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Column - July 27, 2012

Got an idea? The SBA can put you in business

by Jeb Bing

Elizabeth Echols grew up in the East Bay and earned her law degree at Stanford University, where she also served as editor of the Stanford Law Review. Recognized as a "Mover and Shaker" by Business Week magazine, she's now the regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), putting her economics and political science talents to work in helping startup businesses here in the Tri-Valley and throughout the West get their enterprises moving with adequate financing and hands-on advice. In addition to developing new programs to help small businesses, she also is the federal agency's listening post here and in the Silicon Valley where many high tech ventures are under way or just getting started.

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