The 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is in Nebraska today.
She is the keynote speaker for the 2018 Governor’s Economic Development Summit in Lincoln and will visit the Omaha district SBA office. Omaha will be her 50th out of the 68 district offices she plans to visit at part of her “Ignite Tour.”
While in Omaha, McMahon will also visit Elliott Equipment Company, which has expanded using the SBA’s STEP program. The STEP program allocates grant money to state governors’ offices, which select companies that will use the funds to develop export markets.
McMahon calls it “somewhat of a mystery” that business start-ups have lagged a bit over the past several years.” She says one of her goals is to “revitalize that spirit of entrepreneurship.”
“The economy is really growing. The tax cut package is providing incentives and benefits for equipment purchases; regulations have been rolled back. You know, it’s the regulatory relief, too -- that you can write off purchases and equipment. This is really the right time in our country to start a business – couldn’t be better.”
McMahon encourages anyone considering starting, or growing, a small business to check out the SBA’s many programs and services. In addition to access to capital, these include mentorships, Women’s Business Centers, veterans’ outreach, technology development, and more.
For more information the website is SBA.gov