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  • SBA, Top Lenders To Help Veterans Become Entrepreneurs in New Initiative

    May 29, 2013

    Lending commitment will support estimated 2,000 Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Add $475 Million in Capital


    U.S. Small Business Administration

    Announcing the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a commitment by SBA's top national, regional and community lenders to collectively increase their lending activity to veterans by 5% per year for the next 5 years.

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  • SBA Finalizes Rule Adopting Changes to Contracting Program for Women-Owned Small Businesses

    May 10, 2013


    WASHINGTON – An interim final rule published in the Federal Register and effective immediately will amend regulations to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program allowing for greater access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) signed in January.


    The interim final rule removes the anticipated award price of the contract thresholds for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSB) to allow them greater access to federal contracting opportunities without limitations to ...

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  • SBA to Expand Access to Loan Programs

    Fewer regulations will streamline applications and ensure program integrity through enhanced oversight


    March 18, 2013

    From the U.S. Small Business Administration


    WASHINGTON – Borrowers and lenders of loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration will have greater access to capital and less paperwork as a result of a proposed regulation aimed at streamlining the SBA application process, while also strengthening oversight and the integrity of the agency’s loan programs. 

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