Tag Archives: Maria Contreras-Sweet

Mark Rockefeller, Michael Phipps Join SBA’s Veteran Small Business Devt Task Force

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, has appointed StreetShares CEO Mark Rockefeller and Michael Phipps, managing director at The Millennium Group International, as members of the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development. SBA said Thursday Rockefeller and Phipps will serve on the advisory board for two years and attend quarterly meetings …

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SBA Unveils Support Website for Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has launched a new website designed to simplify the application process for small companies and entrepreneurs that aim to do business with the federal government. Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA administrator, said in a statement released Tuesday the agency created the certify.sba.gov website to build on its ongoing programs such as LINC, the Start …

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SBA’s Maria Contreras-Sweet: Women-Owned Small Firms Hit $18B in FY 2015 GovCon Dollars

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, has announced that the federal government awarded contracts worth approximately $17.8 billion to women-owned small businesses in fiscal year 2015. She said in a statement published Wednesday the government has exceeded its goal to award 5 percent of all federal small business contracts …

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Maria Contreras-Sweet: SBA Moves to Resolve HR, IT, Contracting Program Challenges

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator at the Small Business Administration, has informed a House committee that the agency launched efforts to address agency operations management issues identified during audits by the SBA Inspector General and Government Accountability Office. Contreras-Sweet told the House Small Business Committee in a written testimony published Thursday that SBA formed a working group to …

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SBA: Agencies Beat Small Business Contracting Targets for 2014

The Small Business Administration found that almost 25 percent or $91.1 billion of federal agency contracts were awarded to small businesses during the 2014 fiscal year. It represented the highest small business contracting rate since Congress established a 23 percent target in 1997, SBA said Friday. FY 2014’s numbers increased …

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