Supporting women entrepreneurs to recover and overcome today’s challenges | Bermejo-Reno Gazette Journal | Region & Cash

Elmy Bermejo

This opinion column was submitted by Elmy Bermejo, Regional Administrator for Region IX of the US Small Business Administration. She oversees the agency’s programs and services in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam.

The pandemic has tested the progress of the record number of women-owned businesses started over the past decade. Today, women-owned companies are driving our economy’s historic recovery and delivering some of the strongest rates of job creation and new business applications in American history. Shop Small came to the fore during the pandemic as consumers across the country saw the local economic impact of small businesses.

As newly appointed regional administrator for SBA Region IX by President Biden, I have the honor to speak with women entrepreneurs to learn how the SBA can support them so their businesses not only recover, but excel in today’s economy. SBA is committed to promoting equity by ensuring women entrepreneurs have the resources to create a level playing field.

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