories.  Let’s show our support and appreciation of our local small business community by submitting nominees for the following award categories: 


Nov 15 2016
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SBA Sets New Small Business Lending Records


During FY 2016, 7(a) loan program reaches more than $24.12 billion nationally, $68.5 million in SBA Alaska District; 504 loan total grows for third consecutive year; minority lending reaches $8.65 billion ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016) lending numbers this week showing record levels of small business lending through the 7(a) and 504 loan programs, as well as significant increases in lending to women, veterans and underserved communities.  “Access to capital is critical to a small business’ success. The SBA Loan Guarantee Program helps small businesses in our community keep their shelves stocked, keep their employees paid and keep their doors open,” SBA Regional Administrator Calvin Goings said. “Through resources like SBA LINC and local ‘meet the lenders’ events, the SBA connects local business owners with financing partners in their area.” The following outlines national loan numbers and trends along with local lending highlights for the SBA Alaska District. Nationally, the SBA approved more than 70,000 loans in the 7(a) and 504 loan programs during FY 2016. These programs provided nearly $28.9 billion to small businesses and supported nearly 694,000 jobs. Locally in the SBA Alaska District, the SBA approved a total of 168 loans in the 7(a) and 504 loan programs during FY 2016 totaling $75.8  million.  “Thanks to the hard work and outreach by our lending partners, SBA staff, and our resource partners, as well as the small business owners themselves, we have been able to put more capital into the hands of Alaska’s entrepreneurs,” said Nancy Porzio, District Director SBA Alaska Office.


Nov 14 2016
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SBA Now Accepting 2017 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations


 

SBA Now Accepting 2017 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

Are you a banker working with an outstanding Wyoming business?  Are you a SBA resource partner working with a successful small business?  Are you a small business owner with an amazing story to tell? Or are you a Chamber of Commerce with an outstanding small business member that should be recognized?  We want your nominations for the 2017 Small Business Administration Small Business Week Awards.

Small business and Wyoming go hand-in-hand.  Wyoming residents are not just independent, innovative and adaptable, they excel in entrepreneurship.  We need your nominations to showcase fellow innovative Wyomingites. 


Nov 14 2016
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Business Smart Workshops - Learn What it Takes to have a Successful Start-up - Detroit


Business Smart Workshops Learn what it takes to have a successful start-up\

 

Brought to you by the SBA & Operation Hope

Business Smart Workshop - Module READY
Date:  November 21, 2016
Location:  Northwest Activities Center,18100 Meyers Road, Detroit, MI  48235
10:00 a.m. to Noon 
Cost: Free!