Small Business Week

Despite the challenging economic trials that small businesses are facing with the coronavirus shutdowns and other government restrictions, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is still trying to help small businesses succeed. Next week, September 22 – 24, the agency will sponsor its annual National Small Business Week Conference. The 2020 event however, will be…

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SBA Nominations Due Monday

In the wake of the government shutdown last month, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has extended the deadline for the 2019 National Small Business Week Awards nominations until next Monday. All nominations packages must be hand delivered to the nearest SBA Office as they must be submitted by 3:00 EST on Monday, February 4, 2019. …

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Miscellaneous

We noted that the Small Business Administration in conjunction with the SCORE Association will be hosting a virtual conference to celebrate small business week on May 1 through May 3. The array of webinars available, all of which are free and open to the public, can be accessed here. And finally, the monthly Miller Pulse…

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At the Federal Level

With Congress still on its “spring break”, it has been relatively quiet from a legislative and regulatory perspective at the federal level, but we noted a few items we wanted to apprise our readers of. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is celebrating Small Business Week the week after next, April 30 – May 5 with…

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Perez Wants Minimum Wage Hike And Then Some

Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez made headlines over the past week on two different occasions and with two different issues.  First, he joined activists, elected officials and others to endorse legislation that was newly introduced by Washington Senator Patty Murray and Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott.  The so-called “Raise the Wage Act” would increase the…

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