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Policy News – January 10, 2020

Policy News – January 10, 2020

U.S. trade officials will hear testimony from tech, apparel, wine and other industries on the Trump administration's proposed retaliatory tariffs, which could include 100 percent tariffs on $2.4 billion worth of French products. This action is a response to France's...

Policy News – December 4, 2019

Policy News – December 4, 2019

On December 10, the House Committee on Small Business will meet on the United States Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504/CDC Loan Program. The hearing will offer Members of the Subcommittee the opportunity to hear directly from program participants....

Policy News – November 20, 2019

Policy News – November 20, 2019

The Small Business Administration has issued a direct final rule that will allow governors to petition the SBA’s Administrator to designate HUBZone status to certain rural areas. Tomorrow, the House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing titled “An...

Policy News – November 13, 2019

Policy News – November 13, 2019

With just 9 days until the November 21st government funding deadline, top lawmakers are attempting to cobble together a short-term fix to keep the government open for a few more weeks. Due to the mass focus on impeachment, reaching a funding agreement has been a...

Policy News – November 6, 2019

Policy News – November 6, 2019

Yesterday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) held a press call urging the Senate to take up election security measures. This week both Chambers of Congress and the Trump Administration continues to work toward securing a bipartisan...

Policy News – October 30, 2019

Policy News – October 30, 2019

On Monday, the House passed 5 financial services bills that will protect investors and help startups finance their operations, as well as require the Consumer Bureau to conduct research on the challenges of unbanked and underbanked consumers, close loopholes in and...

Policy News – October 22, 2019

Policy News – October 22, 2019

It has been a big week for small businesses, as the House passed four bills that will improve programs within the Small Business Administration. H.R. 4405 – Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act of 2019, legislation that will modernize and improve the Women’s...

Policy News – October 16, 2019

Policy News – October 16, 2019

As talks over the USMCA trade deal are still underway, the National Association of Manufacturers and 350 other business groups and companies are sending every member of Congress a letter urging them to approve the deal. House Democrats will continue to negotiate trade...

Policy News – October 9, 2019

Policy News – October 9, 2019

On Monday, the House and Senate began a 2-week recess. Business will resume on October 15th. New business will include: Bills of Interest Representative Grace Meng (D-NY-6) introduced H.R.4569 a bill to reauthorize the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business...

Policy News – October 2, 2019

Policy News – October 2, 2019

On Monday, the House and Senate began a 2-week recess, with the exception of limited committee proceedings. Business will resume on October 15th.   Committee Proceedings Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Tomorrow, the committee will hold...

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Industry News – March 25, 2020

Small Business Administration: $50B Coronavirus Lifeline 'Already Starting to Be Approved' President Trump recently stated that the SBA would serve as a clearing house for “up to $50 billion” in available loans to help struggling small businesses weather the coming...

Industry News – March 19, 2020

Square Receives Conditional Approval of FDIC Insurance Yesterday the FDIC Board voted to conditionally approve Square’s application for deposit insurance related to its Industrial Loan Company (ILC) bank charter. Square has also received charter approval from the Utah...

Industry News – March 12, 2020

Small Businesses Face Coronavirus Hurdles Everyone is feeling the effects of COVID-19 but small business owners across the country are feeling the biggest impact in their bank accounts, laving many to wonder if they can weather the economic storm. Source: Forbes...

Industry News – March 4, 2020

Stanford University Study Shows Latinos Are Opening More Small Businesses Than Anyone in the U.S. Latinos are quickly rising in the ranks of business owners in the United States. In Nashville, TN, it is estimated that there are over 1,500 Hispanic businesses. Source:...

Industry News – February 26, 2020

A Fresh Start for Returning Citizens New Jersey Public Library’s kicked off their Fresh Start @ Your Library. It is a statewide plan that offers library services, resources, and referrals to other community resources, agencies and groups, for citizens returning to...

Industry News – February 21, 2020

Program Empowers Aspiring Black Entrepreneurs Cornell’s Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET) club is aiming to connect their members with successful alumni who can offer invaluable knowledge on their future startup goals. Source: Cornell Chronicle     ...

Industry News – February 12, 2020

How Micro-Internships Can Help Underserved Students And Your Business Investor Jeffrey Moss created an organization dedicated to giving students from underserved backgrounds an opportunity to distinguish themselves for positions after graduation. Source: Forbes  ...

Industry News – February 6, 2020

Brooklyn-Based Coworking Model Is Stemming the Tide of Displacement for Small Businesses BKLYN Commons is championing local small businesses by combating economic displacement through curated programming, community outreach, and affordable commercial leasing. Source:...

Industry News – January 30, 2020

Kresge Foundation Releases RFI on Capital Solutions for Economic Mobility The Kresge Foundation issued an RFI to explore the current and unmet demand for forms of capital to support social and economic mobility through workforce development and minority...

Industry News – January 23, 2020

These City Programs Are Giving Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Access to Capital Entrepreneurs in Minneapolis, Atlanta, and New York now have an opportunity to earn funding as these cities make efforts to close funding gaps for minorities and women-owned...