Champion for Small Businesses to Lead SBA

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on the confirmation of Isabel Guzman as the new Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

“We are thrilled by today’s vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Isabel Guzman as the new Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Throughout her career, Ms. Guzman has been and continues to be a champion for small businesses. And as the daughter of a small business owner and a former entrepreneur herself, her level of commitment to our small business community is critical as we work to preserve the vitality of our nation’s economy during COVID-19 and beyond. 

Small Business Majority has worked closely with Ms. Guzman to support small businesses nationally and in California, and has seen how devoted she is to putting the needs of small businesses, especially women and minority-owned businesses, front and center. In particular, we’ve been impressed by her diligent work to enhance California’s investments in small business and women’s development centers, and we are confident that she will use her vast experience to ensure that small business owners nationwide will be better off tomorrow than they are today. 

As the ongoing public health crisis continues to harm small businesses, the SBA’s role in preserving America’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has never been more important. Ms. Guzman’s steady leadership will be valuable in creating a solid pipeline to connect small business owners with the federal resources and tools they need to survive. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Ms. Guzman during this critical time for small businesses.”

About Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority is a national small business organization that empowers America's diverse entrepreneurs to build a thriving and equitable economy. We engage our network of more than 80,000 small businesses and 1,000 business and community organizations to advocate for public policy solutions and deliver resources to entrepreneurs that promote equitable small business growth. Our deep connections with the small business community along with our scientific research enable us to educate the public about key issues impacting America’s entrepreneurs, with a special focus on advancing the smallest businesses and those facing systemic inequalities. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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