BRIEF: SBA, Department of Labor website focuses on Self-Employment Assistance programs
Dec 25, 2012 (Menafn - El Paso Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor have a new website to support state workforce and unemployment agencies in implementing or enhancing Self-Employment Assistance programs.
"Our job at the SBA is to provide access and opportunity to entrepreneurs who want to start, grow or expand their business," said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. "For entrepreneurs who find themselves unemployed, the SEA website and toolkit will help them turn small business ownership into a reality and possibly put others back to work at the same time -- a win-win scenario."
The new website provides tools and technical assistance to states that are considering implementing or enhancing a self-employment assistance program, and additional resources to help savvy entrepreneurs launch their businesses and create new jobs.
"Small businesses are the country's economic engine, and programs like Self-Employment Assistance will encourage more Americans to pursue their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.
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