SBA Forms Alliance With National Black MBA Association To Benefit Small Businesses

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Cassius Butts will formally commit SBA resources to strengthen small business startups and expansion among members of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) during the Entrepreneurial Institute Closing Session at the NBMBAA’s 38th National Conference & Exposition at the New Orleans Convention Center today, Friday October 14, 2016.

         Both the SBA Regional Administrator and Jesse J. Tyson, the NBMBAA CEO and President, will attend the Closing Session at the New Orleans Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., at 4:30 p.m.

         The SBA will specifically make available the Business Smart Toolkit when the two organizations sign a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM).  The Toolkit is intended to educate and enable small business owners – from those looking to open their first small business, to established business owners hoping to expand and grow. It contains a variety of small business and financial literacy topics that include business start-up basics, the essentials of becoming credit-ready, and resources for small business education and support.

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         The SBA was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012, has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. 

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