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Sandy Update: SBA Coordinating With Our Federal Partners

Federal response teams are already providing assistance to affected communities. SBA is closely coordinating with our federal partners, including FEMA, to share information in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Sandy Response

SBA plays an important role in disaster recovery efforts for businesses and homeowners by providing low-interest loans to rebuild and recover. If you have been affected by Sandy, please visit to learn more and apply.

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IRS Provides Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Following recent disaster declarations for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced that affected taxpayers in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York will receive tax relief. Other locations may be added in coming days based on additional damage assessments by FEMA.

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Register Now for Free Winter Weather Preparedness Webinar

As we look ahead to the Winter Weather Season, now is the time to prepare for the threats posed by colder temperatures and frozen precipitation. Join the SBA and co-sponsor Agility Recovery as we share the long range winter weather forecast for our nation, as well as practical, applicable tips and best practices to mitigate the risks posed by winter weather.

  • November 13, 2012
  • 2pm ET

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Join SBA and Microsoft in Portland, Oregon for a Tweetup

Microsoft and the U.S. Small Business Administration are teaming up to host a Tweetup for Portland, Oregon area small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn about business resources in the community on November 13. The free event is open to mom-and-pops, tech startups, and everything in between- just bring your tweeting (or other social media) skills.

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6 Steps to Assess Your Small Business’ Readiness to Export

Is your small business interested in exporting? There are important considerations to bear in mind. Is your product marketable overseas? Can your business tolerate the benefits versus the trade-offs? To help assess your exporting readiness, consider these factors.

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How to Avoid Losing Money on Your Next Coupon Campaign

Coupons have their place for many businesses, but they also have the potential to attract the wrong kind of buyer. So when is couponing right for your business? How can you protect yourself against extreme couponing? Here are a few simple guidelines that can help protect your business.

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