Linda McMahon, the head of the Small Business Administration who was nominated to her position by Donald Trump, aims to visit all 68 SBA districts across America by the end of 2018 to hear from small business leaders about their issues and concerns.
Her next stop is Chester County.
McMahon will be the keynote speaker at the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry’s 2018 Small Business Awards Breakfast and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 7:30-9:30 AM at the Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester.
The SBA is a government agency that provides support to small business and entrepreneurs through loans. McMahon advocates on behalf of the 30 million small businesses across the country, and leads a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring entrepreneurs have the support and tools they need to start, grow, and succeed in business.
McMahon’s surname is synonymous with professional wrestling, as her husband Vince McMahon is the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
“My husband and I started sharing a desk in our basement,” McMahon told the Wilmington News Journal during her visit to Delaware last week. “The WWE that is today, which is a globally traded company and a public company, started with he and I.
“So I can walk the walk and talk the talk of businesses as startups.”
McMahon has been to 32 districts in 28 states so far, and among the most pressing issues small business owners have across the country include tax reform, the cost of healthcare, rolling back regulations, and workforce development.
“We’re helping businesses create jobs, but now we have to make sure that we have the employee pipe to fill the needs of those businesses,” she said.
According to the News Journal, McMahon said that the latest tax reform will give entrepreneurs who want to start businesses more money in their pockets with more startup capital.
“If I were a real serious betting woman, other than rolling the dice on business, I would tell you I think we’re going to see very positive results,” she said.
Anyone may attend the CCCBI’s 2018 Small Business Awards Breakfast and Annual Meeting. Tickets for chamber members are $50, while tickets for non-members are $60.
Click here to register, or, if you would like more information, contact Emily Good, the Chamber’s Director of Events, at 610-725-9100 or email@example.com.