Access to credit continues to bedevil too many U. Eighty percent of small business loan applications are rejected, according to some industry estimates, and more applications than we can count are never filed because of the difficulty of getting an appointment with a loan officer. There’s a hunger among entrepreneurs to find financing to get their business off the ground or take the next big step in their expansion plan. Across the country, thousands of small business owners pound the pavement every day looking for term loans, equipment financing, lines of credit, invoice financing, and real estate loans to help them hire and grow. But too often, they’re wasting time they don’t have cold-calling and door-knocking their way to a lucky break. It shouldn’t be this way. If you have a bankable business idea backed by good credit and sound financial planning, you shouldn’t have to go begging to borrow. Technology can help us address this problem.
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The event had several breakout learning sessions, golf tournament, annual small business awards banquet and other keynote presentations. With the high unemployment and other economic development issues, the Navajo Nation is encouraging opportunities for entrepreneurship and small business development. It was the first time that the Navajo Nation experienced this type of event and it did require more information sessions and outreach to make it a success.
Salute to Small Business procurement event matching small businesses with major corporations, government agencies, service providers and business experts. Do business with matchmaker participants like Boeing, Michelin, BMW, Palmetto Health, MUSC, Fort Jackson, Shaw Air Force Base, SC Department of Transportation, US Department of Transportation and more.
Business Matchmaking has enabled more than 88, small business sales appointments resulting in billions of dollars in contracts granted. Participating firms will be personally processed to prepare for meetings with key buyers from federal, state and local government agencies and major corporations. The program unites education, training, counseling, key resources, tools and special relationships with thousands of procurement representatives from the public and private sector.
In the past ten years, we have enabled over 88, meetings between small business sellers and buyers from federal, state and local government agencies and Fortune corporations, resulting in several billions of contracts granted. Individual business counseling provided by SCORE, Small Business Development Centers and other resource partners Customized matching for small businesses with appropriate procurement representatives based on products and services Exhibits and networking with regional small business resources including: Access to Capital, SBA loans, federal qualification requirements, women, veteran and minority business tools, certifications, etc.
Access to representatives from private sector co-sponsors for information about small business selling opportunities and special programs Here is what people are saying about the Business Matchmaking event: It helps us sell and it helps us fulfill our supplier diversity commitment. Clearly, the most professional and effective game in town. We have increased our participation accordingly.
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Leave a comment Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration introduced a new training course for small businesses this week. The 8 a Business Development program is one of the best tools the government has to ensure that more small disadvantaged businesses can compete and win contracts in federal, state and local procurement markets. The four-part training program aims to inform, educate and engage qualified small contractors in the 8 a program.
The first, called Setting Expectations, sets the tone for the course and provides an overview of the 8 a program.
Morgan attended DyNet, a SBA matchmaking event, in and made contact with the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Morgan knew this was an .
Chamber of Commerce and HP , is designed to provide small businesses across the country with networking and contract opportunities. The Business Matchmaking program is the largest national small business initiative in the history of the federal agency. SBA Administrator Hector Barreto said the matchmaking program is one of a kind, designed to bring small businesses and public and private organizations together for the specific purpose of awarding procurement contracts. Chamber of Commerce vice president, said the opportunities for women- and minority-owned businesses are enormous.
Harry Alford, NBCC president and chief executive officer, said the group is excited about making the matchmaking initiative part of its convention. Small businesses represent nearly 98 percent of the more than 1. Hundreds of thousands of small businesses throughout the region have a significant impact on the economy and would benefit from participating in the event. A good example of Business Matchmaking‘s success resulted from the Midwest event held last month in Chicago.
At the Birmingham event, small business representatives will meet with buying representatives from government agencies and large corporations through pre-scheduled, individual appointments.
The matchmaking events will help provide small businesses with the tools and resources needed to become effective suppliers and connect with federal and commercial supply chain opportunities. The American Supplier Initiative exists to help our nation’s small businesses find their footing in these supply chains. The American Supplier Initiative is a call-to-action to the private sector to invest in their supply chains through small businesses. The initiative aims to address four key areas in which small businesses need help in order to become successful suppliers in the private sector:
Hosted by: SBA, Lone Star College SBDC & Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce. WHO: Lenders will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding options. WHAT: A one-stop forum for business owners and entrepreneurs to review financing needs with multiple lenders in one-on-one 15 min. sessions (speed dating format).
The MCSB’s role is to serve as a catalyst for creating an entrepreneurial culture while inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. Bruce was honored to have his family and coworkers attend the event and be a part of the celebration. According to attendees, it was a most impressive affair with over entrepreneurs and guests present.
The company has state-of-the-art facilities, with storage on-site capability of over one million gallons of product. The company-owned fleet of trucks, tanker trailers and vans provides dependable, on-time delivery of drums, totes and bulk quantities to their customers. We look forward to the upcoming event. This year, we are especially honored to announce that The Federal Reserve Bank is now an Educational Partner, with a host of benefits for participating Veterans that go along with that role.
The Federal Reserve Bank has also committed to hosting the event in Chicago, for which planning has already begun. As Administrator of the SBA, McMahon will direct a federal agency with more than 2, full-time employees, with a leading role in helping small business owners and entrepreneurs secure financing, technical assistance and training, and federal contracts. SBA also plays a leading role in disaster recovery by making low interest loans. Rockefeller, Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.
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SBA’s Matchmaking Program Heads South
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Eventbrite – [email protected] presents Small Business/Lender Matchmaking Event – Tuesday, May 15, at Leonel Castillo Community Center, Houston, TX. Find event and ticket information. Register to meet with local lenders (bilingual) to pitch your small business finance needs.
They give us the freedom to chart our own paths and live to our fullest potential. They are the engines of American job creation, creating the majority of our new jobs, and are the wellspring of American innovation. Small business owners shape the character of our Main Streets and are the pillars of our communities. Under President Obama, we at the U. SBA strives to be smart, bold and accessible: Looking back on the economic crisis the nation faced eight years ago, I am awed by the strides made by this Administration and proud of the role that the SBA team has played in supporting that progress.
When small firms needed increased earnings to thrive and grow, we worked with small businesses to help them win record-shattering levels of contracts.
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But, if you’re like most entrepreneurs we know, every week is small business week for you. Still, it might be a good week to regroup and make sure your company is doing all it can to keep your most influential customers happy. Sometimes, it’s easy for those relationships to get lost in the shuffle of your company’s daily business. Speaking of relationships, last week I interviewed a celebrity matchmaker of sorts.
SAN JUAN, PR– The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Puerto Rico Professional College of Engineers and Land Surveyors (CIAPR by its Spanish acronym) will conduct on Tuesday, May 10 their 11th Business Matchmaking Event, officially kicking-off Small Business Week on the island.
Small Business Administration will expand the American Supplier Initiative with matchmaking events that will be held throughout The matchmaking events will help provide small businesses with the tools and resources needed to become effective suppliers and connect with federal and commercial supply chain opportunities. The American Supplier Initiative is a call-to-action to the private sector to invest in their supply chains through small businesses.
The initiative aims to address four key areas in which small businesses need help in order to become successful suppliers in the private sector: The SBA is committed to helping small businesses identify new tools and resources to become part of these supply chains. Beginning in March, the American Supplier Initiative will host matchmaking events in several cities throughout the country. The matchmaking events will bring together corporate and federal buyers ready to meet with suppliers.
All events are free and open to the public. Twelve flagship events have been confirmed in the following cities: Additional matchmaking events in other cities will be announced throughout the year. In addition to matchmaking, each event will feature speakers, panels and other programs of interest to small business owners. For the latest schedule and to register to attend a matchmaking event, please visit https: Identifying ways to strengthen small and medium-sized manufacturers is a priority for the SBA and additional announcements under the American Supplier Initiative will be rolled out in the coming months.