Calvin Goings

Calvin posted 23 stories to Courier-Herald.
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Innovative support for small businesses | Calvin Goings, SBA Regional Administrator

The Puget Sound economy has added 106,618 jobs since January 2010. These jobs are made possible thanks to our local small businesses. Besides being the engines of our economy, they are the unique fabric of our community.

  • Dec 21st, 2015 6:34am

Innovative support for small susinesses | Calvin Goings, SBA Regional Administrator

The Puget Sound economy has added 106,618 jobs since January 2010. These jobs are made possible thanks to our local small businesses. Besides being the engines of our economy, they are the unique fabric of our community.

  • Dec 21st, 2015 6:34am

Make the switch to protect your bottom line | Small Business Administration

A major transition is happening in America and business owners who fail to act may see an impact on their bottom line. U.S. credit card companies have set October for the national adoption of chip cards.

  • Oct 19th, 2015 5:08am

Business booms for 50-plus | Calvin Goings

Entrepreneurs over the age of 50 are one of the fastest growing groups of new business owners. For age 50+ individuals, entrepreneurship offers an opportunity to use knowledge and experience that has been gained during a lifetime and put it toward creating a new business that can be rewarding and challenging.

  • Jun 8th, 2015 7:45pm

Business booms for 50-plus | Calvin Goings

Entrepreneurs over the age of 50 are one of the fastest growing groups of new business owners.

  • Jun 8th, 2015 7:44pm

Achieve smart, bold and accessible small business gains with the SBA | Calvin Goings

Government may be historically slow to adapt, but adapt we must. We’ve rebranded the U.S. Small nBusiness Administration (SBA) to stand for “Smart, Bold and Accessible.” The private sector implemented smart systems years ago. Now it’s our turn to catch up; America’s 28 million small businesses and many more potential entrepreneurs are counting on us.

  • Apr 10th, 2015 5:08pm

Achieve Smart, Bold and Accessible Small Business Gains with the SBA | Calvin Goings

Government may be historically slow to adapt, but adapt we must. We’ve rebranded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to stand for “Smart, Bold and Accessible.” The private sector implemented smart systems years ago. Now it’s our turn to catch up; America’s 28 million small businesses and many more potential entrepreneurs are counting on us.

  • Apr 10th, 2015 4:57pm

Boosting main street lending | Small Business Administration

Did you know two out of every three new private sector jobs are created by small businesses?

  • Feb 12th, 2015 1:45am

Boosting main street lending

Did you know two out of every three new private sector jobs are created by small businesses? Small businesses are the unique cornerstones of America and the backbone of our economy. And that’s why it’s so important for small businesses to have access to capital to start and grow their businesses.

  • Feb 5th, 2015 10:04pm

We can make it happen | Calvin W. Goings

At the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), we’re all about helping small businesses start, grow and succeed.

  • Dec 27th, 2014 2:19am

New loan model to support women entrepreneurs| Small Business Administration

Helping banks get to “yes” on small business loans for women entrepreneurs has never been more important to America’s economic health then it is right now.

  • Sep 4th, 2014 10:30pm

Small businesses gain federal contracts | Calvin Goings

In Fiscal Year 2013, our government awarded 23.39 percent in federal contracts to small businesses. That’s $83.1 billion of contracting dollars, according to SBA’s Small Business Procurement Scorecard.

  • Aug 11th, 2014 8:31pm

Feds are ready to assist veterans with business | Calvin Goings

Last week, Americans celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades, barbecues, baseball games and family reunions

  • Jul 8th, 2014 2:56am

Over 50 and looking for a business mentor? | Calvin W. Goings

Are you over 50 and looking for your next career? New research shows that one in four people age 44 to 70 are interested in starting their own business or nonprofit in the next five to ten years.

  • Apr 7th, 2014 12:12am

Help available for military vets | Calvin Goings, Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration

Our nation’s veterans have served our country proudly and bravely. They are true American heroes, and we must make sure that we’re doing everything possible to support them, once they re-enter civilian life.

  • Feb 21st, 2014 9:39pm

Shopping at small businesses strenghtens America | Calvin Goings

During the holiday season, Americans across the country have a unique opportunity to strengthen their local economies, support their communities and get great services and products by shopping small – shopping at small businesses, that is.

  • Dec 8th, 2013 5:55pm

Providing business help to veterans | Small Business Association

Across America, there are more than 250,000 service members transitioning out of our military and looking to start their own businesses.

  • Nov 16th, 2013 11:56pm

Attainable health coverage for small businesses

America’s 28 million small businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating two out of every three net new jobs and employing half of America’s workforce. From mom-and-pop stores and restaurants, to high-tech startups and productive manufacturers, small businesses are helping to drive the Washington economy and create jobs in our local communities.

  • Aug 23rd, 2013 5:44pm

The Affordable Care Act for Washington’s self-employed

There are currently 23 million self-employed entrepreneurs in United States and that number continues to rise, especially here in Washington. These innovative entrepreneurs reflect a diverse array of professions and businesses that are helping to drive our economy – from consultants and IT specialists to painters and roofers.

  • Jul 12th, 2013 7:55pm

Putting money in your hands | Small Business Administration

For two years in a row the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has helped to put more than $30 billion into the hands of small business owners across the country.

  • Jan 2nd, 2013 12:59am

Small Business Administration adds new programs to assist business

To help our nation recover from the biggest recession since the Great Depression, the U.S. Small Business Administration stepped in and supported more than $79 billion to more than 150,000 small businesses since 2009.

  • Jul 11th, 2012 1:10am

Calvin Goings: National Small Business Week seeks to honor America’s economic engines

To recognize the enormous contributions of these businesses, each year the U.S. Small Business Administration hosts National Small Business Week. It is an opportunity to pause and pay tribute to the men and women who are starting and growing companies that are transforming their industries.

  • May 4th, 2012 10:25pm

It’s tax season! Do you know all the tax credits that might benefit you?

Many small businesses don’t realize that 17 small business tax cuts have already been signed into law and an additional five small business tax cuts are proposed for 2013. These tax cuts are available to all types of small businesses, from main street shops to high growth startups.

  • Mar 30th, 2012 6:23pm