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SBA Underscores President’s Cybersecurity Plan with Resources for Small Business Owners

Cyber attacks against business and government seem to be unending, and recent hacks to Sony and Central Command have elevated our need to safeguard against potential threats to our online information, records and documents. SBA is here to help small businesses do just that.

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From the Administrator: Small Businesses Create 2 Million Jobs

Last week’s jobs report offered more evidence that our economy is gathering a head of steam as we ring in the New Year. We’re in the midst of 58 months of consecutive job growth – the longest streak on record since the mid-1990s. Check out more job insights from the SBA Administrator.

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Calling All Comments! Proposed Rule for Government Contracting

Are you a small business owner doing business with the government? The SBA recently published a proposed rule to implement Section 1651 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA), proposing to change several key areas that could impact you:

  • The performance requirements applicable to small business and socioeconomic program set aside contracts and small business subcontracting
  • The nonmanufacturer rule and affiliation rules
  • The performance requirements for joint ventures

Have comments? Visit the Federal Register online for information and to submit your comments by February 27, 2015.


5 Things to Know About Guaranteeing Your Company’s Debt

When your company needs financing, it may be difficult or impossible to obtain it unless you give your personal guarantee. This means if the company fails to pay its debt, you’re on the hook. Make sure you fully understand what you’re getting into before you sign on the dotted line.

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SBA Offers Online Training for HUBZone Status Protests

The SBA recently introduced another online training module to help small businesses and others to better understand the HUBZone program – which aims to help small firms in underserved communities gain access to federal contract opportunities – and HUBZone status protests. 

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5 Pillars of Small Business Success

What does it take for a small business to achieve success? Whether you’re already in business, or preparing to start a business, it takes hard work, tenacity and drive to achieve a high level of success.

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SHOP Marketplace Webinar Series

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a webinar series for small business employers, agents, brokers and other interested stakeholders, about important changes in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The webinar is every Tuesday, 2-3 PM ET from January 6 – February 24, 2015.

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Free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar covering healthcare reform and your small business hosted by SBA and Small Business Majority. Click to RSVP today

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars

SBA and Small Business Majority will host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. Join us Thursdays at 2 PM ET.

In addition, Spanish-speaking small employers throughout the country can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish on select Tuesdays at 4 PM ET


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