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Elevating Small Business Series on June 24 at 1 pm EDT

Join the SBA on June 24 for an online panel discussion with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA’s economic aid to pivot during the pandemic. You will also learn about the SBA resources available to help entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace: launch or expand businesses; receive counseling; funding opportunities; and help to recover or rebuild from disasters

The event will be moderated by Julie Verratti, Associate Administrator for the SBA’s Office of Field Operations. In addition, there will be participation from Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

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This virtual interactive conference will feature experts including U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Senior Leadership, HHS Heads of Contracting Activity, HHS Small Business Specialists, SBA Regional Offices, Small Business Resource Partners, Large Prime Contractors, and Small Businesses from across the nation

From interactive segments on small business development to the nuts and bolts of grant procurement, get access to insider knowledge directly from experts at every step of the entrepreneurial journey

What will you find at this free, small business conference?

  • A completely virtual, simulated conference accessed from the comfort of your home or office
  • A fun, high-energy, and collaborative environment
  • Business-critical keynote presentations from incredible speakers to drive immediate action and business growth
  • Virtual webinars, panel discussions and workshops delivered by government and industry experts
  • An opportunity to meet one on one with HHS representatives, prime contractors and financial institutions in the virtual exhibit hall
  • eMatchmaking opportunities with federal government and commercial organizations looking for your capabilities


Social Media Day, June 30, 2021

Social Media Day

Celebrate Social Media Day by ramping up your business’s social media strategy.  Marketing your small business is the first step toward growing it. Next on the list is gaining repeat customers and cultivating customer loyalty.  An effective social media strategy is essential to these efforts

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June 2021

President Biden announced a National Month of Action to mobilize an all-of-America sprint to get of as many U.S. adults as possible at least one shot by July 4th, so that more people can get the protection they need to be safe from a pandemic that has taken the lives of nearly 600,000 Americans

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SBA and PPSI Educational Webinar Series, Getting Back on Track: Help is Here

Getting Back on Track

June 3-August 5

The Small Business Administration and Public Private Strategies Institute are hosting several webinars to help you get your business back on track

  • Hear about what steps you can take now to learn and take advantage of new and existing programs that are available at the SBA
  • Get an update regarding programs and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration
  • Have your questions answered by SBA Leadership and small business experts
  • Learn how you can become a vaccine leader in your community
  • Discover tools and resources you can use to take your business digital

These sessions are open to any small business owner and leader. They are divided geographically by SBA regions and feature guest speakers from the corresponding areas. However, the majority of the information pertains to a national audience, so you may register for a webinar outside your location

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Celebrate Small Businesses

National Small Business Week 

Virtual Summit

September 13–15

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others who support entrepreneurship from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories

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Programs & Resources


Sixth Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, Debuts SBIR Catalyst to Award over $5 Million in Prizes

The SBA seeks proposals from the nation’s innovation-focused entrepreneur support organizations that outline programs to speed the launch, growth, and scale of deep-tech small businesses across the country. Applicants should submit a 12-slide deck and a 90-second video, addressing the relevant elements of one of the following tracks, by no later than 4:00 EDT on July 2nd

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Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training to Veteran Entrepreneurs

The SBA announced that non-profit organizations and private sector firms are now eligible to compete for funding of up to $500,000 to deliver federal procurement training to veteran and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs. The application period ends July 12

SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development will host a conference call on Tuesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. EDT to answer questions related to the Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program

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Community Navigator

Community Navigator Pilot Program

Through the Community Navigator Pilot Program, SBA will engage with states, local governments, SBA resource partners, and other organizations in targeted outreach for small businesses underserved communities.  The pilot is a $100 million grant program enacted through the American Rescue Plan Act, which will provide counseling, networking and the assistance needed during this time of economic recovery to the nation’s smallest businesses

Competitive grant awards will range from $1 million to $5 million for a two-year performance period. Applicants have until July 12 to submit their applications at

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Federal Coronavirus Resources

State, local, and federal agencies are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Check out for updates from the White House's COVID-19 Task Force. Go to for detailed information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Visit, the official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grant


The SBA is currently accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. To submit an application, visit

For detailed information on SBA’s COVID-19 economic relief programs for small businesses and other eligible entities, visit and (en Español)


COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue

For more information see the website COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (

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