Navigating Today's Small Business Landscape - How SBA is Investing in Your Ideas May 3, 2022, 4:45pm EDT May 3, 2022, 4:45pm EDT
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SBA Associate Administrators Bibi Hidalgo and Mark Madrid are joined by David Litt, former speechwriter to President Obama, in this fireside chat to discuss major initiatives from the past year that invest directly in small and disadvantaged businesses across the U.S. In this wide-ranging conversation, they talk about their own experiences as entrepreneurs and small business advocates, which have guided their work at SBA.

Watch along to hear how the Office of Entrepreneurial Development’s Community Navigators program and the Office of Government Contracting & Business Development’s socioeconomic certification programs are meeting small businesses where they are to promote growth, job creation, and wealth generation - especially in the country’s most underserved communities. 

This webinar is a part of the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE.

Cosponsorship Authorization No: 22-1-C. SBA’s participation in this event is not an endorsement of views, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact SBA, 409 3rd St, SW. Washington DC 20416 or SBA’s Answer Desk at 1-800-827-5722.

About the Presenter(s)

Bibi Hidalgo

Ms. Hidalgo oversees and reviews procurement-related policies for small business contractors hoping to work with the Federal Government, including Socially Disadvantaged firms, Woman-owned firms, Veteran-owned businesses, HUBZone businesses, and 8(a) Minority Business Development Program small businesses.

Associate Administrator for Government Contracting & Business Development, SBA
Mark Madrid - SBA

Mr. Madrid leads the OED, which is the SBA’s technical assistance arm with a national resource network including Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Women’s Business Centers (WBCs), SCORE, and the Office of Entrepreneurship Education.

Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development (OED), SBA
David Litt

David Litt entered the White House as a speechwriter in 2011, and left in 2016 as a senior presidential speechwriter and special assistant to the president. Since leaving government, David's work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, among others.

Contributing Writer, The Guardian

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