Alabama District Office News: July

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Alabama District Office  - July 2020

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Happy Independence Day

Although the first half of this year has presented many challenges for our nation, let us unite in the goal of rebuilding our economy and strengthening the small business community.

We hope this upcoming holiday weekend will offer moments of relaxation and enjoyment with your families as we reflect on the freedoms fought for by the brave defenders of our great nation. While doing so, please stay safe by following your local government regulations and practicing safe social distancing and preventive health measures.

Enjoy a safe and Happy 4th of July!

SBA News: 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

COVID-19 Funding Options 


The most up-to-date information on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and EIDL Advance, as well as small business resources to help you through COVID-19 here:

EIDL/EIDL Advance Loan For Agricultural Businesses

SBA COVID-19 Relief Loan Options

COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Resources

Find a Lender

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WOSB Ready, Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program, Certification changes

Change is Coming to the WOSB Program: July 15, 2020 

Starting on July 15, 2020, the certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) will begin to change as SBA implements Congress’ changes to the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSB Federal Contracting Program), as put forth in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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USMCA is More Business for Small Business 

On July 1, 2020, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force officially replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Learn what this means for your small business

Learn More

Upcoming Events


Monthly SBA Certification Seminar 

Don't let the global crisis caused by COVID-19 stop you from maximizing your opportunities as a small business. Learn how you can become a federal contractor with the largest purchaser of good and services as your customer. 

Join the Alabama District Office for an online learning session, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM CST

Register Now

WBC: B2B Selling During & After COVID

Pandemic Pivoting: B2B Selling During & After COVID

Join us and learn more about how to build influence during and after COVID-19. Geared towards business to business (B2B) selling, such as consulting, insurance, and anywhere you need to drive influence that gets you results.


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Starting or Growing a Veteran-Owned Small Business?

Are you a newly retired service member looking to transition to entrepreneurship? Boots to Business (B2B) | Reboot is just for you. Join this free entrepreneurial education and training program to help you launch your dream!


14 July 2020 0800 - 1200 Modules 1 - 4

15 July 2020 0800 - 1200 Modules 5-8 

Register Now!

WBC Event

Credit Scores & Reports 

Before you can get business credit, you need to have your personal credit in good condition. In this personal finance workshop, participants will learn what a credit score is, its importance, and how to read a credit report. You will also learn the tools to maintain a healthy credit score and repair bad credit. 

Join us for an interactive and informative workshop!

Spacing is limited, Register Today!

Spotlight on Small Business Success 


Baking People Happy 

Selected as the 2019 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year by the Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship, Joshua Wortham, owner of Peaceful Pastries and Sweets, took adversity and turned his passion into a money making opportunity to "bake people happy" 

Read about how the SBA helped him start and grow his business. 

Full Story Here


How Are We Doing?

Do you have three minutes? Take SBA’s Customer Experience Feedback Survey to help us better serve you. Your feedback is valuable and will help us better determine how we can improve our services. This survey is intended for current and prospective small business owners who have interacted with an SBA office. All responses are anonymous. Thank you in advance for your time.

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