The Office of Communications Business Opportunities promotes competition and innovation in telecommunications ownership and information services. The office also supports opportunities for small, women-owned, and minority-owned communications businesses.


Sanford S. Williams
Sanford S. Williams


Phone: (202) 418-0716

Fax: (202) 418-0235


U.S.-SBA: National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW): Nov. 2-6, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) November 2-6, 2020. They will showcase our nation’s military and veteran-owned businesses all week long. This year’s theme is #VetBiz Resources in Your Local Community which highlights the breadth of free to low-cost entrepreneurial resources that veteran and military entrepreneurs can access right in their neighborhood. View: a full list of events taking place across the country; the NVSB kickoff video from Administrator Jovita Carranza; and the Presential Message on NVSBW.

Symposium on Access to Capital for Small and Diverse Broadcasters

The Access to Capital Working Group of the FCC's Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) and the FCC’s Media Bureau are co-hosting this virtual symposium on November 6, 2020.

U.S. SBA – Women Empowering Women

The SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Connect with the training and funding opportunities specifically for women.

OCBO Video Series: "Did You Know?"

A series of 9 short videos designed to educate the public on topics pertaining to small, minority, and women-owned businesses and the various functions of the FCC Office of Communications Business Opportunities.

U.S. SBA Resources and Business Partners

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. The SCORE Association, supported by SBA, is a nonprofit association of thousands of volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories. SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors.

The Health and Human Services Small Business Calendar of Events

The Health and Human Services are sponsoring vendor outreach sessions and other business-related events from across the government.