Category Archives: Small Business News

EEOC to Require Employers with 100 or More Employees to Disclose Pay Data

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposes a revision to an employer form to include collecting pay data from employers. The current Employer Information Report (EEO-1) collects data about employees’ … Continue reading

IRS Proposes New Non-Discrimination Requirements for Retirement Plans

On January 29, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed rules that would modify the nondiscrimination requirements for retirement plans that provide additional benefits to a grandfathered group of employees following certain changes in the coverage of a defined … Continue reading

Winter Preparedness for Your Business

Dallas, Texas – If a winter storm should strike, do you have safeguards in place to protect your business? Preparing your business for both short and long-term interruptions is important. Additionally, business owners should consider having an action or communications … Continue reading


Washington, D.C. – January 5, 2016 – On November 6, 2015, VA published a proposed rulemaking to clarify eligibility requirements for Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses to obtain “verified” status to participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program. … Continue reading

2016 National Small Business Week Awards

Washington DC, January 3, 2016 – Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2016 National Small Business Week Awards. Nominations are currently being accepted online at … Continue reading

Standards Boost Business Campaign Gives U.S. Companies Competitive Edge

More than 80 percent of global commodity trade is impacted by standards and conformance – that translates to more than 13 trillion business dollars each year. Numbers like these clearly demonstrate the powerful advantage that companies gain in the global … Continue reading

SBA Honors Nation’s Best Small Businesses

Winners to Gather in Washington D.C. During National Small Business Week Small Business Person of the Year winners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam will converge on Washington, D.C. in mid May … Continue reading

SBA Announces Grants Available for State Trade, Export Promotion

Beginning March 1, states can apply for grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support efforts to increase exporting by small businesses. The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) pilot grant initiative is authorized to provide up to $90 million in grants to states over the next three years.

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SBA Launches Startup America Entrepreneurial Mentor Corps

The U.S. Small Business Administration today launched an initiative to mobilize members of the current generation of successful business owners to mentor and support startups and entrepreneurs to help them become the next generation of great American companies.

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SBA Launches Temporary Program for Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

Small businesses facing maturity of commercial mortgages or balloon payments before Dec. 31, 2012, may be able to refinance their mortgage debt with a 504 loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration under a new, temporary program announced today.

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