SBA Awards Strategic Alliance Memorandum to NAWBO Greater Raleigh to benefit North Carolina Women Business Owners


SBA Awards Strategic Alliance Memorandum to NAWBO Greater Raleigh to benefit North Carolina Women Business Owners

September 18, 2018 (Raleigh, NC):  On Wednesday, September 26, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will formally present its new partnership with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater Raleigh Chapter. The Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) between SBA and NAWBO is an agreement and partnership to work together to help start, maintain and expand small women-owned businesses in the community. The presentation will take place at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center in Raleigh at the NAWBO Greater Raleigh Business Luncheon, which begins at 11:30 am.

This agreement is meant to develop and foster mutual understanding and a working relationship between the SBA and the NAWBO Greater Raleigh to strengthen and expand small business development for women in North Carolina. Mike Arriola, the SBA North Carolina Deputy District Director will present the SAM at the ceremonial signing to NAWBO Past-President, Sarah Glova.

“North Carolina is home to over 330,000 women-owned businesses. The SBA is committed to helping women start and develop viable business,” said North Carolina Deputy District Director Mike Arriola. “This partnership will further support women exploring entrepreneurship in the state.”

“For the last 40 years, NAWBO-Raleigh has been amplifying the largest and loudest voice for women business owners in the United States. This SBA partnership will add even more value as we continue to prepare, educate and equip women business owners in the Greater Raleigh area for sustainable business growth,” says Wendy Coulter, NAWBO Greater Raleigh Chapter President.

About NAWBO Greater Raleigh:

Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of America's more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries.   NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business growth. It is the area’s premier provider of leadership development resources, opportunities, and programs that propel women entrepreneurs into economic and political positions of leadership and influence. Learn more and join us at:

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

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