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The SBA and the Treasury Department held a forum on November 18 to “discuss ideas for increasing small business’s access to capital." Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who cohosted along with SBA chief Karen Mills, said he “hopes” the administration will be able to put in place “the next wave of ideas,” many of which will presumably be from the forum, “by the end of next year.” Why so long?
Seventy people attended the six-hour forum, including 17 small business owners. The rest of the attendees were lenders and advocates. Ideas from the forum are being assembled for President Obama and will be available on line.
Read the article in The New York Times.