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SBA Announces 2nd National Road Tour to Champion STEM Innovation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced  today that it will launch a 20- state road tour led by the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs with participation from 11 other federal agencies. This will...

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SBA Administrator Honors Nation’s Top Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced today this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. All of the winners...

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Mobile entrepreneurs have new ally in avoiding startup pitfalls

A new peer-driven initiative aims to give would-be Mobile area entrepreneurs a boost over some of the most common startup hurdles. New Business Outreach was created to help local small businesses – including emerging, minority and women-owned ventures – achieve their full potential through...

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Huntsville high-tech startup RadioBro opens Germany office

[caption id="attachment_13974" align="alignnone" width="418"] Mark Becnel and Nathanial Long in the RadioBro European Headquarters, World Trade Center Bremen, Germany with their Cyclone product by RadioBro. (Image: RadioBro)[/caption] HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – RadioBro Corp., a start-up firm that makes miniature electronics systems for airplanes and spacecraft,

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NASA Recognizes Outstanding Small Businesses with Industry Awards

The winners of the Fiscal Year 2015 agency-level Small Business Industry Awards (SBIA) were announced Tuesday during the spring 2016 NASA Industry Forum meeting hosted by the agency’s Office of Small Business Programs at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The SBIA Program awards recognize every...

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Innovate Huntsville Week hopes to shine a light on growing startup movement

A collaborative project supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem of north Alabama will take place the first week of May in Huntsville. Innovate Huntsville Week, hosted by the Women's Business Center of North Alabama and BizTech, will kick off with a hackathon by GEO Huntsville on...

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Alabama 2016 export awards go to 8 companies

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Eight Alabama companies are being honored today with a Governor’s Trade Excellence Award for their successful exporting strategies. Across the state, companies large and small are involved in shipping their products to overseas customers. This year’s roster of award winners offers...

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SBA: Federal Government Breaks Contracting Record for Women-Owned Small Businesses

For the first time, federal government hits women’s contracting goal; 5.05 percent or $17.8 billion awarded to Women-Owned Small Businesses; Senior Administration officials and Members of Congress herald historic contracting achievements WASHINGTON – Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a...

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SBA Announces National Small Business Week

WASHINGTON – Today, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced that this year’s National Small Business Week will be held from May 1-7.  This year’s theme will be “Dream Big, Start Small.” Contreras-Sweet will start the week in...

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