SBA and Small Business Majority Announce New Partnership to Engage Entrepreneurs on Current Topics of Concern

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

“The EDGE” webinar series will bring together SBA Region 8 officials, small business advocates for discussions on how to build and grow a thriving business

Denver, Colo. – On Tuesday, April 23, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Small Business Majority will launch The EDGE—a new six-part webinar series for small businesses in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. This partnership will deliver small business resources on some of the most pressing issues affecting small business owners, including access to capital in rural communities, workforce development, resources to grow childcare business, and enhancing cyber security.

“This innovative and necessary partnership between the SBA and Small Business Majority allows us to reach a larger segment of the small business population throughout the Rocky Mountain Northern Plains area,” said SBA Regional Administrator Aikta Marcoulier. “Our goal is to provide timely training on critical topics such as workforce development, access to business capital, and cybersecurity, which all businesses desperately need in today’s changing economy.”

Through these webinars, members of the small business community will be connected to a suite of tools and strategies to develop long-term, stable growth. The first webinar in this series, scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, will provide tips for navigating the rural small business financing landscape, including what to look for and avoid while searching for funds.

“States within this targeted region have a healthy small business economy and a strong entrepreneurial spirit,” said Lindsey Vigoda, Colorado Director & National Quality Jobs Policy Director for Small Business Majority. “But they need additional support in order to thrive, and equally important, they need information about where to turn to find that support. We are excited to partner with the SBA to connect entrepreneurs with valuable tools and resources that will help them grow and strengthen their businesses.”

SBA and Small Business Majority remain steadfast in efforts to lower barriers to opportunity for small businesses and ensure they have equitable access to capital, business essentials and resources that will drive sustainable growth.

For additional information on The EDGE webinar series, please visit:

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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 85,000 small businesses and 1,500 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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