Maria Contreras-Sweet

The would-be buyer balked after seeing the books.
The Hollywood outsider hopes to transform the film studio into a "woman-led venture."
The board of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's former company ended negotiations to sell the studio for $500 million.
Small Business Administration - The SBA is a no cost and valuable resource which is funded through your federal tax dollars
Last fiscal year the federal government set a new record for the highest percentage of contracting dollars awarded to women-owned small businesses in the history of the United States. 17.8 billion dollars was injected into the U.S. economy through women-owned small business contracts.
America's greatest innovators come from all states, not just from Silicon Valley. They can be students in Boise, a farmer in McMullen or a single parent in Anchorage. Unfortunately, securing the resources they need is often a daunting task.
Maria Contreras-Sweet, who came to the United States from Mexico as a child, is the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). In this interview, Contreras-Sweet discusses her approach to leading the SBA and explains how her immigrant background shaped her outlook on public service.
Our nation's smallest businesses -- the self-employed and micro-businesses -- represent the heart and soul of America's middle class. Yet, America's small businesses face critical challenges that prevent them from opening, growing and expanding.
"Why is it during a period of budget downturn," NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams asked, "why does education -- you'll