SBA Grants Puerto Rico $1 Billion in Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that is has approved over one billion U.S. dollars in low-interest disaster loans for over 28,000 Puerto Rico residents and businesses to help them recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The deadline for filing for physical property damage is March 20, 2018. The deadline for economic injury loan applications is June 11, 2018 for Hurricane Irma, and June 20, 2018 for Hurricane Maria.

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SBA Grant Helps Houston Create 300 Small Businesses

The University of Houston has received a $2.3 million continuation grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help them create 300 new small businesses in Houston, Texas. The recipients of the award—Bauer College’s Small Business Development Center—services around 10,000 businesses a year in 32 counties along the Gulf Coast.

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Free SBA HUBZone Webinars for Small Businesses

From February to mid-March, the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer small businesses a free six-part, webinar series to help them utilize its Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Program. Each webinar will include an hour of important tips on how businesses can grow their bottom line by making the most of their available resources.

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Post-Crisis Small Business Bank Lending at a Slow Crawl

A recent report from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Office of Advocacy assesses changes in bank lending to small businesses in comparison to levels during the financial crisis. Following a review of banks of varying sizes and financial health, findings reveal a slow recovery in the small business loan market and a more pronounced growth in the total business loan market.

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November 24, 2017 Deadline for Hurricane Irma Disaster Assistance – No Application Costs – No Payments for One Full Year!

At absolutely no cost to apply, no payments for the first year, and an interest rate as low as 1.75 percent, Florida residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Irma are encouraged to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance. For those impacted by natural disasters, the SBA offers low-interest loans to homeowners, businesses of all sizes, renters and even nonprofits. Don’t wait to hear from other disaster assistance, apply today before the deadlines—November 24, 2017 for Physical Damage, and June 11, 2018 for Economic Injury!

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Jumpstarting Your Career & Business in the Housing Ecosystem

As a professional in the housing ecosystem, it is crucial to think outside the box and utilize the resources at your disposal to grow and advance your business and career. Analyzing your market, familiarizing yourself with the competition and crafting a superior business plan are great first steps, but pioneering decisions are what will make or break you in the market.

Adapting to the changing times, leveraging your differences, preparing for the future of the market and surrounding yourself with people invested in your success will help you seize opportunities for advancement.

Balancing New School and Old School
If you consider your favorite products, are they the “best” or the most inexpensive choices on the market? Or, have you developed a relationship with a particular brand that you buy because it has done right by you? Similar to your preferred items, your business can become the go-to for customers.
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NAWRB Adds New Pillar to Small Business Sustainability Care Package

The National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) announces the expansion of its Small Business Sustainability Care Package with a fifth pillar, Small Claims Accountability. In December 2016, NAWRB released the Small Business Sustainability Care Package to provide accountability and sustainability to the 30 million small businesses across the nation. As small business owners encounter obstacles, NAWRB equips them with sound tools and information for success.

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LIVE Updates: 2017 NAWRB Conference – Know Your Rights and Resources

With limited resources, it is crucial for small business owners to know their rights and resources, to be able to identify a streamlined course of action when an issue arises. Sharon Asar, Deputy Ombudsman, CFPB Ombudsman’s Office and Philip D. Lovas, Regional Advocate – SBA Region IX, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) shared the resources their offices offer to America’s small business owners and the value they hold for entrepreneurs.

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NAWRB Nominee City Girl Prepper Advances to Semi-Final Round in InnovateHER Challenge

We are excited to announce that NAWRB’s nominee for the InnovateHER Challenge, City Girl Prepper, is one of the six local winners advancing to the semi-final round!

City Girl Prepper is helping women to be prepared for everyday disruptions and disasters with ready-made emergency kits and gear designed for women and their families. City Girl Prepper provides women with the resources they need, want, and deserve to have in case of an emergency.

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