Starting a Business? Get a Boost with a VOSB or SDVOSB Certification

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Business Survey, veteran-owned businesses make up about 5.7% of all businesses in the United States, accounting for more than 4 million jobs, and contributing about $191.6 billion in annual payroll. As a former member of...

Launching a Successful Business in a Post-Pandemic World

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane, many people — especially women who may have been displaced during the shut-down — are considering taking the entrepreneurial plunge. As the economy begins gearing up for recovery, it’s an excellent time to launch a business....

HUBZone: Program Benefits, Changes, and Tips for Certification

The HUBZone program was created to help drive small business growth in historically underutilized business zones by limiting competition for certain government contracts to qualifying businesses. At least 3% of all federal contracting dollars each year are designated...

How to Write A Loan-Worthy Business Plan

Beyond the standard qualifiers, such as an explanation of assets, credit history, and credit score, lenders require business applicants to submit a formal business plan in order to receive approval for a loan. This plan not only needs to demonstrate what the business...

What Small Businesses Need to Know About the MBE Certification

What is the MBE certification? The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification officially recognizes and supports the advancement of minority-owned businesses across the United States.  The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is the primary...