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Maria Contreras Sweet

Small Businesses: The Top Seven Resources to Help You Conquer Problems and Grow

Helen Callier | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Helen Callier

Small businesses play an important role in the United States by creating over 50% of the private jobs and by infusing hundreds of millions of dollars ...

Women Make History Again as Women Business Owners Achieve Federal Contracting Benchmark

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 03.04.2017 | Women
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Last fiscal year the federal government set a new record for the highest percentage of contracting dollars awarded to women-owned small businesses in the history of the United States. 17.8 billion dollars was injected into the U.S. economy through women-owned small business contracts.

Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Spotlight at White House Today

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

America's greatest innovators come from all states, not just from Silicon Valley. They can be students in Boise, a farmer in McMullen or a single parent in Anchorage. Unfortunately, securing the resources they need is often a daunting task.

Maria Contreras-Sweet on Running the Small Business Administration

Tom Fox | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

Maria Contreras-Sweet, who came to the United States from Mexico as a child, is the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). In this interview, Contreras-Sweet discusses her approach to leading the SBA and explains how her immigrant background shaped her outlook on public service.

Encouraging Self-Employment Should Be a Focal Point of the New Small Business Administrator

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 06.18.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

Our nation's smallest businesses -- the self-employed and micro-businesses -- represent the heart and soul of America's middle class. Yet, America's small businesses face critical challenges that prevent them from opening, growing and expanding.

An Open Letter to Maria Contreras-Sweet

Chris Hurn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

A small business owner's wishlist for the new SBA Administrator Dear Ms. Contreras-Sweet, I have a vested interest in the U.S. Small Business Admin...

Anna Almendrala

How To Improve CA's Schools, According To Eli Broad & Others (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

"Why is it during a period of budget downturn," NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams asked, "why does education -- you'll forgive the phrase -- take...