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Blue background with the SBA logo at the bottom and the following text: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2023.


Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, 2023 is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities? Consider opportunities to volunteer to help strengthen your community.

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Government contracting veterans


Attention Veterans! SBA is now accepting applications for the Veteran Small Business Certification program. Through this new program, certified veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses can compete for set-aside government contracts. The program will be SBA’s primary certification vehicle for all veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, important classifications that enable those businesses to qualify for sole-source and set-aside federal contracting awards.

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Photo of four people with text: Why Mentoring Matters, Grow Your Business with SCORE webinar on January 25 at 3 pm ET


In recognition of National Mentoring Month, join SBA and SCORE for a webinar on January 25, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. ET to learn how working with a mentor can help you succeed in business. Speakers include:

  • Mark Madrid, Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development, SBA
  • Bridget Weston, CEO, SCORE
  • Ricardo Casas, Mentor, SCORE
  • Lorinda Gonzalez, SCORE client and Founder of Grants Ink, LLC


cybersecurity tips


This week, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released,  Securing Small and Medium-Sized Business (SMB) Supply Chains: A Resource Handbook to Reduce Information and Communication Technology Risks. Developed by the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force, the handbook provides an overview of the highest supply chain risk categories commonly faced by ICT SMBs, including cyber risks.

The handbook was designed to provide supply chain guidance to SMBs that may have limited finances, share resources on how to enhance the SMB reporting and vetting processes when purchasing ICT, and offer methods and guidance to tackle the most common and highest priority risks faced by SMBs.

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HUBZone Program

If your small business is in a historically underutilized business zone, you may be eligible to apply for the SBA HUBZone Program which allows businesses to compete for certain government contracts. See a preview of the upcoming HUBZone map, which is changing on July 1, 2023.

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