18 08-2015

How much do you really know about the SBA?

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:08+00:00 August 18th, 2015|

The Small Business Administration can be an incredible resource for business owners, but first they need to know what the SBA has to offer. Learn the SBA's history and what the organization does for small businesses.

3 10-2013

Accion and ACE Recipients of CDFI Fund

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund awards for 2013 were announced on Sept 24.  The CDFI Fund awards annually grant to institutions that serve underserved, low-to-moderate-income communities. The companies that are considered for funding are certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), and specialize in this field. This year, the CDFI fund distributed awards totaling over $172 [...]

13 05-2013

“Where do I find a grant to start my woman owned business?”

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:22+00:00 May 13th, 2013|

All too often at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) we hear the question, “Where are the grants for women to start their businesses?” The answer: There are none.  No really, there are none.  If you find a grant for women starting a business, please post the information in the comments below, because in the [...]

3 05-2012

Financing from the Small Business Administration

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:29+00:00 May 3rd, 2012|

What is the Small Business Administration? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), founded on July 30, 1953, consists of four main functions: Access to Capital, Entrepreneurial Development, Government Contracting, and Advocacy. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete [...]

10 04-2012

Non-Profits Need Access to Capital to Create Jobs Too

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:29+00:00 April 10th, 2012|

The non-profit sector has already created millions of jobs and has potential to add many more.   A study conducted by Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Stephanie L. Geller of Johns Hopkins University, showed that in 2010 the non-profit sector had a total of 10.7 million paid workers [*.pdf] coming close to other industries, such as manufacturing at 11.5 million workers. [...]