Phoenix business owner: SBA can do more to help small firms launch


WASHINGTON – A Phoenix business owner told members of Congress this week that the Small Business Administration is doing a better job of giving minority-owned small businesses a leg up, but that the agency still needs to improve.

The comments by Fortis Networks Inc. CEO Clarence McAllister echoed those of other witnesses at a House Small Business Committee oversight hearing that was called on Sept. 18 to review the SBA’s 8(a) program, which aims to help “disadvantaged” firms with federal…

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