About the Administrator
Karen Gordon Mills was sworn in April 6, 2009, as the 23rd Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration after being appointed by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. On January 13, 2012, she was elevated to serve in the President’s Cabinet.
She leads a team of 3,000 employees whose mission is to help entrepreneurs and small business owners grow and create jobs by providing greater access to capital, counseling, federal contracting opportunities, disaster assistance and more. Among its priorities, the SBA has a portfolio of more than $90 billion in loan guarantees. Each year, the agency helps leverage nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small businesses and supports free counseling and technical assistance to more than 1 million entrepreneurs. In addition, SBA provides disaster assistance to homeowners, renters, and businesses with the help of 2,000 additional on-call employees. Full Bio
The Administrator's Blog provides information about Federal Small Business initiatives and how SBA is continually working to improve the small business landscape for entrepreneurs. This section includes the Administrator's most recent ...
The Administrator often speaks with entrepreneurs, small business owners and other partners and stakeholders in America’s small business communities. These speeches cover a variety of topics with a blend of useful information about SBA, ...
The Administrator often provides alternative positions on small business related issues beyond what may be covered by mainstream media outlets. This section captures those Op-Eds.
The Administrator often provides comments to small business owners and other constituents. This section contains those letters.
- Congressional Testimony
The Administrator provides testimony to various Committees and Sub-Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. This section captures the Administrator's testimony.