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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 […]



April is National Financial Capability Month

According to the findings of a 2014 Intuit study (link is external), more than 40 percent of U.S. small businesses consider themselves financially illiterate. Yet, 81 percent handle their business’ finances. April is National Financial Capability Month, so now is a great time for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to brush up on their financial […]



Upcoming Webinars

Webinars for Women Entrepreneurs How to Take Your Woman-Owned Small Business Global With almost 300,000 small businesses currently exporting – and responsible for a third of last year’s record $2.345 trillion in U.S. exports – now is an ideal time to use the SBA’s export loan programs to take your business global. Join our webinar […]



Mentor-Protégé Opportunities

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a proposed rule to amend its regulations to establish a government-wide Mentor-Protégé Program for all small businesses