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SBA Announces Funding Opportunity through the State Trade Expansion Program

Grant provides opportunities for small businesses to take their businesses global WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announces the opening of the submission period for a funding opportunity through the State Trade Expansion Program. The purpose of the grant opportunity is to invite...

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SBA and FDIC Updates Money Smart for Small Business Credit and Banking Modules

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have released two updates to the popular Money Smart for Small Business curriculum. The updated modules focus on banking and credit. They are available for SBA Resource Partners, financial institutions and...

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ADOR Launches Online Portal for Claiming Business Tax Credits

The Alabama Department of Revenue has developed a new system, available for the 2020 filing season, for processing many of the tax credits that are available to offset income tax liabilities. This system requires entities that are generating certain tax credits or passing tax...

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Boots to Business Program Reaches 100,000 Participant Milestone

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week that more than 100,000 current and aspiring veteran business owners have participated in the Boots to Business training course since the program began in January 2013. “The SBA is all about powering the American dream.

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SBA Awards FY 2019 State Trade Expansion Program Grants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that $18 million has been awarded to 41 state international trade agencies that successfully competed for funding to support export growth among small businesses through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). “SBA is proud to...

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SBA Invites America’s Small Businesses to Share Their Story

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses...

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Cassie Ward Chandler Recognized as “2019 State Star”

Cassie Chandler, SBDC Business Advisor at Jacksonville State University, has been awarded the “State Star” award from the Association of Small Business Development Centers in recognition of her contributions to serving Alabama’s small business community.  The national association presented Chandler with the award in...

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Secretary Merrill Announces Three Consecutive Years of Same-Day Business Filings

MONTGOMERY, June 21, 2019 - Today marks three consecutive years of same-day business filings by the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office. “Today, we have reached a great milestone in modernizing the business filings process for all corporate filings,” said Secretary Merrill. “When I took...

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