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|October 18, 2020||Left for Dead?: Are Minority-Owned Businesses Getting the Covid Relief They Need?||
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Small Business Administration (SBA) has not released an assessment on whether minority and other underserved businesses are getting the relief they ...Read more
|November 8, 2020||Many Minority and Women owned Business Enterprises Struggling in Major Cities||
Recent surveys and reports on the status of women and minority-owned small businesses in New York City and Kansas City, Missouri could spell an increasingly future for many.
New York City ...Read more
|November 27, 2020||Advocacy Groups Sound the Alarm on Minority Business Survivability||
A new report co-authored by two advocacy groups -- UnidosUS and Color of Change -- examines the results of federal efforts to bail out struggling minority-owned small businesses and minority worker ...Read more
|December 4, 2020||Chattanooga aims to increase MWBE participation||
The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is looking at ways to expand the participation of minority and women owned companies in public works.
In 2019 the city carried out a disparity study that ...Read more
|December 4, 2020||Congress Weighs Watered-Down Stimulus, as New PPP Failures Revealed||
This week, new flaws in the Payment Protection Program (PPP) have come to light thanks to a lawsuit forcing the Small Business Administration (SBA) to release troves of data on the program. Meanwhi ...Read more
|January 4, 2021||SBA Launches Digital Learning Platform for Women Entrepreneurs, 20 Business Centers||
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the launch of 20 new Women Business Centers (WBC) — the largest ever expansion of its network in its history — as well as a new digital ...Read more
|January 16, 2021||NJ Treasury Announces Initiatives to Promote its SBE, MWBE, VOB, and DVOB Programs||
For the first time in 20 years, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury conducted a disparity study measuring current spend data in order to recognize and create new opportunities for Minority-, ...Read more
|January 25, 2021||Nassau and Suffolk Counties lack data on M/WBE participation in public works||
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says that the New York state county is planning its first disparity study in 16 year studys. The goal is to identify issues with regards to the lack of contr ...Read more
|February 2, 2021||The SBA is Overhauling its WOSB Program||
The SBA has chosen the program, commonly known as WOSB, as the guinea pig for technological changes at the SBA which will implement new regulatory changes.
Some of the changes happening inc ...Read more
|February 5, 2021||Black Businesses Deserve Another Stimulus this Black History Month||
Small business survivability rates are low across the board, but black-owned businesses are uniquely vulnerable to closure.
A whopping 80 percent of minority businesses shut down within t ...Read more