This afternoon, news broke that Linda McMahon, the SBA’s Administrator, is expected to resign.
Though people might quibble about specific, individual decisions by the SBA, we believe that Ms. McMahon’s tenure as SBA Administrator has been positive for small businesses. Ms. McMahon has appointed competent and capable individuals within the SBA who genuinely care about advancing the interests of small businesses. The SBA, moreover, has continued to try to make access to federal contracting easier for small businesses—not only through the roll-out of the All-Small Mentor/Protégé Program (which technically started in 2016), but also through major overhauls to the SDVOSB and HUBZone programs.
We hope that Ms. McMahon’s successor will continue the SBA’s mission of advancing the interest of small businesses. There’s no word yet on who that successor might be, but we’ll keep you posted.