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This week, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman visited Los Angeles, California to meet inspiring small business owners who were able to pivot, recover and grow with help from SBA programs and resources. If you are thinking about starting or growing your business, check out SBA’s business guide.

Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.


Could you be the next National Small Business Person of the Year? The deadline for the National Small Business Week Awards nominations is December 8, 2022 by 3:00 p.m. ET.  Other award categories include Exporter of the Year, federal procurement awards and more. Submit your nomination today.

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December is National Write a Business Plan Month


Are you thinking about starting a small business? You will need a business plan, which is a roadmap for structuring, running and growing your new business. SBA has resources to help you write your business plan.

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Photo of a person sitting inside in front of a laptop with text: SBA's New Veteran Small Business Certification Program demo on 12/6 at 4pm ET


Attention veteran small business owners! If you are interested in government contracting opportunities, join SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman on December 6, 2022 for a virtual update on the new Veteran Small Business Certification Program and a demo of the application portal.


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This week, SBA announced more than $1 billion in disaster assistance has been approved for small businesses, homeowners, renters, and private nonprofit organizations with losses resulting from Hurricane Ian in September. There is still time to apply for disaster assistance.

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Government contracting


Update! In response to customer service feedback, SBA has changed the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program official application site URL from to

Winter weather preparedness


The cold winter months are upon us. Make sure your business is prepared. Check out these winter weather safety tips.

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SBA logo with QR code and the following text: 2022 Innovation Ecosystem Summit on December 6-7, 2022

The SBA Innovation Ecosystem Summit was curated to connect entrepreneur support organizations from around the country to learn from one another as we work together to build a thriving national ecosystem that promotes equitable access to capital and resources for innovators across the country. Register for the SBA Innovation Ecosystem Summit scheduled December 6-7, 2022 to connect with new and well-established ecosystem builders working with startups and small businesses, particularly those serving underrepresented communities that are trying to build out and commercialize their technologies.