Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) are Growing

SBA Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month The number of women owning small business is on the rise. Source: SBA Blogs. News and Views, Article written by Erin Andrew, published October 2, 2015 Women’s entrepreneurship is on the rise, according … Continued

Small Business Admits It was Never a WOSB

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files And Settles Civil Fraud Lawsuit Against UFC Aerospace And Douglas B. Davis For Engaging In Fraudulent Conduct In Violation Of The Small Business Act Fraud lawsuit costs small business $20 million. Source: Department of Justice, US … Continued

SBA Administrators Discuss HUBZONE, 8a and Sole Source Awards

Women owned Sole Source has arrived! Allen Scott interviews SBA Regional Director Natalia Olson-Urtecho and District Director Antonio Doss Source: Federal News Radio, Published September 22, 2015 On this edition of Columbia Technology Partners Ready To Prime, Allen Scott sits … Continued

ChallengeHER Designed to Strengthen WOSB Program

Program helps women business owners navigate federal contracts process ChallengeHER is an national initiative to strengthen and promote the WOSB program. Source: New Hamphire Union Leader, Article written by Kimberly Houghton, published August 18, 2015. More than 130 women who … Continued

Is HUBZone Red Tape Worth It?

Program for businesses in distressed areas plagued by red tape Completing HUBZone paperwork can be a daunting task for many businesses.  However it may pay off in the long run as illustrated by this company in Delaware. Source: delawareonline, Article … Continued

Additional WOSB Changes Coming

Changes on the Horizon for the SBA 8(m) Women-Owned Small Business Program Source: JD Supra Business Advisor, Article written by Jennifer Boll, published July 13, 2015 Additional regulations governing the federal contracting “set-aside” program and now also the “sole source” … Continued

Illinois PTAC Awards 2015 Small Business of the Year Award

Award honors small business entrepreneurship Source: Quad-City Business Journal, Article published Jul 9, 2015 Brenda Gillman, president of PakSource in Rock Island, has received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at … Continued

Deidra Sutton Named 2015 Minority Small Business Champion

University of Houston PTAC Advisor Sutton Recognized by SBA’s Houston District The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) congratulations Deidra Sutton for being named 2015 Minority Small Business Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Houston District. Sutton, … Continued

Improvements Needed in WOSBP

Evaluation Report 15-10: Improvements Needed in SBA’s Management of the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSBP) OIG’s Evaluation Report 15-10, Improvements Needed in SBA’s Management of the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSBP), presents the results … Continued