Tag Archives: U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA grants disaster declaration request; opening center

April 16, 2014

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Folks who are being impacted by the recent storms and subsequent flooding are being offered assistance. Residents and businesses in Southwest Mississippi affected by severe weather and flooding that occurred on March 28–29 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced. Contreras-Sweet made the loans available […]

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New SBA lending initiative puts veterans on entrepreneur pathway

May 21, 2013

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by its top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans by five percent per year for the next five years. Oftentimes, veterans face challenges in raising capital or have trouble receiving a conventional loan. […]

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SBA and W20 group launch social media webinar series for small businesses

April 18, 2013

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the W20 Group, an entrepreneurial ecosystem of digital communications companies, is launching a five-topic social media webinar series to help small businesses leverage and grow their businesses using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and mobile marketing. Social media is playing a growing and […]

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Ole Miss hosts July 12 economic forum

July 10, 2012

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Representatives from the White House Business Council, the Delta Regional Authority, the White House Rural Council, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Rural Economic Forum at the University of Mississippi on July 12.   The forum will discuss the Obama administration’s economic policies especially those geared towards entrepreneurs […]

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Enhancing small business exporting is Trade Expo goal

March 9, 2012

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The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), along with the Mississippi World Trade Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration, will host the 2012 Gulf States Trade Alliance Annual Export Conference from April 10-12 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The Gulf States Trade Alliance is comprised of economic development agencies from Mississippi, […]

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