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American Business Matters to SBA and MBDA


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ISSUE NUMBER THREE • Fall 2012
 

American Business Matters to SBA and MBDA


MBDA hosts the National Minority Enterprise Development Week

Register now for the 30th Anniversary National MED Week Conference to network with procurement officials that collectively manage over $30 billion in procurement contracts. The conference will feature federal procurement opportunity sessions and informal workshops with federal agencies that explore over 14,000 active contract opportunities.

Learn more about National MED Week.



SBA Continues Hurricane Sandy Response

Many communities are still feeling the effects of Superstorm Sandy, including power outages and flooding. The importance of listening to instructions and safety information from your local officials and FEMA cannot be understated. Federal response teams are already providing assistance to affected communities. SBA is closely coordinating with our federal partners to share information in the immediate aftermath of the storm. Read more here.

For further assistance and Hurricane Sandy response, see here.


MBDA and Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

Federal response teams are providing substantial assistance to affected communities. MBDA is working to support businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Whether you’re looking for assistance developing a strategic business plan to communicate with creditors and customers or applying for disaster loans to restore damaged property or meet operating expenses, our MBDA Business Centers are ready to help. To learn more about assistance provided to businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy as well as opportunities to assist with the recovery efforts, contact an MBDA Business Center near you.


Are you ready for the Holiday Season


SBA Kicks Off the Holiday Shopping Season with Small Business Saturday

Your dollar goes a long way when you shop at a small business.  That money goes right back into the local economy.  And that’s important, because half of working Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create two out of every three new jobs.  The SBA is working hard to make sure even more small businesses can keep growing.

Read more here.

We want to hear from you!


MBDA National Director David HinsonMBDA National Director David A. Hinson wants to hear from you. To contact him, email dhinson@mbda.gov


SBA Deputy Director Marie JOhnsSBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns wants to hear from you. To contact her, email marie.johns@sba.gov.


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