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Policy News, May 21, 2019

Policy News, May 21, 2019

On Friday, House lawmakers passed the Equality Act (H.R. 5) which would extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ individuals in employment and other areas, President Trump announced a deal reached with Canada and Mexico to lift steel and aluminum tariffs, to...

“Why I Went to the Senate”

“Why I Went to the Senate”

This week is National Small Business Week, a time when we recognize the small (and micro) businesses that make up the fabric of our country. While it’s certainly important to specifically celebrate them, every single day should be a celebration of small businesses...

Policy News, May 14, 2019

Policy News, May 14, 2019

Yesterday, the Federal Registrar published the Small Business Administration’s proposed rule to amend its regulations “to implement a statutory requirement to certify Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business...

Policy News, May 7, 2019

Policy News, May 7, 2019

It is National Small Business Week, a week that honors America’s entrepreneurs nationwide. In President Trump’s proclamation he called on Americans “to recognize the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners as they grow our Nation's...

Policy News- May 3, 2019

Policy News- May 3, 2019

Today, Sen. Cardin will convene a roundtable with stakeholders in the reentry, entrepreneurial development, and small business communities to build support for the NEW START Act— legislation to empower previously incarcerated citizens to start businesses. In labor...

Policy News- April 30, 2019

Policy News- April 30, 2019

On April 30th, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations will meet for a hearing titled, “Lost Opportunities? SBA’s Engagement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” The House Committee on Financial...

Policy News- April 16, 2019

Policy News- April 16, 2019

The House and Senate will be in recess and will be conducting district work weeks for the next two weeks. Congress will be back in session on April 22nd. Below are highlights of last week’s Congressional agenda. On Thursday, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced...

Policy News- April 10, 2019

Policy News- April 10, 2019

The Small Business Administration has announced the National Small Business Week awardees for 2019. A few of the 17 categories broadcasted include: construction, contracting, outreach, exporting, research and development, lending, disaster recovery, manufacturing, and...

Policy News- April 2, 2019

Policy News- April 2, 2019

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon has announced her resignation effective April 12th. In a statement issued on Friday, McMahon said she will be returning to the private sector. Tomorrow, the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee will hold a hearing on...

Policy News

Policy News

Last week, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Healthy Families Act. Learn more about the bill today!

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Industry News, August 20, 2019

Small Business Lending Study Shows Racial Disparity Small business lending typically relies more heavily on the owner's credit score or personal assets. Given that the median wealth of white households is 41 times greater than black families, the financing gap is...

Industry News, August 13, 2019

Female Food and Drink Entrepreneurs on How Gender Impacts Access to Capital Restaurateurs point out the balance between dealing with gender bias and gender commoditization as social impact continues to grow as a trend in the business world. Source: Washington City...

Industry News, August 7, 2019

Forget VC Money. This Company Wants to Loan You up to $10 Million Investment firm Clearbanc doesn’t want a chunk of your company or a big interest payment in exchange for funding. AI helps decide who gets the money, and they’ve funded more women because of it. Source:...

Industry News, July 30, 2019

Meet the 4 Black Men Who Are Shaking Up the Venture Capital Investment World In a space long dominated by white men, these brothers are carving out a niche that champions investing in businesses owned by women and people of color. Source: The Root     Learn...

Industry News, July 24, 2019

BB&T and SunTrust Announce $60 Billion Trust Bank Community Benefits Plan The Community Benefits Plan is a result of input received in listening sessions that BB&T and SunTrust hosted in metro and rural communities around the combined institutions' forecasted...

Industry News, July 16, 2019

Small Business Tax Credit Floated for $15 Minimum Wage Bill Some express concern that the bill is too burdensome for rural communities and small businesses. To address those concerns, Rep. Terri Sewell, (D-AL) has proposed a tax credit for small businesses to help...

Industry News, July 9, 2019

Amazon's Impending Invasion of Banking Fears of an Amazon "invasion" in financial services have reached a fever pitch—but do Amazon and other big tech companies really have that much of an advantage coming into the banking market? Source: Forbes     ‘Speak...

Industry News, July 2, 2019

The Secret To Vital Farming Cities? Money, Say Leaders in Tech and Agriculture Bringing new entrepreneurs to farming areas in need is critical for growth. The key is making these agricultural hotspots into places that people want to live, while keeping them...

Industry News, June 25, 2019

Credit Unions Find Friendly Ground With FinTech Firms For all the disruption that fintech firms have brought to financial services, they aren’t an adversarial force for credit unions. Rather, they are potential partners in filling the gaps in the service offerings....

DreamSpring Announced as New Name

Accion Serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas will become DreamSpringSM   Albuquerque, NM (June 17, 2019) – A name change from Accion to DreamSpringSMis in the works for a highly respected and award-winning, non-profit organization that has helped...