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A Dedicated Voice for Small Business

By Jeanne Hulit, Former Acting SBA Administrator
Published: September 3, 2013 Updated: September 3, 2013

Small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy, creating two out of every three net new private sector jobs.  And at the Small Business Administration, our job is to make sure that small businesses have the tools and the resources they need to succeed at every stage.

Over the past four and a half years, our Administrator Karen Mills has served as a tireless advocate for America’s small businesses.  Under her leadership, the SBA accomplished extraordinary work on behalf of America’s 28 million small businesses and as part of our nation’s economic recovery--including two record years of delivering more capital into the hands of small business owners and entrepreneurs than ever before. 

Following Administrator Mills’ departure last week, I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Acting Administrator for SBA--continuing the agency’s important legacy of creating more access and opportunity for entrepreneurs across the country.

During the past four years, I’ve had the opportunity to be part of SBA’s efforts to help small businesses across the country--both in the field as SBA’s New England Regional Administrator, and more recently overseeing our agency’s portfolio of more than $90 billion in loan guarantees as the Associate Administrator leading our Office of Capital Access.

I look forward to continuing the outstanding work of Administrator Mills and the agency staff on behalf of America’s small businesses.  We are the voice for small businesses, and the SBA team will continue to work for small businesses at every stage to provide more access to the capital, counseling, contracting opportunities and disaster assistance they need to grow, thrive, and help drive our nation’s economy.  

About the Author:

Jeanne Hulit

Former Acting SBA Administrator

Jeanne Hulit is the Acting Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA helps both Main Street and high-growth small businesses get access to capital, counseling, federal contracts, disaster assistance and more.


I have more knowledge about small business by reading your article, thank you firstly. As you said, the small business plays an important role in American economy. So the SBA's information is significant for the small business. I hope more information will be shown!
Very encouraging article to inspire every person from any field, it is relatively true that small business is a essential part of America's economy, it is rather providing much desired monetary help during critical times. Hence we are grateful towards SBA for its initiatives to encourage small business in its every form.
Nice article. I was caught by the first statement "Small business is the backbone of America's economy". If I were not mistaken, that means America's economy won't be progressive without the help of small businesses. For big business doesn't always start as big, but instead from small ones. Thumbs up for this article!    This post was edited to remove a link. Please review our Community Best Practices for more information about how best to participate in our online discussions. Thank you.

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