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The SBA is now on Instagram - @SBAgov

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Cybersecurity tips for small businesses Twitter chat on October twenty-second at twelve pm Eastern time. Hashtag #SBAchat.


In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, join us (@SBAgov) and industry experts for a Twitter chat on how to protect your business from cyber threats. We’ll be sharing tips and resources to help keep your business safe. Follow along/join the conversation with the hashtag #SBAchat.

Tuesday, October 22
12:00 pm ET | 9:00 am PT

Lesme Romero, owner of Lexington Pasta and Pasta Garage

Get Inspired: Small Business Success Story

Lesme Romero, owner of Lexington Pasta and Pasta Garage, is living the American dream. He moved to the United States from Venezuela to attend college, where he met Reinaldo Gonzalez. The two had similar backgrounds and shared a passion for cooking, often making pasta together.

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Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones were created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to stimulate economic development and job creation, by incentivizing long-term investments in low-income neighborhoods. They are proving to be a magnet for small business creation and growth. Check out the new Opportunity Zones website for additional information.

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SBA Small Business Lending Reflects Strong Economic Trends

The SBA announced FY19 lending numbers showing that it guaranteed over $28 billion to entrepreneurs that otherwise would not have access to capital to start, grow, or expand their small businesses. “A strong economy is powering America’s 30 million small businesses, and the SBA’s FY19 numbers bear that out,” SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton said. 

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Family-Friendly Franchise Businesses

If you invest in a business of your own, and it’s a business your family can get involved in, you may be able to secure their future along with your own. How good would that feel? In this post, I’m going to give a few examples of franchise opportunity types that make good family businesses, so you can start your search for a franchise you can include your family in.

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