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The WOSB Program’s application site has a new URL


Please update your Bookmarks!

SBA has changed the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program’s official application site URL, beta.Certify.sba.gov will now be https://WOSB.Certify.sba.gov.

Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) program


Certification with SBA allows service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) to compete for federal sole-source and set-aside contracts across the federal government.

SBA’s new Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) program has transferred the certification function from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to SBA as of January 1, 2023.

SBA will begin accepting applications for certification on January 9, 2023.  A link to the application portal will be posted at a later date at the SBA Veteran contracting assistance programs page.

Self-certified firms seeking to compete for sole-source and set-aside contracts across the federal government, including contracts from the VA, must apply to SBA for certification by December 31, 2023.

For more details about the transfer and SBA’s Veteran Small Business Certification, see our Frequently Asked Questions, read the final rule, which provides program and governance guidance, Federal Register and view a live demo on the certification process, First Look and Live Demo of the new SBA Veteran Certification Program.

To submit questions about the transfer and SBA’s Veteran Small Business Certification, please email cvetransfer@sba.gov.

Event: New Year, No Fear

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New Year, No Fear
Agency Open House

Small business owners and those thinking of starting a business are invited to participate in our first speed networking event!

During this fast-paced professional-speed-networking event, local representatives will be available to provide you with an overview of their services and how they can benefit your business.

Date / Time: Thu, January 26, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST
Location: The Bloc 1550 American Blvd East, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55425


Upcoming SBA & SBA Partner Trainings



Enhance your knowledge and skill sets with these events you should not miss!


Visit the SCORE event page to discover upcoming events.

IRS Tax Tips

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