Photo of OCBO Director Sanford WilliamsThe 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, Director

Communications Business Opportunities Headlines


U.S. SBA –March 8, 2019, Free Course

Selling Your Small Business: Creating a Buyer through Employee Ownership

U.S. SBA – We THRIVE Women Entrepreneurs Conference:

The DC SCORE Chapter, in partnership with the U.S. SBA for a full day conference on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at George Mason University's Arlington Campus

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.

U.S. SBA Lender Match Connects

The U.S. SBA will lender match small businesses with SBA Approved Lenders

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.