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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Wall Street Journal Asks, "Should an SBA Chief Have Experience As a Business Owner?"

Today, Kelly Spors from the wall street journal posted a blog on the Wall Street Journal's, "Independent Street" in which she asks readers,

"President Bush’s new choice to lead the U.S. Small Business Administration, Sandy Baruah, is already raising some questions and concerns among small-business groups.

Namely: Shouldn't the head of the government’s small-business arm have actual experience running a small business?"

In the post, Spors specifically references opposition from small business advocates like the American Small Business League (ASBL), which was voiced in an article featured in the Huffington Post by ASBL President Lloyd Chapman. (

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Huffington Post | New SBA Head Could Spell More Trouble for Middle-Class Firms

The following article was posted to the Huffington Post this morning:

Last week, President Bush announced that Santanu "Sandy" Baruah, head of the Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration, would be the third Bush appointee to head the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Like his successor Steven Preston, Baruah has no experience or background working with small businesses and hails from a corporate background. Small business advocates are concerned that Baruah will continue the Bush anti-small business policies that have been the status quo with the Bush Administration's previously appointed administrators.

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