As you know we mainly (99.9%) cover small business technology issues, but a new head of the Small Business Administration is important. As the new SBA head directs and oversees small business loans and so many other programs.
Karen Mills has been nominated by President Elect Obama as the head of the Small Business Administration
Forbes writes Karen Mills of Brunswick, Maine, is no stranger to the concerns and demands of the business community. Mills has worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co. and as a product manager for General Foods.. In 1999 she co-founded the New York-based venture capital firm Solera Capital, and she is currently the managing director of Scotts Miracle-Gro and a director of Arrow Electronics (nyse: ARW – news – people ), a Mellville, N.Y.-based distributor with a $2.1 billion market capitalization. She also serves as an adviser to Maine Gov. John Baldacci and as the chair of his Council on Competitiveness and the Economy.
Although there are so many variables related to the success or failure of any particular business, the governments agency overseeing small business growth and development, the SBA, plays an important role.
The SBA oversees, the Small Business Development Centers (wherein consultants help small businesses), Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) which provides free counseling from retired executives to small businesses and oversees small business loans. These programs and others are critical to many small businesses.
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