Independent Bank supports the growth of businesses in its local communities through SBA lending. In 2011, the SBA announced a proposal to change its definition of small business” to include larger companies, thereby allowing 9,450 additional businesses to become eligible for a federal small business contract. SBA’s resource partner network, including 63 SBDCs with over 900 outreach locations, over 100 WBCs, and 11,000 SCORE volunteers nationwide, along with online training, assists more than one million business owners and entrepreneurs each year.
But it’s not all classroom learning as you will be exposed to stories of challenges faced by prominent business owners. Good research gives a business the information it needs to identify and reach a target market at a price customers are willing to pay.
Government Contracting/BD helps enhance the effectiveness of small business programs by working with Government Contracting and Business Development (GC/BD) program offices and others to develop policies, regulations, and statutory changes. This list features information about the grantees of the Small Business Teaming Pilot Program.
Our SBA Business Development Officers have broad and diverse industry experience building relationships with small businesses. The Administration also provided help to small businesses to obtain government contracts and provided management consulting and technical assistance.
The Small Business Summit included workshops, panels discussions, networking, and a matchmaker session where over 105 attendees were matched to 13 agencies. If you’re paying your income taxes on business profits through estimated taxes, you have two more times to get it right for 2017: September 15, 2017, and January 16, 2018.