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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NNS) — More than 45 Memphis-area small businesses gathered at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce to learn how to do business with the Department of the Navy (DON), during Navy Week Memphis. During a two-hour Small Business Workshop hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the DON Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), the seminar was designed to educate small businesses how the DON’s acquisition process works and what resources are available to assist them. “Small businesses significantly contribute to the warfighter mission by providing innovative solutions to many of the Department of the Navy’s […]

    Navy Small Business Office Workshop Debuts During Memphis Navy Week

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NNS) — More than 45 Memphis-area small businesses gathered at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce to learn how to do business with the Department of the Navy (DON), during Navy Week Memphis. During a two-hour Small Business Workshop hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the DON Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), the seminar was designed to educate small businesses how the DON’s acquisition process works and what resources are available to assist them. “Small businesses significantly contribute to the warfighter mission by providing innovative solutions to many of the Department of the Navy’s […]

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  • Original Article: NewsCenter The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, housed at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, will host a Small Business Innovation Research Department of Defense Navy topics event next month in Albuquerque. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at STC.UNM, 801 University Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. This event is free, and tickets are available at https://navysbirtopics_abq.eventbrite.com. Refreshments will be provided. The event will be divided into two segments. The first will be a live webinar streaming which will feature the Navy SBIR Program Offices discussing their recently released SBIR/STTR […]

    NMSU Arrowhead Center to host Small Business Innovation Research Department of Defense Navy topics event on Dec. 6

    Original Article: NewsCenter The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, housed at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, will host a Small Business Innovation Research Department of Defense Navy topics event next month in Albuquerque. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at STC.UNM, 801 University Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. This event is free, and tickets are available at https://navysbirtopics_abq.eventbrite.com. Refreshments will be provided. The event will be divided into two segments. The first will be a live webinar streaming which will feature the Navy SBIR Program Offices discussing their recently released SBIR/STTR […]

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  • Original Article: Hartford Courant A speed-dating style of networking brought together hundreds of small business owners and representatives on June 3 looking for money-making opportunities at Connecticut’s largest companies and government agencies. Armed with business cards and their best elevator speeches, the small business owners pitched their products or services in 10-minute sessions, moving among dozens of tables at the annual Connecticut Business Matchmaker event at the University of Hartford’s student union building. “I’ll approach almost anyone,” said Susan Knall, a principal at G2 Communications Group LLC, a Marlborough, Mass., consulting company. Knall said her pitch at her seven appointments will be to […]

    Connecticut Small Businesses Make Pitches To Big Companies, State Agencies

    Original Article: Hartford Courant A speed-dating style of networking brought together hundreds of small business owners and representatives on June 3 looking for money-making opportunities at Connecticut’s largest companies and government agencies. Armed with business cards and their best elevator speeches, the small business owners pitched their products or services in 10-minute sessions, moving among dozens of tables at the annual Connecticut Business Matchmaker event at the University of Hartford’s student union building. “I’ll approach almost anyone,” said Susan Knall, a principal at G2 Communications Group LLC, a Marlborough, Mass., consulting company. Knall said her pitch at her seven appointments will be to […]

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  • Original Article: PRNewswire The accomplishments of veteran small business owners around the country will be celebrated during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), Nov. 2-6.    U.S. Small Business Administration district offices and resource partners nationwide will host more than 100 local events, including Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship training, access to capital workshops, discussions on franchising opportunities for veteran-owned companies, and small business development workshops for women veterans. The U.S. Senate last week passed a resolution, introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), to designate the first week in November as National Veterans Small Business Week. The measure extends the Senate’s […]

    November 2-6 is Recognized as National Veterans Small Business Week

    Original Article: PRNewswire The accomplishments of veteran small business owners around the country will be celebrated during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), Nov. 2-6.    U.S. Small Business Administration district offices and resource partners nationwide will host more than 100 local events, including Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship training, access to capital workshops, discussions on franchising opportunities for veteran-owned companies, and small business development workshops for women veterans. The U.S. Senate last week passed a resolution, introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), to designate the first week in November as National Veterans Small Business Week. The measure extends the Senate’s […]

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  • Original Article: Independent Herald U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced her support for bipartisan legislation today that would offer veterans access to resources provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and their G.I. Bill benefit to open a business. The Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition Act of 2015 (VET Act) is authored by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.). “As our service members in West Virginia and across the country transition from military to civilian life, many are eager to become small business owners and entrepreneurs. With 9 percent of businesses owned by veterans, we need to create […]

    Senator Supports Bill to Help Veterans Start Businesses

    Original Article: Independent Herald U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced her support for bipartisan legislation today that would offer veterans access to resources provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and their G.I. Bill benefit to open a business. The Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition Act of 2015 (VET Act) is authored by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.). “As our service members in West Virginia and across the country transition from military to civilian life, many are eager to become small business owners and entrepreneurs. With 9 percent of businesses owned by veterans, we need to create […]

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  • Original Article: PR Newswire The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the awardees of the $700,000 in grant funding for projects promoting the development, success, and long-term survival of Native American firms eligible for assistance under the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program.  Project funding is provided by SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs.<!– Paragraph before: “Entrepreneurship is a powerful tool to change the arc of anyone’s life, particularly those who don’t come from economic advantage,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.  “I am committed to making SBA resources more accessible to small business owners across all communities, particularly […]

    SBA Provides $700 Thousand in Grant Funding to Support Native American Small Businesses

    Original Article: PR Newswire The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the awardees of the $700,000 in grant funding for projects promoting the development, success, and long-term survival of Native American firms eligible for assistance under the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program.  Project funding is provided by SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs.<!– Paragraph before: “Entrepreneurship is a powerful tool to change the arc of anyone’s life, particularly those who don’t come from economic advantage,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.  “I am committed to making SBA resources more accessible to small business owners across all communities, particularly […]

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  • Original Article: Orlando Sentinel A former U.S. Naval base on the eastern edge of Puerto Rico has been included in a federal program that aims to spur economic activity. Maria Contreras-Sweet, who heads the SBA, announced Monday that the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station has been designated a Historically Underutilized Business Zone, or HUBZone. HUBZones aim to spur economic activity and create jobs within the borders of distressed areas by encouraging small and medium businesses to set up shop. Contreras-Sweet also announced $220,000 in funding to help Puerto Rico small businesses through the federal Microloan program and the agency’s PRIME discretionary […]

    Former Puerto Rican Naval Station to be Designated a HUBZone to Spur Economic Activity

    Original Article: Orlando Sentinel A former U.S. Naval base on the eastern edge of Puerto Rico has been included in a federal program that aims to spur economic activity. Maria Contreras-Sweet, who heads the SBA, announced Monday that the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station has been designated a Historically Underutilized Business Zone, or HUBZone. HUBZones aim to spur economic activity and create jobs within the borders of distressed areas by encouraging small and medium businesses to set up shop. Contreras-Sweet also announced $220,000 in funding to help Puerto Rico small businesses through the federal Microloan program and the agency’s PRIME discretionary […]

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  • The Department of Navy Office of Small Business Programs proudly introduced our new Director, Ms. Emily Harman, at the 27th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event on August 25. Ms. Harman spoke about future strategic planning for the Navy’s Small Business offices and sat down with SBA Administrator, Ms. Maria Contreras-Sweet, for a fireside chat to discuss small business and government contracting. Ms. Harman joins the Department of the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs after serving 10 years as NAVAIR Associate Director of the Office of Small Business Programs. Prior to this role, Ms. Harman served as a Division Director in the Major Weapons […]

    DoN OSBP Introduces New Director, Emily Harman, at Navy Gold Coast Event

    The Department of Navy Office of Small Business Programs proudly introduced our new Director, Ms. Emily Harman, at the 27th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event on August 25. Ms. Harman spoke about future strategic planning for the Navy’s Small Business offices and sat down with SBA Administrator, Ms. Maria Contreras-Sweet, for a fireside chat to discuss small business and government contracting. Ms. Harman joins the Department of the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs after serving 10 years as NAVAIR Associate Director of the Office of Small Business Programs. Prior to this role, Ms. Harman served as a Division Director in the Major Weapons […]

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  • Original Article: KPBS A number of defense contractors are in San Diego for the 27th annual Navy Gold Coast conference, which began Tuesday. Organizers said the market for defense contractors is still off the high of 2012. But areas such as cyber defense still provide opportunities for companies, even as the overall defense budget continues to shrink. “I think a lot of companies are staying smaller longer,” said Jim Lasswell who owns INDUS Tech Inc. and chairs the group’s small business committee. “A lot of them are staying smaller longer and a lot of them are, you know, evaporating. The […]

    Defense Contractors Still See A Market In San Diego

    Original Article: KPBS A number of defense contractors are in San Diego for the 27th annual Navy Gold Coast conference, which began Tuesday. Organizers said the market for defense contractors is still off the high of 2012. But areas such as cyber defense still provide opportunities for companies, even as the overall defense budget continues to shrink. “I think a lot of companies are staying smaller longer,” said Jim Lasswell who owns INDUS Tech Inc. and chairs the group’s small business committee. “A lot of them are staying smaller longer and a lot of them are, you know, evaporating. The […]

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  • Original Article: Defense.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration today recognized the Defense Department for its leadership within the federal government and commitment to improving small business procurement.During a news briefing with Pentagon reporters, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, was joined by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to announce the results of the fiscal year 2014 Small Business Federal Scorecard. DoD Earns ‘A’ Contreras-Sweet said DoD improved upon its previous grade. Last year, she said, “we gave them a ‘B.’ This year, they received their first ‘A’ for awarding $54.3 billion in prime contracts to small businesses.” […]

    DoD Receives ‘A’ Grade in Small Business Procurement

    Original Article: Defense.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration today recognized the Defense Department for its leadership within the federal government and commitment to improving small business procurement.During a news briefing with Pentagon reporters, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, was joined by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to announce the results of the fiscal year 2014 Small Business Federal Scorecard. DoD Earns ‘A’ Contreras-Sweet said DoD improved upon its previous grade. Last year, she said, “we gave them a ‘B.’ This year, they received their first ‘A’ for awarding $54.3 billion in prime contracts to small businesses.” […]

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