Africa is home to six of the fastest growing economies in the world with a rapidly growing middle class. The continent holds great opportunities for U.S. innovative products and proven solutions.
Join the U.S. Commercial Service for a four part Why Africa? webinar series to learn why U.S. exporters should look to Africa for their next market opportunity.
See the webinar series below:Read More
The University of Washington Foster School of Business at has developed insights and recommendations to help small businesses recover from COVID-19 stronger. The playbook contains info on many different industries.Read More
Facebook is dedicating over $40 million of their $100 million investment in the Black community in the US to ~10,000 U.S Black-owned businesses. This includes cash and ad credits to support Black-owned small businesses. The program is accepting applications until August 31st at 6pm Pacific Time.
Questions? Please contact [email protected]
King County is retiring its procurement system and replacing it with a new and improved supplier registration and bid/proposal management system. Supplier registration is necessary to view solicitations and submit bids starting in Fall 2020. Message from King County Procurement Office:Read More
National 8(a) Association is holding a series of webinars to assist businesses noted webinars are available either as on-demand, or scheduled as live webinars on the noted dates. Follow this link and click on each title for full details, speaker information, and to register.
Event in August:
SBA Legal Changes & Enhancements in 2020
When: August 19, 2020, 11:00 AM PDT
What: Looking to compete for set-aside or sole source contracts in 2020? Bidding on a federal contract also means complying with laws and regulations unique to those doing business with the government. The past few months have seen multiple regulation implemented that pertain to WOSB, EDWOSB, and 8(a) companies.
Who Should Attend: Experienced contractors and anyone new to government contracting, business owners, Presidents, CEOs, COOs, VP’s of Business Development, business development professionals, contracting professionals, sales administrative assistants, marketing research analysts, everyone involved in growing business for your company
Click here to see more webinars available from National 8(a) Association, powered by TargetGov.
National 8(a) Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide education and guidance for all aspiring, current and graduate 8(a) businesses. TargetGov is proud to be National 8(a) Associations Education Associate in presenting a series of monthly webinars all about 8(a).
Application period closes Thursday, Aug. 27
The Building Communities Fund Grant awards state matching funds to nonprofit, community-based organizations to defray up to 25% or more of eligible capital costs to acquire, construct or rehabilitate nonresidential community and social service centers. There is no minimum or maximum grant award amount.Read More
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
– The online application is open for all eligible small businesses and agri-businesses
– SBA is continuing to process and fund applications, received approximately 10 million to date.
– The $20 Billion appropriated for the EIDL Advance (grant) of $1000 per employee up to $10,000 max has been exhausted. By law, SBA can no longer disburse funds for this program.
– SBA has now approved nearly 4 million EIDL loans. Nearly all of them were approved in just the past couple weeks. You will receive an email from SBA asking you to login. For security reasons, hover your curser over the email address to ensure its really from SBA
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)Read More
MBDA-Tacoma Business Center Launches CARES Act Program
In response to the extraordinary challenges of the coronavirus, Tacoma MDBA- Business Center is offering additional support to small businesses. The MBDA-Tacoma Business Center is here to help small businesses navigate and recover from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.See details below for more information.Read More
Starting July 15, 2020, SBA will begin to implement changes consistent with the Small Business Act as amended in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. In addition to the certification requirement for firms seeking WOSB and EDWOSB set-aside contracts, the regulations detail certification options for applicants and require authorized third-party certifiers to notify applicants of their fees and the option to use SBA’s free online certification process.Read More
Why is this trade agreement important to small businesses in the Pacific Northwest?
Canada and Mexico are the U.S.’s largest trading partners. Plus, our region’s shared border and proximity to Canada make the impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) substantial to small firms in the Pacific Northwest. Consider this:Read More