Author Archives: Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon serves as the 25th administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. As a member of President Trump’s cabinet, she advocates on behalf of the 28 million small businesses in America, which employ nearly half of all American workers and account for 56.8 million jobs.

One Year Later … Do You Have a Plan?

Hurricane Harvey narrowly missed the Valley in 2017 as it churned its way along with Texas Gulf Coast. (National Weather Service)

Over the past year, the U.S. Small Business Administration has helped thousands of residents and entrepreneurs in Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico rebuild their homes and businesses damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Many are still recovering from the storms that caused unprecedented physical and economic devastation. After Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 26, 2017, the SBA quickly ramped…

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips For Business

A Texas task force convoy crosses a two-mile bridge after Hurricane Dolly made landfall at South Padre Island in 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

For this blog about Hurricane Season preparedness, we thought it would make sense to get some business continuity tips from a real expert — a business owner who survived multiple disasters. Three Brothers Bakery, a 69-year-old business owned by Janice and Robert Jucker, suffered losses of around $1 million after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston last August. In 2008, the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike forced the couple to close the…

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SBA: Honoring Texas Entrepreneurs

Lower Rio Grande Valley office provides for small businesses As a child, Sherrill Lester played on the floor of her father’s machine shop. She got used to the sounds and smells of metal work and eventually launched her own career in the steel industry. Today, she is president of QMF Steel, a $6.5 million manufacturing business with 28 employees in rural Campbell, Texas. Lester and her team worked with the…

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Writing YOUR Success Story

Once upon a time … It’s the classic opening to our favorite fairy tales. As children we dream of magic potions and knights in shining armor that will provide our happily ever after. How were we to know that our own hard work, skill and determination could be far more effective? Once upon a time, my husband and I started our business sharing a desk. As he developed our product…

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