SBA Makes Changes to its Surety Bond Program

— A final rule changes the Surety Bond Guarantee Program   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration has noted two important changes to its Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program that will increase contract opportunities for small contractors, supporting them to grow their business operations.  The changes will become effective on September 20, 2017. The…

Delving Deeper into the “America’s Voice on Small Business” Study

The “America’s Voice on Small Business” Study,  jointly published by America’s SBDC and The Center for Generational Kinetics, based its findings on survey responses from a cross-section of American adults. If the same study was conducted exclusively for South Carolina, would the findings be similar? We’ve asked South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC)…

Woman Owned Business Certification is a popular topic

Woman Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) are a fast growing entrepreneurial category. At the SC SBDC we regularly get phone calls regarding the certification process and what it means strategically for a business. If you are seeking government contract work or regularly bid on jobs with larger companies that have a formal diversity program, WOSB certification…