Policy News – January 13, 2021

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching Ascent, a new, free online digital learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses. The program will advise on preparing and recovering from disasters, strategic marketing and...

Industry News – January 13, 2021

Second Round of the PPP Is Open The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) this week, providing critical relief to Mainstreet businesses nationwide. To promote access to capital and equitable...

Industry News – January 6, 2021

Here’s What The New Round Of PPP Loans Means For Black-Owned Businesses Only 2% of Black-owned businesses received loans as part of the CARES Act, that’s funded 4.9 million loans totaling more than $521 billion. The application process was run through commercial...

Policy News – January 6, 2021

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced grant funding will be given to the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) to expand the footprint of Women’s Business Centers (WBC) across the country. AWBC will launch 20 new WBCs to serve rural,...

Policy News – December 16, 2020

While legislators avoided a shutdown last week, another round of negotiations is needed to keep the government open past Friday at midnight. Congress is getting closer to a reported $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill. Lawmakers are expected to announce the deal today...