SBA Columbus District Office News: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Resources for Small Businesswomen, Cybersecurity Tips, Upcoming Events!

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SBA Columbus Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Special Spanish Language Events from SBA Columbus and its Partners:

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Administre su EIDL

Manage your EIDL -- Spanish Language Event:


Learn how to monitor the status of your EIDL for COVID-19, request administrative action, and make payments. Event will be in Spanish.

Acerca de este evento:

¿Recibió un préstamo COVID EIDL para su empresa pequeña durante la pandemia? El primer pago de su préstamo COVID EIDL se acerca rápidamente.

Aprenda como administrar su préstamo COVID EIDL

Durante el taller se presenta:

  • Portal de Capital Access Financial System (CAFS)
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  • Monitorear su balance del préstamo
  • Cómo establecer pagos automáticos
  • Recursos de asistencia
  • Cómo hacer pagos y mantener su cuenta COVID EIDL


Inicie su negocio: Opciones de financiamiento

Start Your Business: Financing Options – Spanish Language Event:


This series is designed to help people who want to start, expand or grow their business. Financing Options – Review the various options for obtaining financing for your business. Event will be in Spanish.

Acerca de este evento:

La Agencia Federal para Pequeños negocios, juntos con La red de mentores empresariales (SCORE, por sus siglas en ingles), El centro de desarrollo de pequeñas empresas (SBDC, por sus siglas en ingles) la cámara de comercio hispana de Illinois y Allies for Community Business, le presenta una serie de cinco talleres llamados "Inicie su negocio". Esta serie está diseñada para ayudar a las personas que desean iniciar, expandir o hacer crecer su negocio.


SBA Resources for America’s Small Businesswomen

national small businesswomen's month

It is difficult to overstate the impact that women entrepreneurs have had on the U.S. economy during the last 50 years. In 1972, there were a little over 400,000 women-owned businesses across the country. As of today, that number exceeds 13 million. How we got to this milestone should come as no surprise. Women entrepreneurs are resilient, creative, and opportunistic --qualities they have used to leave their mark on every industry from health care and social assistance to retail trade. October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of America’s women entrepreneurs. 

Learn More


Tips to Help Keep Your Small Business Cyber-Safe:

Cybercriminals Pose a Unique Risk to Small Businesses Across the U.S.:

Is Your Business Ready for Them?

cybersecurity tips

The internet has become an invaluable tool for small businesses, opening the door to a wide range of previously unheard-of possibilities. Unfortunately, as e-commerce continues to grow, so does the number of bad actors looking to exploit hard working entrepreneurs. Cybercrime is on the rise. According to RiskRecon, data breaches at small businesses globally in 2020 and 2021 increased by 152% when compared to the previous two years.

Cyberattacks cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars each year, and new threats emerge every day. Whether due to lack of time, funding, or other resources, small business owners are in a uniquely vulnerable position. 

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Featured Upcoming Events from the SBA Columbus District Office and its Resource Partners:

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Making Things Happen!

Central Ohio Small Business Resource Fair

Thursday, October 13: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

In Person! 

ECDI 1655 Old Leonard Avenue

Columbus, OH 43219

Join ECDI, with SBA Columbus participating, for the Central Ohio Small Business Resource Fair. This event is jam packed with a vendor expo of entrepreneurial support services, networking opportunities, rapid fire workshops and more. Resource Fairs in past years have drawn more than 200 entrepreneurs, so don't miss out! All types of local entrepreneurial resource partners will on-site to help you with your business needs. From government agencies, to nonprofits to banks and more!

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SBA Columbus and ECDI Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 26: 11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM EDT


Meet one on one with small business experts:

  • Thalia Amador Lastra, Economic Development Specialist, US Small Business Administration
  • Kulay Mah-Brown, BIIC Navigator, ECDI



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Veteran Job & Resource Fair: Hire an Ohio Hero #VetBiz


In Person! 

2825 W. Dublin Granville Road, Beightler Armory

ColumbusOH 43235

For Veterans Seeking Employment:

From the SBA Columbus and Cleveland District Offices and the Ohio Department of Transportation: This event is free and open to all Veteran job seekers in Ohio. If you are looking to start your own business, a different career path, or better opportunity this job and resource fair is for you! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk to professionals from a wide range of career paths. Please come prepared with multiple copies of your resume, a notepad and pen, and your elevator pitch on why you are the ideal candidate.

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