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|May 13, 2021||SBA Chief Guzman Sued as New Restaurant Fund Numbers Are Unveiled||
Isabella Guzman, the administrator of the Small Business Administration, is targeted by a lawsuit from a conservative group over a 21-day exclusive period for disadvantaged businesses in the new Re ...Read more
|May 7, 2021||Are Authorities Doing Enough to Prevent DBE Fraud?||
Last month, an investigation by Boston’s local National Public Radio affiliate GBH uncovered fraud by Gilbane / Hunt, the construction manager of a minor league baseball park in Worcester, Massac ...Read more
|May 5, 2021||City of Birmingham looking for M/WBE disparity study feedback|
|April 30, 2021||Baltimore City Considers New M/WBE Bills||
A package of three bills is being considered for introduction by the Baltimore City Council in hopes of improving the inclusion of minority- and women-owned businesses in City procurement. An aud ...Read more
|April 23, 2021||Kamala Harris is Quietly Pushing Loans for Small & Diverse Businesses||
Over the course of President Joe Biden’s election campaign, he repeatedly promised to put minority and women-owned businesses at the forefront of his recovery agenda. As we have ...Read more
|April 20, 2021||Black-Owned Businesses Awarded Less than 1% of North Carolina's $9.9B Public Works Contracts||
North Carolina has announced the results of their first disparity study in over a decade. It reveals that only about 1 percent of North Carolina public works contracts have been awarded to black-ow ...Read more
|April 16, 2021||Federal Railroad Agency to Conduct First Nationwide M/WBE Disparity Study||
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will be running a disparity study on small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses to better understand whether or not firms applying for subcontracts ...Read more
|March 19, 2021||Small Business Environment More Healthy Despite Slowing Gains||
A popular metric for the small business ecosystem, the Small Business Index by MetLife and the US Chamber of Commerce, shows some improvement in the first quarter of 2021.
The index for this ...Read more
|March 10, 2021||Uncertainty as PPP Gets Cash Injections Despite Looming Expiration Date||
The Payment Protection Program is still set to expire March 31st despite a new cash injection and more than $100 billion in still available funds.
Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) s ...Read more
|February 17, 2021||Virginia bill will aid MBE/WBE/SBE businesses||
A new bill supportive of Small Business Enteprises (SBEs), Minoirty Business Enteprises (MBEs), and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) is making its way through Virginia’s state legislative body.< ...Read more