Industry News – November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018

SBA Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
This award honors small businesses that have provided the government and industry with outstanding goods and services as subcontractors. Find out how to nominate a small business.
Source: Small Business Administration

Why the Face of Women Entrepreneurship Is Finally Becoming a Lot Less White
Minority women control 44 percent of women-owned businesses in the United States, up from 20 percent in 1997, according to Census data.

Veterans Face New SMB Financing Challenges
Veteran Entrepreneurs are less likely than in previous years to obtain funding on favorable terms, such as lower rates. Factors affecting this group may include the relatively smaller sizes of veteran-owned businesses.

The Top Three Problems With Small Business Lending—and How To Fix Them
With increased competition ahead, banks have two choices to win new small business loans: offer better pricing or easier terms than competitors. However, both approaches could hurt bank returns and increase risk.
Source: BAI

Impact Investing: A Multitrillion-Dollar Market in the Making
Impact Investing’s biggest obstacle s remains the general belief that doing good with investments will almost always result in lower-than-market-rate returns.
Source: PitchBook