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Strengthening American Business: MBDA and SBA Team Up

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Strengthening American Business: MBDA and SBA Team Up

MBDA to host the 30th National Minority Enterprise Development Week

MBDA is excited to again convene the largest federally sponsored event on minority enterprise development. MBDA invites minority-owned businesses, MBDA clients and partners, as well as the general business community, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the National Minority Enterprise Development Week. Join MBDA at the nation's premier event for minority entrepreneurs and the public and private sectors. Read more here.

SBA Teams Up With AARP to Host Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day

A growing number of individuals over the age of 50+ are turning to small business ownership. We call them “encore entrepreneurs.” Whether you are interested in starting a small business right away or intend to wait until retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities. See great photos and more here.

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MBDA National Director David A. Hinson Speaks at the White House Business Council Forum

The White House Business Council Forum on Business in Indian Country brought together Native American and Alaska Native business owners with non-profit Indian Country support organizations. This dialogue enabled the Federal Government to share new information about programs and resources; and gave representatives of Indian Country an opportunity to express challenges and concerns for entrepreneurs and business owners. Read more here.

SBA and America's Banks are Increasing Small Business Lending

Last year, SBA announced that 13 of the nation’s largest banks had committed to increase lending for small businesses by $20 billion over the next three years. Today, that goal is already halfway met. And it's just one of the ways SBA has helped provide America’s small businesses with the access and opportunity they need to succeed. Read more here.

We want to hear from you!

MBDA National Director David HinsonMBDA National Director David A. Hinson wants to hear from you. To contact him, email

SBA Deputy Director Marie JOhnsSBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns wants to hear from you. To contact her, email


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