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Howard County agency wins SBA award

The Howard County Economic Development Authority is one of 50 winners of the first Growth Accelerator Fund competition sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced.  The HCEDA’s Accelerator for the Commercialization of Technology was ...

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SBA’s Sandy assistance deadline near

Small businesses, agricultural and aquacultural entities and private nonprofit organizations in four counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore have until Sept. 16 to apply for low-interest disaster assistance loans as part of the recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Small Business Administration said.

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1,200 expected at Victory in Procurement event

There were 1,176 pre-registrations for today’s Victory in Procurement event, with organizers expecting walk-ins to push the number at attendees to well over 1,200. John Shoraka, acting associate director of government contracting for the Small Business Administration, gave the morning’s ...

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Tell SBA your story!

The U.S. Small Business Administration is holding a video contest leading up to National Small Business Week 2012 (May 20 – 26). If you’ve benefited from an SBA program or service, tell your story in a 2-minutes or less video. ...

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A good business plan goes a long way

When I joined the United States Small Business Administration a little over 40 years ago, there was no demand for business plans, no mission statements, no demand for goals and objectives. Few colleges or universities at that time were offering ...

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Maryland skunked in Region 3 SBA awards

It seems like the Old Line State could take a small business lesson from our neighbor to the north. Maryland did not receive any awards in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s regional awards for the Mid-Atlantic. Pennsylvania raked in five ...

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