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Women-owned businesses in Alabama and America growing fast

The estimate of women-owned firms in Alabama now stands at 153,000 according to a new report. And according to the sixth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report those estimated 153,000 businesses employ just over 111,000 Alabamians and generate almost $19 billion into the state's...

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SBA Office of Advocacy Releases the Alabama Small Business Profile

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, released the annual Small Business Profiles. The user-friendly data-rich profiles capture vital information on the U.S. and state-level economic growth, industry, and jobs using completely reproducible data from...

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SBA Teams with Tech Heavyweights to Help American Small Businesses Go Digital

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was joined today by a group of leading technology companies to announce the formation of the Small Business Technology Coalition, a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership that will provide America’s small businesses a streamlined interface to connect to...

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Governor Bentley Establishes Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="406"] Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs an Executive Order creating the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs in the Old House Chamber at the state Capitol in Montgomery, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The office will be responsible for advising the Governor on...

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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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