Commentary: Makerspaces – Investing in our nation’s workforce

There are makerspaces located in every corner of the world, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to capitalize on their own innovative ideas. Each brings opportunities for training today’s and tomorrow’s skilled workers needed for our thriving economy. The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a new competition that will invest in their continued success. A makerspace […]

Commentary: Women-owned businesses are succeeding in US economy

Women entrepreneurs make up a growing share of U.S. small business owners. The American Express 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses report, which makes its projections based on data from the most recent U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners, estimates that they own 12.3 million companies in the U.S. — compare that to 1972 when […]

COMMENTARY: Highlighting economic growth for Hispanic-Americans

Since 1968, this nation has officially observed the cultures and traditions of those, like me, who trace their heritage to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. First recognized by President Lyndon Johnson and Congress with a week-long celebration, and now spanning Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, National […]

COMMENTARY: SBA helps level playing field for women-owned business

Each March, SBA joins the rest of the nation in celebrating National Women’s History Month by commemorating the historic contributions of women to our country and to our economy. This is also a great time to point out the administration’s commitment to help women compete as equals in the small business world. Women entrepreneurs have […]