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S. Florida Newsletter – November 2022

Message from our District Director J. Malcom Richards

In November, when the Nation collectively celebrates Thanksgiving, we begin to focus our attention on Gratitude for what we have. At the SBA South Florida District Office we are thankful to have turned the corner on Covid and are looking forward to what the New Year will bring. We are appreciative of our Resource Partners who consistently provided their high-quality knowledge, expertise and guidance that helped so many of our small businesses to pivot and survive the pandemic. We are also thankful to our Lending partners who provided nearly 3,000 SBA-backed loans to small businesses valued over $1.8B to propel them forward. Most of all, we are grateful to our small business owners and entrepreneurs who, through their tenacity and resilience, have continued to provide stability to our economy and our communities. On that note, make sure to nominate an outstanding business for Small Business Person of the Year.

At SBA, we are committed to ensuring equal access to our programs and services by every sector of the small business community. November is National Native American Month; check out these resources for your business. At the beginning of November SBA celebrates the achievements of veterans who are successful business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week. And, this month on Veterans Day, we express our gratitude to the men and women of our Armed Forces who defend the Nation. Additionally, we are pleased to be a part of the soft launch of SBA’s National Strategic Alliance with the Divine 9. If you’re in the Miami area, mark your calendars and join us in-person on November 3rd in Opa-Locka, Florida.

Finally, please remember to support your local small businesses and communities by shopping and dining on Small Business Saturday, November 26th. As you can see, November is jam-packed with opportunities to engage with SBA and we hope you will. We are Thankful for YOU!

Marching Toward #VetBiz Success
The SBA North & South Florida District Offices
Virtual Event
November 2, 2022 – 10am – 11:30AM ED
Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as we celebrate, connect, and empower service members including Veterans of all eras, Active-Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future. This FREE virtual event will provide valuable information from SBA and our partners, on the programs and services that are available, to help you launch or grow your veteran owned small business.
Don’t forget to register to save your virtual seat!

State of Florida Virtual B2B Reboot
Nov 15-16, 2022; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Virtual 2 Day Training Class

Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate.

Find events and training specially designed for veterans, their spouses, widows and widowers here.

National Pan-Hellenic Council Presents Access to Capital & Resources for Entrepreneurs – November 3rd 6pm
Take your business to the next level. Learn about resources to help you start and grow your business. Presented in Collaboration with The City of Opa-Locka, D9 Presenters and the U.S. Small Business Adminstration. Network with local organizations and hear from US SBA Guest Speakers:
NPHC Miami Dade – Dr, Keietta Givens, President
SBA Disaster Office – Warren D. Miller, Senior Advisor
SBA Region, IV, Southeast – Allen M. Thomas, Regional Administrator
In Person Information Session – Sherbondy Village Center – 215 North Perviz Avenue, Opa-Locka Fl 33054.
Register: Access to Capital & Resources by NPHC Miami-Dade – Guest SBA Tickets, Thu, Nov 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite
If you are not in Miami, no problem! You can join us virtually.

Thinking about starting or growing a business? Check out SBA’s programs and services: Small Business Administration (

National Apprenticeship Week
November 14 – 20, 2022
National Apprenticeship week highlights programs that help employers recruit, build and retain a highly skilled workforce through apprenticeship programs:
Explore Apprenticeship |

SBA knows that veterans index very high for success in business. Check out the many resources available at SBA’s Veterans Business.

More Events and Workshops
Find events | U.S. Small Business Administration (
Florida Women’s Business Center Workshops
Tampa Bay Women’s Business Center Workshops
Broward SCORE Workshops
Miami-Dade SCORE Workshops
Space Coast SCORE Workshops
Treasure Coast SCORE Workshops

Check out our Website for more Events!

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Find your district office HERE

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