Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance

Monday, August 15th 5:30 pm -7:30 pm CST Monroe Civic Center 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy. Monroe, LA 71201 To register : Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance (lsbdc.org) FREE and OPEN to the Public   TOPIC: DISASTER MITIGATION As Hurricane Season approaches, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to prioritize equitably supporting impacted communities … Continue reading Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance

SBA Louisiana Hosts Webinar on Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery  Business Development Webinar Tuesday , July 28th  9:00 am -10:00 am CST Please join us for this session that will guide you through what you need to know to understand potential impacts, provide recovery strategies, develop a feasible recovery plan, understand the options available when seeking relief and financial assistance … Continue reading SBA Louisiana Hosts Webinar on Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Upcoming SBA Webinar: Resources for your Small Business

Join SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 for a webinar in celebration of Small Business Month. Connect with resources on several topics including access to capital, contracting and procurement, community navigators, and more. The webinar will feature SBA Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, Mark Madrid and other key … Continue reading Upcoming SBA Webinar: Resources for your Small Business

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Close in New Orleans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its New Orleans Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Orleans Parish at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. “SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to Louisiana businesses and residents who were affected … Continue reading SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Close in New Orleans

National Small Business Week 2022

Save the date! National Small Business Week: Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship will take place May 1-7, 2022. The virtual summit will acknowledge small businesses from across the country for their resilience, ingenuity, and creativity. It will also recognize SBA partners for their involvement in entrepreneurial development, disaster recovery, government contracting, financial development, and overall … Continue reading National Small Business Week 2022

Women’s Business Summit (Virtual) | March 29-30, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join the SBA's Office of Women’s Business Ownership and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center for the virtual Women’s Business Summit on March 29-30, 2022. The free event will include power-packed panels, inspirational fireside chats, and 'Ask an Expert' workshops to help you build, scale, and grow your business. Panels and … Continue reading Women’s Business Summit (Virtual) | March 29-30, 2022

Connecting Businesses with Contracts | Virtual Business Development & Procurement Conference

  April 12 & 13, 2022   8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST FREE and Open to the Public  Hosted by Southern University AG Center and SBA, Louisiana District Office This is our annual event that is being conducted virtually in conjunction with the Southern University Ag Center and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at … Continue reading Connecting Businesses with Contracts | Virtual Business Development & Procurement Conference

SBA EIDL Borrowers Receiving Additional Six-Month Deferment

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, directed the Agency to provide additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing  COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program Borrowers for a total of 30 months deferment from inception on all … Continue reading SBA EIDL Borrowers Receiving Additional Six-Month Deferment

Small Business Events from Louisiana SBA

Louisiana District Office March 2022 Calendar of Small Business Events   Women Owned Certification March 16th  10:00 am -12:00 pm CST   Business and Taxes : Where Do I Start March 17th  9:00 am -10:00 am CST 2nd Annual 101 Women In Business Conference March 23rd - March 25th Beginning March 23rd at 12pm- CST … Continue reading Small Business Events from Louisiana SBA

The SBA Marks Women’s History Month with an Array of Resources

By U.S. Small Business Administration on March 04, 2022 This Women’s History Month, the SBA is proud to share programs and resources that help women entrepreneurs establish themselves in the marketplace — and better compete once they get there. Women entrepreneurs have made great strides in leveling the playing field of business ownership, an accomplishment worth celebrating this … Continue reading The SBA Marks Women’s History Month with an Array of Resources

Deadline Approaching in Louisiana for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to a Winter Storm including Ice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Louisiana small nonfarm businesses in Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides and Vernon parishes of the Jan. 10, 2022, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are … Continue reading Deadline Approaching in Louisiana for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to a Winter Storm including Ice

COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Updates

On September 9, 2021, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the following major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Increasing the COVID EIDL Cap. The SBA will lift the COVID EIDL cap from $500,000 to $2 million. Loan funds can be used for any normal operating expenses and working capital, including payroll, purchasing … Continue reading COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Updates

NEXT WEEK: National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

The SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, September 13-15, 2021! Join us for the free virtual summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners and chat with industry experts. This year's virtual summit will also feature an impressive list of guest speakers including, but not limited to, Mark Cuban, José Andrés and Cedric … Continue reading NEXT WEEK: National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

Small Business Administration offers Steps to Recovery

From the Small Business Administration After a disaster declaration is issued in your area, you can apply for assistance to help your small business recover. Learn the 3-step process: https://lnkd.in/eX-NGmB

SBA Grants for Global Expansion

SBA Grants for Global Expansion | Thursday, September 9, 2021| 2:00pm EDT Are you aware there is a unique grant program dedicated to helping U.S. small businesses grow their global sales? Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade for a brief conversation with two small businesses that have utilized the State Trade … Continue reading SBA Grants for Global Expansion

Are you eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness?

First Draw PPP Loan forgiveness terms First Draw PPP loans made to eligible borrowers qualify for full loan forgiveness if during the 8- to 24-week covered period following loan disbursement: Employee and compensation levels are maintained The loan proceeds are spent on payroll costs and other eligible expenses; and At least 60% of the proceeds are … Continue reading Are you eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness?

National Small Business Week Virtual Summit – Sept. 13-15

Event Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm ET/8:00am - 3:00pm PT Join the SBA September 13 – September 15, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts. This free online event will include educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses, and a … Continue reading National Small Business Week Virtual Summit – Sept. 13-15

Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification (Virtual Conference)

August 18,  2021  9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST Hosted by: SBA Louisana District  Office and Louisana Small Development Center (LSBDC) at Southern University               ***VIRTUAL CONFERENCE***    Join us for SBA Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification Virtual Conference as you will hear from Small Business Administration regarding … Continue reading Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification (Virtual Conference)

SBA announces deadline to all eligible Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits, and venues)

New applications will be accepted until 𝟭𝟭:𝟱𝟵 𝗽.𝗺. 𝗣𝗧 𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟮𝟬. The SVOG program has so far awarded $8.4 billion in grants to more than 10,800 businesses to assist in getting the nation’s cultural institutions, which are critical to the economy and were among the first to shutter, #BackOnTrack. While the application portal … Continue reading SBA announces deadline to all eligible Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits, and venues)

SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

PRESS RELEASE New portal will streamline applications for loans $150K or less for over 6.5 million businesses WASHINGTON – The  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. “The SBA’s new streamlined application portal … Continue reading SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal