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SBA and IEEE-USA partner to help entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs and established small businesses will find it easier to get technical advice to support their businesses. The ieeeusa-logo1U.S. Small Business Administration has partnered with the IEEE-USA ((Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), according to SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills.

Under the agreement SBA and IEEE-USA will coordinate efforts to support entrepreneurs in the technology and engineering fields, making it easier for start ups and established small businesses alike to get access to technical experts for business counseling and information about SBA programs.

The IEEE-USA is a non-profit association of more than 200,000 engineers, scientists, and allied professionals whose technical interests are established in electrical engineering, computer science, and related disciplines dedicated to fostering technological innovation and excellence.

 “The SBA and IEEE-USA have joined together to help some of the nation’s most innovative entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses,” said Mills.  “This cooperative agreement means that more technical businesses will be able to benefit from SBA programs, services and financial assistance as they create the jobs of the 21st century.”

IEEE-USA is a leading professional association for the advancement of technology in areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others. 

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration, www.sba.gov


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