Solicite hoy el préstamo PPP para su negocio pequeño

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Hasta las 17.00hs el martes 09 marzo 2021 se están ofreciendo a los negocios pequeños la oportunidad exclusiva para solicitar préstamos PPP (Payroll Protection Program). Estos son préstamos respaldados por el gobierno federal estadounidense para brindar alguna amortiguación económica contra los impactos del COVID-19. Para muchas compañías los préstamos terminan siendo completamente perdonables. Cuando se vence éste plazo exclusivo la oportunidad se abrirá a los demás negocios de cualquier tamaño. read more

Obama’s SBA rolls out entrepreneur training and microloans for formerly incarcerated individuals

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This week, the leaders of the SBA, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and microlender Justine PETERSEN announced the formation of the Aspire Entrepreneurship Initiative, a groundbreaking new $2.1 million partnership to expand access to entrepreneurial education and microloans for formerly incarcerated individuals, with a specific focus on those who are parents. Initial rollout for the initiative is planned for Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, Louisville, KY and St. Louis, MO.

“Entrepreneurship and small business ownership are proven paths toward wealth creation and financial independence especially for people who might otherwise feel trapped by their circumstances” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. “America remains a land of opportunity, a place where we believe in second changes for those who have paid their debt to society. Entrepreneurship can be a ladder of opportunity for citizens who have paid that debt but are still struggling to find employment after incarceration. With the training and startup tools provided through this partnership, these American citizens can finally start to rebuild their lives and restore their relationships with their families and communities.”

“At the Kellogg Foundation we know that children thrive when their families are economically secure,” said La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. “It is vital that parent returning citizens have the opportunity to create economic prosperity for their families. One path to that success is creating more opportunities for entrepreneurship by opening access to the capital and training needed for parents to become small business owners in their communities. By giving parents a second chance, we are also giving their children an opportunity to succeed.”

“At the heart of the American dream is opportunity,” stated Robert Boyle, Founder and CEO of Justine PETERSEN, “And the dynamic partnership of the SBA, W. K. Kellogg Foundation and Justine PETERSEN provides the necessary programmatic infrastructure for such opportunity to be afforded and ultimately realized. We at Justine PETERSEN are inspired and excited about bringing entrepreneurial opportunity to returning citizens and their families.”

SBA will oversee strategic planning for the pilot initiative, work with its microlending partners to make capital available for program participants, and leverage its policy research expertise to craft a comprehensive evaluation design for assessing the pilot’s effectiveness. Justine PETERSEN will deliver the intensive, cohort-based entrepreneurial education program and the Kellogg Foundation will fund the pilot initiative and provide matching revolving loan funds and evaluation support. The Kellogg Foundation will also partner with the SBA to produce a white paper summarizing the insights produced by the pilot initiative.


An estimated 60 percent of formerly incarcerated individuals remain unemployed one year after their release, raising the risk of recidivism and resulting in lost lifetime earnings. This cycle has major implications for American families as nearly half of all U.S. children have at least one parent with a criminal record. In 2015, SBA expanded its Microloan Program to small business owners currently on probation or parole. This partnership expands on that policy change to give parents the opportunity to generate income and create economic prosperity for their families.

Got an amazing success story? Submit it to the SBA for national recognition.

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Source: SBA small biz week award contest

If you are a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell – submit your story to the 2016 National Small Business Week Awards contest. Apply online by January 11 2016 at

You can also apply by mail or hand deliver to the nearest SBA District Office. Postmark or hand delivery must be submitted no later than 3pm ET on January 11 2016. Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week, May 1-7 2016.

National Small Business Week award categories include:
Small Business Person of the Year Award
Small Business Exporter of the Year
Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery
Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award
Federal Procurement Award- Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year
Small Business Investment Company of the Year

Apply online today at

Good luck!

Women Entrepreneurs Rock event at legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park on Mon 10/19

womenentrepreneursrock bannerTo facilitate a real dialog about topics important to women in business, the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Brookdale Community College will hold its second annual “Women Entrepreneurs Rock” (aka WeRock) at a legendary music venue in Asbury Park on Monday, October 19. The event is free and open to the public.

19 October 19 2015
6-9pm (networking until 10)
The Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

A report in The State of Women Owned Businesses, 2014 from American Express OPEN says:

It is estimated that, as of 2014, there are nearly 9.1 million women-owned enterprises, employing nearly 7.9 million workers and generating over $1.4 trillion in revenues … Between 1997 and 2014, the number of women-owned firms grew at 1½ times the national average.

Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes, Director of the New Jersey SBDC at Brookdale Community College says, “This is by far, not your standard business function. From the topics, to the venue (one of the nation’s best known and loved music venues), to the speakers, our goal is to meet entrepreneurs where they live and offer current and candid insight – as we did in our inaugural 2014 event. No formalities and no canned responses … just real information from those who have successfully navigated the process of launching and growing a business.”

Panelists will discuss their backgrounds, successes and the challenges they’ve overcome and offer advice to fellow business owners, followed by a Q & A session.

Keynote is Kellie LaDet, Regional Administrator for the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Panel moderator, DonnaLyn Giegerich, President of DLG Consulting. Panelists include:

Holly Migliaccio – Co-Founder/Owner Rook Coffee
Marilyn Schlossbach – Restaurateur and International Hospitality Consultant
Julie Goldman – Founder & CEO The Original Runner Co
Stephanie D. Burroughs – President of StephanieSpeaking LLC
Katherine O’Neill – Executive Director of Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network

Space is limited at this free event so attendees must pre-register. There will be door prizes and a cash bar.

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