SBA Releases New Small Business Lending Tool


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a new lending tool helping connect small businesses and lenders. The new tool, Lender Match, connects entrepreneurs to over 800 SBA lenders in an effort to increase access to capital. The program is an upgrade to LINC (Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), which was introduced as a pilot in 2015.

Continue reading

NAWRB Women-Owned Small Business Revenue Awards Winners!

wosb awards blog

NAWRB is excited to announce the winners of our 2017 Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Revenue Awards! Our awardees are women-owned businesses succeeding past the roadblocks in their fields and effectively commanding their economic growth in diverse housing ecosystem sectors.

Continue reading

Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance Examines Family Self-Sufficiency Program


Today, the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing to review the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), a program that helps “enables HUD-assisted families to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies.”

Continue reading

Desirée Patno Speaking at 2017 AREAA National Convention, September 28-30, 2017


Tomorrow, the 2017 AREAA National Convention kicks off in sunny San Diego with three days of education, networking and motivation. The conference is expected to attract 1,200 attendees and is AREAA’s largest annual event celebrating the association’s accomplishments throughout the year.

Continue reading

More than 40 Percent of Adults Struggle to Make Ends Meet


In their first national survey on financial well-being, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has found that over 40 percent of U.S. adults have a hard time making ends meet. Utilizing a 10-question survey, the National Financial Well-Being Survey provides the “first-ever national data directly measuring the financial well-being of U.S. consumers.”

Continue reading

Best Cities for Single Women Homebuyers


In recognition of Unmarried and Single Americans Week—a week started by the Buckeye Singles Council in Ohio dedicated to celebrating the contributions of singles to society— has compiled a list of the most popular cities across the country for single women homebuyers.

Continue reading

Happy American Business Women’s Day!


September 22 is American Business Women’s Day, a day that commemorates and celebrates the legacies, achievements and contributions of American working women and business owners. The day’s first observance was sponsored by the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) in 1982, and in 1983 and 1986 it was recognized by Congressional resolution and a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan.

Continue reading