08/09/21: Tools, Resources, Information and Connection Bulletin August 9 - 13, 2021

FLOMO USA/Nygala recently sponsored the Boys and Girl Club of Paterson and Passaic for their back to school supplies drive for 500 kids. The company also hosted art contest for 120 kids as part of the event.

Lauran Bielskie, Director of Development, Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic stated “Our thanks to you and your team for joining us at our Passaic Clubhouse for the Art Contest of the Century! We are so glad that your team was able to spend time getting to know our amazing kiddos. We hope that you saw the difference and felt the impact that you have the capacity to make on young lives. ”

Pictured is Wendy Shen, CEO, FLOMO USA/Nygala and one of the participating students.


Register today for the Get Your WOSB Certification To Scale Your Business webinar
Date: Wednesday August 18, 2021 at 10:00 am EDT
Is your business a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)? Join the MBDA Enterprising Women of Color Business Center powered by WACIF for a special webinar with Women’s Business Enterprise Council Greater (WBEC) DMV to learn how and why you should get certified. Guest panelists, representing Ampcus, Capital One, and Marriott International, will outline their supplier diversity programs benefitting WOSBs.

Small Business Administration

  • New Funding Opportunity Available for Economic Research on Small Businesses The Office of Advocacy is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for economic research related to the economic impacts of the pandemic. The solicitation is available on SAM.gov here. Proposal submissions are open until Thursday, August 19. As an independent office within the Small Business Administration that evaluates policy analysis of small business impacts, disseminates small business statistics, and conducts research on small business issues, Advocacy’s mission includes researching the status and contributions of U.S. small businesses in the economy. To fulfill this task, Advocacy periodically funds research through the federal contracting process to produce reports that document the status of small businesses, increase knowledge and understanding of small business economic issues, and provide policymaking insight. For more information on Advocacy’s past research projects, visit https://advocacy.sba.gov/category/research/economic-reports/economic-studies/ Research on Small Business Topics Using Economic Data
  • +943,000 new jobs The economy added 943,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point to 5.4%, as the nation continues to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that the number of unemployed people fell by 782,000 to 8.7 million. Read a blog post by Chief Economist Janelle Jones
  • EDA is hosting a series of informational webinars throughout the month of August to discuss how to apply for the newly announced EDA funding opportunities through the American Rescue Plan.
  • Join the SBA September 13 – September 15, 2021, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts. This free online event will include educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses and a networking chat room for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Register
  • Join the SBA for an online panel discussion on August 26, 2021 with rural-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA and USDA economic aid to pivot during the pandemic. You will also learn about resources available from the SBA and USDA to help rural entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace: launch or expand businesses; receive counseling; funding opportunities; and help to recover or rebuild from disasters. Register

Washington DC

Join Roderick “Rod” Johnson, Lender Relations Specialist with the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as he introduces this insightful webinar on how exportations can improve your bottom line, while creating jobs and diversifying your customer base. During his remarks, Rod will provide updates on the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness, and other relief measures administered by the SBA.

Topics include:

* U.S. Department of Commerce’s Mission, Vision, Opportunities and Support

* SBA Trade Finance: General Outline and Programs

* International Market Overview and Leading Sector Procurement Opportunities

* Spotlight on “The Dominican Republic” 


International Commerce: Increasing Jobs at Home by Growing Exports, a webinar hosted by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC). Featured presenters include William “Bill” Houck, SBA Export Finance Manager.


Monday, August 30, 2021

1:00pm to 2:30pm (EDT)


Online. Login instructions will be sent to all registrants.


Click on the link below for additional information and to register. While there is no fee to attend, advanced registration is required and SPACE IS LIMITED.


If you have any questions about this activity, please call GWHCC at 202-728-0352 or email foundation@gwhcc.orgThis webinar series features live sign language interpretation and Spanish language translation services.


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