WASHINGTON ─ The U.S. Small Business Administration and Operation HOPE, Inc., signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) to encourage entrepreneurship and economic empowerment through increased collaboration on entrepreneurial and financial education for small business owners.
The alliance signing took place at Operation HOPE’s HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit November 13, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga. with John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE’s founder and CEO, Tameka Montgomery, SBA Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development, and SBA Region Four Administrator Cassius Butts.
“The SBA is pleased to work with Operation HOPE, Inc. to drive economic development through business ownership,” said SBA Associate Administrator Montgomery. “We believe our efforts will help foster entrepreneurial empowerment to communities across the nation. The benefit for Americans is clear—by encouraging entrepreneurism, we’ll be helping people through their hard work and ideas gain a firm economic footing and achieve the American Dream.”