The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant initiative, launched under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, is a pilot grant program authorizing up to $90 million in grants to the states and U.S.
We get several calls a week from owners who tell us that they have been turned down for an S.B.A.
Utah Valley University business student entrepreneurs Dallas Robinson and Mike Buonomo, who started their growing lip-balm company Kisstixx with a small business loan, shared their story in a video for the National Small Business Week Video Contest and were one of the four winners selected by the U.S.
The Small Business Administration is looking for videos showing how its programs and services have helped small companies.
The Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs, or PRIME, distributed nearly $8 million in grants Sept.
The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program kicked off in February, with the goal of ensuring that federal agencies issue 5 percent of their prime contracts to businesses such as Bialek Environments that are owned by women.
At a hearing Tuesday, senators questioned the SBA over its claim that 22.7 percent of federal contract dollars went to small businesses in 2010.
So, what’s the best way to get a small-business loan in this economic environment?