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Photos of people with the following text, SBA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month on October 28

Join the SBA on October 28, 2021 for an online panel discussion with disabled-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA economic aid to pivot during the pandemic. Learn more about SBA resources to help entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace, receive counseling, and launch or expand businesses. Also, learn more about disability inclusion and discovering untapped sources of talent.


Illustration of a calendar with the following text, Save the date, National Veterans Small Business Week, November 1-5, 2021


Save the date! National Veterans Small Business Week will take place November 1-5, 2021. During the week, the SBA and its extensive partner network will celebrate the strength and resilience of the veteran business community by hosting events across the country and sharing information about the resources available to veteran entrepreneurs.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month


In case you missed it! SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman led a discussion with Hispanic business owners about how they have successfully pivoted throughout the pandemic to adapt to a rapidly shifting environment in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. The virtual event also included a candid discussion with SBA Associate Administrators Bibi Hidalgo and Mark Madrid and Hispanic business leader Ana Valdez, executive president of The Latino Donor Collaborative, about the state of Hispanic entrepreneurship in the United States.


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The SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute have teamed up to provide small business owners with a series of webinars that will cover resources to help small businesses grow and thrive. Join us for the next session on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET: Resources and Relief for Your Small Business - Veterans

During this webinar, you will:

  • Learn more about COVID EIDL and how you can take advantage before December 31, 2021
  • Discover tools and resources you can use to start and grow your business
  • Have your questions answered by SBA leadership and small business experts
  • Learn how you can become a vaccine leader in your community
  • Get an update regarding programs and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration




COVID EIDL Applicants: Join SBA's COVID EIDL Application Completion Office Hours on October 20 for information about the application process and get your questions answered to apply for COVID EIDL funds. For more information about COVID EIDL, visit the SBA website.

  • Wednesday, October 20 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET Join here

Illustration of a laptop computer with the following text, WOSB Federal Contracting Program


Are you a woman-owned small business interested in growing your business through federal contracting? Check out the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program.

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Illustration of a laptop with text that includes, PPP Forgiveness Portal


Paycheck Protection Program borrowers: If your loan is $150,000 or less, you may be eligible to apply for direct forgiveness through SBA using our online portal. Follow the steps below.

  1. Find out if your lender is participating. 
  2. Watch a video about how to use the portal.
  3. Apply for forgiveness.

For additional information, visit the SBA website.

Text: Help businesses fully reopen. Get vaccinated. Find vaccines near you at vaccines.gov. Illustration: businesses on main street


Thanks to vaccines, small businesses across America have opened back up. Keep the momentum going by getting vaccinated. Find a vaccine provider near you

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