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EPGD Law Probate

Why You Need A Federal SBA Certification Post Coronavirus Pandemic.

Small Business Association 8(a) Certification   The Small Business Association (SBA) received significant media coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you may be aware, the SBA was responsible for providing millions of dollars’ worth of loans to small businesses suffering as a result of the pandemic. However, what you may not know is the SBA has long championed small businesses and offers various small business certifications. What is the 8(a) SBA Certification? Each year the federal government aims to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses. To find qualified small businesses, the federal...Read More

EPGD Law Government

What the Supreme Court Ruling on Employment Rights Means for LGBTQ workers under Title VII

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sex, now also protects gay, lesbian, or transgender employees from being fired based on their sexual orientation. The ruling also upheld lower court rulings saying that sex discrimination included sexual orientation discrimination....Read More

EPGD Law Small Business

Does Florida Have Small Business Certifications?

Miami-Dade County Small Business Programs In addition to the Federal and Florida government certifications, small businesses in Miami-Dade County can apply for a local certification called the Miami-Dade County Small Business Enterprise (SBE). What is the Miami-Dade County Small Business Enterprise? Within the Miami-Dade Internal Services Department, the Small Business Development (SBD) serves the County’s small business community and runs the Small Business Enterprise Programs. The program certifies small businesses and provides the opportunity for small businesses to bid on local government contracts. In the 2015-2016 fiscal year the SBD awarded over $166 million to certified small businesses in Miami-Dade...Read More