ICYMI: SBA Administrator Guzman’s Visit to Local Black-Owned Businesses in Celebration of Black History Month

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Administrator Guzman Highlights the Biden-Harris Administration’s Black Small Business Boom

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Last week, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses, visited three Black-owned small businesses in Washington, D.C. to highlight how President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is delivering for Black entrepreneurs.

Administrator Guzman’s visit included a stop at Black + Forth and Spice Suite, where she learned about owner Angel Gregario’s initiatives to support Black entrepreneurship with free classes on topics like marketing and bookkeeping. Administrator Guzman also visited Here’s the Scoop!, a Black woman-owned ice cream and dessert shop, and talked with owner Karin Sellers about her business’s focus on building community.

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At Ben’s Chili Bowl, a historic Black-owned business in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s vibrant U Street Corridor, Administrator Guzman spoke with owner and founder Virginia Ali for a conversation about her family’s entrepreneurial journey. See below for a video highlight from Administrator Guzman’s visit to Ben’s Chili Bowl:

https://youtu.be/Vv7jDqT2eiE

For more information about SBA’s loan programs, financial assistance, and other services, visit www.sba.gov.

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

CONTACT: Christine Saah Nazer U.S. Small Business Administration 202-756-0304 [email protected] Han Nguyen U.S. Small Business Administration 202-756-0304 [email protected] 

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