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|December 1, 2020||Rep. Hollingsworth (R-Indiana) Introduces VETs Act to Help Veteran-Owned Businesses Thrive||
On Veterans Day, U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R-Indiana) introduced the Veteran Entrepreneurial Talents Act (VETs). The VETs Act raises the federal government contracting goal for servi ...Read more
|December 4, 2020||Congress Weighs Watered-Down Stimulus, as New PPP Failures Revealed||
This week, new flaws in the Payment Protection Program (PPP) have come to light thanks to a lawsuit forcing the Small Business Administration (SBA) to release troves of data on the program. Meanwhi ...Read more
|August 3, 2020||Small vet firms turn to crowdsourcing, while it’s unclear how much PPP money they’ve received||
The not-for-profit National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) has signed on to a virtual summit on crowdfunding small businesses. The foundation joins other leading organizations for vet ...Read more
|November 15, 2020||Puerto Rico: A HUBZone boost for a ravaged economy?||
The U.S. federal government’s updated rules for Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBzones) program could be a much-needed boon for Puerto Rico’s economy which has been devastated by H ...Read more
|August 14, 2020||August to Test Limits of Renters, Small Business Landlords||
As the rental crisis worsens and the coronavirus rages -- and federal unemployment checks phased out -- renting workers and small business landlords are both finding themselves without income or fe ...Read more
|September 30, 2020||Market Changes Bring Down Pay for Contractors, But Raise Costs of Doing Business||
Construction costs are down for the first time in a decade due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s cheaper now for companies and individuals to hire home remodelers, paving contractors, and many ot ...Read more
|December 3, 2020||Washington Insiders Took Full Advantage of PPP Loan Program||
Federal efforts to bail out small businesses have done a lot of good. But is everyone receiving funds actually a small business?
We are closer to answers now that the Treasury Department ...Read more
|October 3, 2020||Joe Biden’s $400 Billion Procurement Plan||
President-elect Joe Biden has just started rolling out announcements of key positions in his cabinet. While there is still no word on who will lead the Small Business Administration, his campaign m ...Read more
|November 18, 2020||National LGBT Chamber of Commerce Can Help Refine Your Business Pitches||
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is hosting regular virtual business meetings with LGBTQ business owners, allowing them to informally pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, giving LG ...Read more
|September 10, 2020||Oil Workers Strike it Rich - Report||
The North America’s Building Trade Unions (NABTU) released two reports in July showing a high degree of satisfaction among oil and natural gas construction workers.
Tradespeople working ...Read more