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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 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 18, 2021||SBA to Launch Restaurant Revitalization Fund||
The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced on Saturday application requirements and eligibility guidelines for the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund signed into law as part of the ...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 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
|February 16, 2021||UPDATE: Biden’s Labor Secretary Pick Faces Legal Action Over Disparity Study||
UPDATE: The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA), the Greater Boston Latino Network (GBLN) and Amplify Latinx have filed a with the Department of Justice and the Department of Transporta ...Read more
|February 11, 2021||Data released on Birmingham’s M/WBE program, more plans in the works||
The City of Birmingham’s new initiative known as the Valuing Inclusion to Accelerate and Lift (or VITAL) has released its first report on local government diversity spending.
Between Ju ...Read more
|February 5, 2021||Black Businesses Deserve Another Stimulus this Black History Month||
Small business survivability rates are low across the board, but black-owned businesses are uniquely vulnerable to closure.
A whopping 80 percent of minority businesses shut down within t ...Read more