SBA District Office Newsletter | September 2020

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National Small Business Week

Congratulations to all our 2020 Small Business Week Winners in the San Antonio District!

Originally planned for May 2020, this year's Small Business Week Awards ceremony will take place virtually on Friday, September 25, beginning at 10:30 am. National Small Business Week local events recognize top entrepreneurs for their achievements, which includes those individuals and organizations who are champions for small business.

See all the winners!


National Preparedness Month

Small business owners are natural planners. You know exactly how you want your business to look six months or a year from now, and you work hard toward your goals every day. Unfortunately, sometimes things may happen that are out of your control – but there are ways you can prepare your business disasters. 

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote disaster preparedness for communities, individuals, and businesses. This year’s theme is, “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make your Plan Today.”  

Disaster Prep 202 Video

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. The observance was born in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week. Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded it to a monthlong celebration, stretching from September 15 to October 15.

Did You Know?  60.6 million

The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2019, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority. Hispanics constituted 18.5% of the nation’s total population.


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Small Businesses Received Historic $132.9 Billion in Federal Contracts in New FY19 Procurement Scorecard; Women-Owned Contracting Goal Met For the Second Time in Scorecard History. 

The federal government also added a record-breaking one million jobs to the American economy with $132.9 billion in prime contract dollars awarded to small businesses and $90.7 billion in subcontracts awarded.  Overall, the federal government earned an “A” on this year’s government-wide Scorecard.

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Happy National PTAC Day, September 16, 2020

PTACs provide assistance to small business owners to expand their business into federal, state, regional, county, and local markets with government agencies, and military installations. PTAC staff provides advising, training, and networking opportunities through specialized classes, monthly networking meetings, matchmaking events, and one-on-one assistance.

Find your local PTAC!

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Helping Minorities Succeed Against All Odds via Capital, Connections and Mentoring

Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners can significantly boost the U.S. economy. However, many have to overcome challenges including inadequate access to capital among other barriers. 

Eliminating obstacles that hinder the progress, growth, and success of these small businesses is an imperative that can drive innovation, create jobs, and grow our nation’s economy.

 

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La estructura de los negocios:

qué es lo que mejor funciona para ti

Cuando se inicia un nuevo negocio, una de las primeras decisiones que hay que tomar es cómo estructurar la empresa. Esta elección puede ser fundamental para la salud futura de su negocio. Tomarse el tiempo necesario para considerar los pros y los contras de cada posible estructura probablemente le ahorrará muchos dolores de cabeza en el futuro. En ciertos casos, puede significar la diferencia entre el éxito o el fracaso de su negocio.

 

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"Like the dreams of successful entrepreneurs, the birth of America began as an idea stirring in the minds of our founding fathers.  They were seeking freedom and the opportunity to forge their own path and to create their own destiny.  On Independence Day we celebrate their sacrifice and determination to build a unique country where people have the right to pursue happiness and live the American dream of owning their own business." - Justin Crossie, Region VI Administrator