U.S. Small Business Program

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The Small Business Act Download Adobe Reader to read this link content was created, in part, to help small businesses compete in our economic market. The passage of this act has made it necessary to establish standards of identifying small businesses. Below are the size regulations used to review business size … Read More

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (SDVOSBC): The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-50) established an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3% of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for participation by small business concerns... Read More

Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB): SBA provides resources to help women business owners to succeed. From registering your business, to hiring your first employee, we’re here to help you start and grow your small business. Starting a Business Writing a ... Read More

Veteran-Owned Businesses (VOSB): If you are a veteran or service-disabled veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business. From creating a business plan to finding your first customer, we're here to help you succeed. Starting a ... Read More

Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB): Since October 2008, small businesses can self-represent their status as a small disadvantaged business (SDB). You do not have to submit an application to SBA for SDB status. To self-represent as an SDB, register your business in the System for Award Management. However, you and your firm must still understand the SBA eligibility criteria for SDBs … Read More

HUBZone Program: The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities … Read More

 
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Pre-8(a) Business Development Program Training Series: Purpose The 8(a) Program is a federal business development program designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses. Welcome to SBA’s Pre-8(a) Business Development Program, training series. It is a multi-part educational series designed to inform, educate and engage qualified small firms. It is a series intended to help prospective 8(a) firms to better understand the business development program and to assist qualified firms to benefit from the program. The series consists of online courses, supplemental workbooks and other educational materials. Click here for more Information

HBCU Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Cassius Butts recently signed strategic alliance memorandums (SAMs) with Alcorn State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Rust College. Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, Alcorn State University president, Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., acting president of Mississippi Valley State University, and Dr. David L. Beckley, president of Rust College, each signed the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions. Click here to read more