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National Small Business Week April 30 – May 5

  National Small Business Week cosponsors hosting training webinars/webcast May 2-4 As part of National Small Business Week, April 30 – May 6, the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE and cosponsors from Visa, YP, Google, Salesforce, Constant Contact and Chase will be hosting numerous training webinars/webcast. The webinars/webcast are free of charge, but registration space […]



Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce

“Minding Your Business”
Wednesday, April 12, 9:00 – 11:00



Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center

Develop your ideas. Write your plan. Estimate your numbers. Present your company to the world.



Website launched in honor of Colorado Small Business Week

Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week.



Free Small Business Certification Workshop

The SBA – Colorado District Office will be hosting a FREE workshop on how to apply for certifications needed to conduct business with the federal government. The next scheduled training class will be on February 9, 2016 Federal Certifications include Woman-Owned Small Business Small Disadvantaged Business Veteran & Service Disabled Veteran Program 8(a) Business Development […]



SBA 504 Debt Refinance Update!

Congress has released the text of the omnibus bill which will fund the government for the remainder of FY16. It contains a provision which will permanently reinstitute the debt refinancing program. SBA 504 Debt Refinance Update 12 16 2015    



CREED Act Update

Senator Shaheen Stands Up for Small Business, Brings CREED Act to the Senate Floor



SBA Guaranty Fee Waived for FY 16!

For 504 loans approved during FY16: The one-time guaranty fee that SBA is authorized to charge 504 borrowers will be reduced to zero in FY16. The annual fee is reduced to 0.914 percent (91.4 basis points) of the outstanding balance of the loan.  



Shaheen Introduces Energy Efficiency Act

At a Senate Small Business Committee hearing yesterday, Sen. Shaheen discussed the great work the 504 program already does in energy efficiency and the ways this bill will help expand those opportunities.



New Appraisal Update Parameters

For loans used to finance new construction or substantial renovation of an existing building, SBA has added the general contractor, project architect, and construction management firm, (in addition to existing appraiser) as qualified providers of statements affirming that a building was built with only minor deviations (if any) from the plans and specifications upon which […]