The government’s top official charged with advocating for small business is now a member of the White House cabinet, President Obama announced
There’s a lot of movement on Capitol Hill these days, or at least there is the potential for it, and it’s largely in the name of small business. President Obama has recently expanded his cabinet with the addition of the chief of the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Is it going to work for you?
As reported here in Businessweek, and in many places beyond, President Obama has launched an initiative to reorganize and condense six of the agencies responsible for various segments of the economy, not least of which being the SBA.
There is still concern that it may end up being a largely symbolic gesture, and perhaps also only a pre-election “political move.”
So, how will it affect you?
According to Robb Mandelbaum over at the New York Times, the reaction is mixed amongst small business persons.
Reference: Bloomberg Businessweek (January 13, 2012) “Obama Makes SBA Chief a Cabinet Member”