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Head of U.S. Small Business Administration Meets with Stamford Entrepreneurs

Women's Business Development Center helps women in small business succeed

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Stamford, CT | Added on March 10, 2015 At 04:00 PM

Downtown Stamford can be easily reccognized, with its big buildings housing large businesses. 

"People see Stamford only as big business, big corporations. But those large corporations depend on a lot of small businesses," said Mayor David Martin. 

The Women's Business Development Center in Stamford helps women entrepreneurs succeed. 

"We help them wrote business plans, access capital, and we help them access markets," said Fran Pastore the President and CEO of WBDC. 

The United States small business administrator Maria Contreras Sweet met with these women to discuss the success of small business...

"The nation is experiencing unprecedented job growth. We are celebrating 59 months of consecutive job growth. Two thirds of that is small business," said Contreras-Sweet. 

...and to ask for support in the future of small business. 

"The president is really pushing right now for the Trans-Pacific Partnership," said Contreras-Sweet. 

The TPP would allow the president to enter into a trade agreement with the Pacific Rim countries. This would create proper rules of engagement such as labor and environmental standards, which would in turn allow small business to more easily export to these countries.

For more information on the SBA, visit www.sba.gov.


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