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The SBA Administrator


Maria Contreras-Sweet became the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet on April 7, 2014. She is a successful business executive, entrepreneur, and state cabinet official. Throughout her career, she has been a champion of diversity, access to capital and equal opportunity for all Americans.

Blogs by the Administrator

  • September 17, 2015
    By SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Square CEO Jack Dorsey  This October, America will take a major step to mitigate fraud and improve our financial security by migrating away... Read More
  • September 10, 2015
    You start a new business funded by the savings of your family and friends. You feel a heavy weight. You work harder than you ever have to perfect your product, open your doors, manage your working... Read More
  • September 04, 2015
    September 5th, 1882, was a Tuesday. That day, five local unions in New York City reserved the city’s largest park for a massive celebration of its laborers. The organizers were concerned no one... Read More
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