SBA’s New Administrator Closer to Being Approved

February 7, 2017

WWE’s McMahon still standing after positive confirmation hearing for SBA role

Source: Federal News Radio, Meredith Somers, January 24, 2017

An advocate for the underdog is what small businesses can expect if Linda McMahon is confirmed as the Small Business Administration’s new leader.

McMahon is President Donald Trump’s pick for SBA administrator, and she is perhaps most famous as a founder and CEO for the WWE —  her daughter and son-in-law, both professional wrestlers, sat in the audience behind her at her Jan. 24 confirmation hearing

During her appearance before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, McMahon pledged her support to level the playing field for women, service-disabled veterans and minority small business owners looking to contract with the federal government.

Asked by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) about how she planned to work with federal agencies to increase small business opportunities for contracts, McMahon said her first step would be to understand the projects themselves, then find the best fit and helping hand for a particular business.

“I think that in terms of the prime contracts and the subcontracts, we need to make sure that we’ve got that adequate representation for that growth,” McMahon said. “And so I would want to make sure that our businesses have the right outreach, the right advocates in those markets. That’s what I would focus on, is trying to make sure we have those right advocates.”  READ MORE….

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