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Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: New Size Standards for Small Businesses
Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Management

Effective July 22, 2013, more than 17,000 firms not previously eligible for SBA benefits will qualify to receive Small Business Administration aid. That’s because SBA size standards have been adjusted to include more companies. The new rule is based on market shifts, including the average size of companies, within 70 industries.For some industries, the average annual revenue size standard was increased to $35.5 million from $7 million. Read more…

Webinar Alert: Give Me 5
Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Events
Webinar Alert: Give Me 5
27 June 2011

Did you know there is roughly $27 billion in contracts set aside specifically for women business owners? Thanks to the Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, which went into effect on February 4, women business owners have a greater chance to win government contracts. In fact, the Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy estimates that the program could benefit approximately 684,000 of these companies. American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) are offering a free, one-hour tutorial on Wednesday, June 29 to teach entrepreneurs how to market their companies to government agencies. Read more…

Training Alert: SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Tutorial
Events,Women In Business
forum.web.com
8 April 2011

Thanks to the Small Business Association’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, which went into effect on February 4th, women business owners have a greater chance to win government contracts; 684,000 women-owned businesses could potentially benefit. (Male-owned businesses are not exempt; they can take part by partnering with women-owned businesses. To help business owners take advantage of this growth opportunity, American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) are offering a free, one-hour tutorial on Thursday, April 14. Read more…

How to Take Advantage of the SBA’s Women’s Procurement Program
Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts, Women In Business
How to Take Advantage of the SBA's Women's Procurement Program
9 February 2011

Lourdes Martin-Rosa has over two decades of experience in helping small businesses navigate the government procurement landscape and serves as American Express OPEN Advisor on Government Contracting. She recently spoke to us about what the SBA’s Women’s Procurement Program, which took effect last week, could mean for women entrepreneurs. The SBA’s Women’s Procurement Program – which took effect on February 4 – is great news for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and will boost the federal government’s efforts to finally reach its procurement goal to award 5% of all contracts to WOSB. Read more…

A Business Owner Researches Financial Options to Expand
Entrepreneurship, Resources, Women In Business
A Business Owner Researches Financial Options to Expand
5 January 2010

Sometimes the most frustrating thing about being an entrepreneur is knowing exactly how much cash you need to have to expand. One would think that’s manna from heaven, knowing that if you were bringing in $4,000 more a month, you could expand your business enough to generate $12,000 more every month. The trouble is, where to get that cash from, especially if you have slow paying clients on the books or a lag time between when you make money and when you can actually spend it. Read more…

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