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Do I Qualify for Government Contracts?

Federal Contracting Webinar

Are you interested in pursuing federal contracting, but don't know if it is right for you?

Ask yourself:

1.Is the federal government buying what I'm selling?

2.What is my NAICS code?

3.How can I determine who's buying my product?

4.Where do I start?

Join Angela Brewer, Business Opportunity Specialist for the SBA South Carolina District Office, for an hour long webinar to determine if federal contracting will work for you. This is a great preliminary webinar for the 8(a) Business Development Program webinar.

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 9:00am EDT


Information Corner

Hurricane Michael Recovery. You may be eligible for low interest loans from SBA.

Deadline Approaching in South Carolina for SBA Working Capital Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 23 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in South Carolina as a result of Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10-11, 2018.

The SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter in South Carolina.

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers.

The loans are for working capital and can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 3.675 percent for eligible small businesses and 2.5 percent for nonprofit organizations, and terms up to 30 years.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than July 23, 2019.

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