In advance of Wednesday's forum on lending to small business and economic recovery, the White House is happy to welcome SBA Administration Karen Mills today for a live video chat. Tune in at 3:15 EST today.
Administrator Mills explained a little more in-depth in a note last week:
A Message from the SBA Administrator on Helping Small Businesses:
A few weeks ago, President Obama asked the U.S. Small Business Administration and Department of Treasury to convene a forum to discuss how we can best get credit flowing to small businesses to help them make it through this recessions, and put them in a position to grow and create jobs.
We’re hosting the forum next week, and I want to make sure that everyone with a stake in our recovery has their voice heard.
Which is why I’ll be taking your questions live in advance of the event this Monday, November 16th, at 3:15pm EST in a live video discussion through WhiteHouse.gov/live or through the White House's live-chat application on Facebook.
And whether you can make the chat or not, I'd like to invite you to submit a question ahead of time by emailing us in advance. We’ll post the full video of the chat afterwards.
I’ll be able to share the concerns of small business owners I hear in the chat with the President and Secretary Geithner, at the Small Business Financing Forum and in our conversations and meetings afterwards.
The President called for this forum because he knows that small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and that they’re driving our recovery.
We want to open the doors and bring everyone who's involved in this historic effort to the table -- from Administration officials and Congressional leaders to lenders and small business owners like yourself – so we’ll also be streaming the conference at live WhiteHouse.gov/blog, Wednesday, November 18th, starting at 9am EST.