SBA Chief : U.S. Small Business Administration Chief Isabella Casillas Guzman visited Dallas on Wednesday to honor brave businesses who survived tough economic times. This three-year roller coaster includes a global pandemic, supply chain challenges, inflation, and labor shortages.
Hope arises from fresh ventures. Texas submitted 1.1 million of 12.2 million new company applications in the past three years.
DEC Network officials and President Joe Biden’s cabinet member Guzman held productive meetings. These discussions centered on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) commitment to linking Dallas-Fort Worth entrepreneurs to mentorship and finance.
Their principal partnership is the Community Navigator pilot program for underserved companies. SBA partnerships with community groups like The DEC Network help small companies prosper.
The SBA sponsors 51 community navigators, including the remarkable nonprofit DEC Network, which improves communities. The SBA has awarded $5 million to Texas small companies to enhance their economy and allocated $100 million from the 2021 American Rescue Plan to support these transformative activities.
Entrepreneurship depends on money, Guzman said. Her lecture at Dallas College’s Bill J. Priest Institute, noted for workforce and economic development, empowered.
The DEC Network’s pioneering Community Navigator Program proudly promotes diverse entrepreneurs. 70% of their clients are female entrepreneurs, and over two-thirds are Black, displaying their diversity and empowerment.
Holy Rollie Pastry Shop co-founder Kimberly Matthews inspires. She made peach cobbler, strawberry, and red velvet cinnamon buns in September 2020. She founded a store to acquire help as a chemist and MBA.
Following her sister’s guidance, Matthews received funds from DEC Network partner LiftFund Dallas/Fort Worth Women’s Business Center. Thanks to this unique relationship, she opened a brick-and-mortar store in April.
This assistance let Matthews focus on her business. Isabella Casillas Guzman’s tour to Dallas and beyond inspired hope,
entrepreneurship, and devotion. The SBA’s support will help creative entrepreneurs overcome obstacles