U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet hosts Veteran Woman business owners for a special Veteran's Day Google Hangout-On-Air.
The participants discuss the various support mechanisms the SBA offers to aspiring small business owners and existing businesses. Particular emphasis is given to programs from Veterans of the Armed Services and Woman-Owned-Businesses.
Many of the SBA programs offering Small Business Grants, Loan Programs and Counseling Programs for women are offered through state agencies.
The SBA is dedicated to lend a hand to the service people in America and directly links with the Patriot Express Loan for veterans who desire to initiate their own business and want to start commercial activities. The SBA also plays a role in encouraging growth and job creation during the process, which is an indispensable part to support economic prosperity.
In keeping with this mission, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture has recently established the Common Bean Productivity Research for Global Food Security Competitive Grants Program in an attempt to develop approaches and methods that can efficiently address the various challenges facing common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) production among small holder producers in food insecure countries.