Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day
Alan Ormsby, Utah AARP State Director
On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the Utah District of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP joined forces to provide age 50+ entrepreneurs with a roundtable/training session. SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" was available for mentoring and counseling.
For more than 70 million Americans over the age of 50, business ownership is a practical option. It can be a second career or a chance to leverage life experiences into an interesting and financially practical "encore" career.
SBA and AARP launched a strategic alliance to provide American entrepreneurs over the age of 50 with real-world, actionable information to start or grow a small business. Through this alliance, the two organizations have jointly committed to train 100,000 "encore entrepreneurs" over the next year.
U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Dollars in FY 2012 Reach Second Largest Total Ever:
$30.25 Billion Second Only to FY 2011
Washington - With loan volume steadily increasing for the past six quarters, the U.S. Small Business Administration's loan programs posted the second largest dollar volume ever in Fy 2012, supporting $30.25 billion in loans to small businesses. That amount was surpassed only by FY 2011, whick was heavily boosted by the loan incentives under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
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Big Changes to the SBA's 2013 Small Business Award Nomination Process
Nomination Guidelines - Coming Soon!
SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week include the following awards: (for public nominations)
- Small Business Person of the Year
- Phoenix Awards (for disaster recovery): Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery, and Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery.
- Federal Procurement Awards: Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year, Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors), and 8(a) Graduate of the Year.
- Awards to SBA Resource Partners: Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award, Women's Business Center of Excellence Award, and Veterans Business Development Center of the Year.
All nominations are due no later than January 3, 2013.
Additional details will be available soon in the 2013 Nomination Guidelines.
Questions - Please Contact Georgia Yoshida 801-524-3217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.