Sgt. Michallie Wesley, an operations noncommissioned officer in B Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-Center, answers a question as a panelist taking part in an interactive discussion on the theme of "Women Serving in Combat" at Camp Liberty, Iraq, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Sardam) (released)
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Veteran’s Day: Veterans make great entrepreneurs

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In the near term more than 250,000 service members a year will transition into civilian life and become veterans, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This means the economy...
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National Small Business Week Celebrates the American Entrepreneurial Spirit

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Starting National Small Business Week, who better than our very best Latina Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA Administrator, to address the importance of celebrating the drive, innovation and economic impact of the Latina entrepreneurial spirit.
MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo innovation and research
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MBDA National Director on 2017 innovation and research budget for minority businesses

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President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal to increase innovation and research in support of the growing number of minority-owned businesses was announced
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Government contracts why gender equality is still an issue

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While SBA may have reached a new benchmark in contracts to women-owned business, it’s actually quite discouraging a figure of five percent, especially when women now own 36 percent of all businesses in the US.
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Exporting for small businesses now a STEP away with SBA

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For small business owners, it might be a scary proposition to get entangled with the import-export red tape but now The State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program (STEP),
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Women-owned small biz federal contract program, friend or foe?

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Are you a certified minority or women-owned business? And what…
Carlos Medina, Pres SHCCNJ, Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA Administrator, Luis O De la Hoz, SVP The Intersect Fund, and Tayde Aburto, Pres HCEC.
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Contreras-Sweet invited as speaker for SHCC of NJ

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Attending the National Annual Conference of the United States…
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SBA corner: Maria Contreras-Sweet at LULAC

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Excerpts of Maria Contreras-Sweet speech at LULAC Convention (Speech…