SBA Celebrates the Launch of New South Carolina Women’s Business Centers

SBA Increases Opportunities and Economic Recovery Solutions for Women Entrepreneurs with Two New Women’s Business Centers WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today the launch of two South Carolina Women’s Business Centers hosted by HBCU Benedict College in Columbia, SC and Community Works Women’s Business Center in Greenville, SC.  These new opportunity centers…

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. “The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated emergency assistance…

SBA and Treasury Department Announce $10 Billion for CDFIs to Participate in the Paycheck Protection Program

Release Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Release Number: 20-42 Contact: Press_Office@sba.gov, (202) 205-7036 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced that it is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be lent exclusively by Community Development Financial Institutions…

SBA Issues New Regulations for Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration published Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program regulations that will provide a free, online certification and eligibility application process for women-owned small businesses and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses. The timeline for implementation of changes to SBA’s WOSB program has been delayed to accommodate those affected by the current pandemic. See…

SBA Disaster Loans Available to South Carolina Private NonProfit Organizations Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-Line Winds

PRESS OFFICE Release Date: May 8, 2020 Release Number: 20-373, SC 16437/16438 Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333 Michael.Lampton@sba.gov Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNP)s in South Carolina that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be…

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of South Carolina Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds

WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in South Carolina affected by severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds on April 12-13, 2020. Businesses and residents in the declared area can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business…

Clemson Offers Pandemic Food Safety Course

Food Safety during a Pandemic Join a free webinar with the Clemson Cooperative Extension Food Systems and Safety team. The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of COVID-19, how foods can be prepared properly and provide best practices for consumer food safety during a pandemic. Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 Time: 11:00…

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of South Carolina Affected by Severe Storms and Tornadoes

Release Date: April 7, 2020 Release Number: 20-262, SC 16410/16411 Contact: Michael.Lampton@sba.govFollow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram WASHINGTON – South Carolina businesses and residents affected by severe storms and tornadoes on Feb. 6 – 7, 2020 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Jovita Carranza announced. Administrator Carranza…