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SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees to Host Virtual Public Meetings, March 2 (10AM PT) & March 3 (6AM PT)

The SBA Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IATF) and Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) will hold virtual public meetings via Microsoft Teams. The IATF and ACVBA committees convene quarterly to address the current state of veteran-owned small businesses and provide updates on how the SBA and Congress can best serve veterans by reducing barriers of access to small business ownership.  Learn More


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Small Business Digital Alliance Announces National Members and First Slate of Events

The Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA) announced its national members and a slate of upcoming events on 02/23. The SBDA is a new public-private co-sponsorship between SBA and Business Forward, Inc., a non-profit organization working with small business leaders in support of policies promoting America’s economic competitiveness, focused on connecting entrepreneurs with critical digital tools and resources to start and expand their businesses to scale for success, including in the burgeoning e-commerce economy.  Learn More


Coffee with the Embassy of Colombia and SBA, March 2 at 11AM PT

Please join SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and H.E. Juan Carlos Pinzón, Colombia’s Ambassador to the U.S., for a celebration of the 200th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Colombia and the 10th Anniversary of the U.S. Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

This virtual event is for small businesses located in CA and throughout the U.S. to:

  • Learn about the opportunities in U.S.-Colombia trade.
  • Find resources available to pursue international sales.
  • Hear from successful U.S. and Colombian small businesses about their experiences.  Register




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SBA Introduces Course in Government Contracting to Online Digital Learning Platform

The new course has six components:

  • Government As Your Customers – helps the user understand government as a customer.
  • Government Contracting Opportunities – evaluates contracting opportunities with local, state, and federal governments.
  • Government Subcontracting Opportunities – helps to identify subcontracting opportunities.
  • Set-Aside Certifications – guides the business through what is needed to plan and pursue federal government contracting certifications.
  • Federal Solicitations – analyzes the components of the federal solicitation process.
  • General Services Administration (GSA) Contracts – analyzes opportunities for GSA contracts.  Learn More


Tax Season


Join the IRS for a series of online meetings in February and March (divided by location/states) for small business organizations and owners. The meetings will include:

  • Presentations from IRS leadership covering the top tax issues affecting small business owners regarding income, deductions, employment taxes and recordkeeping.
  • How to get ready for the 2022 filing season.
  • Tax scams targeting small businesses. 
  • How the IRS is reorganizing to better serve small business taxpayers.
  • Listening session to hear concerns, feedback and suggestions from participants.  Learn More

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Grant Opportunity for State Governments to Offer Small Business Cybersecurity Assistance

Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the SBA, announced $3 million in new funding for state governments to help emerging small businesses across America develop their cybersecurity infrastructure. As part of the Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program, state governments are eligible to compete for grants that will help deliver cybersecurity assistance to nascent and start-up business owners.

Applications will be accepted from January 26- March 3, 2022. Learn More


SBA and its resource partners continually offer training and educational programs.  A calendar of local training programs and webinars from SBA and our Resource Partners is always available online, please click below.


SFDO Calendar of Events


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