U.S. Small Business Association Shares Resources for LGBTQ+ in Small Businesses

Jun 17, 2021

Resources for LGBTQ+ businesses

Pride Month

SBA helps entrepreneurs with access to capital, mentorship, and business opportunities. The following items will help you get started.

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Trainings you don’t want to miss

webinar: resources for small businesses or small business

Pricing Your Product

Learn how to calculate your product selling price and more in this one-hour webinar with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Honor Services, Inc. Bring your questions! There will be time for a Q&A. Wednesday, June 16, 11 a.m.


Small Business Compliance with Department of Labor Beyond COVID-19

Join the SBA’s Illinois District Office and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and the Employee Benefits Security Administration for an overview of the COBRA premium assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and federal wage and hour laws. Thursday, June 24, 1 p.m. 


Introduction to SBA Mentor Protégé Program

Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist Rosalyn Putman will discuss the SBA Mentor Protégé Program (SMPP) with the Women’s Business Development Center. SMPP is a mentoring program designed to enhance the capabilities of small businesses to help them compete for federal contracts. Thursday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. 

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8(a) Orientation workshop/SAM Registration

This webinar will provide an overview of the 8(a) Business Development program, eligibility requirements, program benefits and training, steps to registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) database in order to do business with the federal government. Wednesday, July 21, 9:30 a.m. 

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Stay updated

Visit sba.gov/relief for updates on the loan programs, guidance for businesses and employers, and other SBA resources.

If you have questions about your already submitted EIDL application, contact the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

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