Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Small Business Administration’

Deadline looms for disaster assistance from SBA

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding private non-profit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that Nov. 19 is the deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications. These loans are available from the SBA for damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on Feb. 10, 2013. PNPs located in the […] [...]

SBA disaster assistance available due to rain, flooding

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Mississippi as a result of excessive rain and flooding beginning Jan. 1, 2013. The disaster declaration […] [...]

Bryant, leaders headed to South America on trade mission

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and a group of Mississippi business leaders are in Brazil this week to meet with local trade organizations and officials. The group has stops scheduled in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. They left yesterday and are to return Friday. Joining Bryant are Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christensen, […] [...]

SBA disaster assistance available to victims of spring freeze

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Mississippi as a result of freeze on March 25-29. The disaster declaration includes Amite, Carroll, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, […] [...]

SBA promise loan increase for country’s veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s top lenders have signed on with the SBA’s Veteran Pledge Initiative to pump up their loans to veterans by 5 percent a year for the next five years. The SBA has enlisted its top 20 national lenders and about 100 regional and community lenders to help veteran-owned small businesses. SBA […] [...]

MSBDC project assists the new and existing

The Mississippi Small Business Development Centers have been providing a helping hand to start ups and existing businesses since the 1980s in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The MSBDC’s lead operation and administrative offices are housed at the University of Mississippi and there are seven centers and 17 counselors statewide. Over the last […] [...]

Immigration work rules force risky decisions on employers

Have some sympathy the next time you see your company’s hiring officer wringing his hands and muttering under his breath. If the company relies heavily on immigrant labor, he is occupying that unenviable space that is situated between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, he must be careful not to hire someone […] [...]

SBA names winner

Charles Fuqua, owner of Four Seasons Lawn Care, LLC of Moss Point has been named the SBA 2012 Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year by the Mississippi District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mississippi SBA will honor Fuqua and six other Small Business Week winners June 28 at an award ceremony at […] [...]

Delta Regional Authority, SBA team to bring capital to small businesses

Businesses in the Mississippi Delta secured more U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) working capital loans in the first six months of this year than the same period for 2010, says the Delta Regional Authority, a multi-state economic development entity based in Clarksdale and Little Rock, Ark. Strong loan volume is also occurring in many of […] [...]

SBA looking to boost small contractors’ bonding limit

by Wally Northway Published: April 10,2011

Tags: David Byrne, Karen Mills, Surety Bond Guarantee, U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has amended its regulations under its Surety Bond Guarantee program in an effort to give small contractors more bonding capacity in the wake of a disaster. However, three of Mississippi’s largest construction trade associations say this has never been a problem for its members. And some wonder if increasing […] [...]

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