SBA regional director, Cassius Butts stated that SBA is not just about lending. ‘Butts’ says that granting loans is not the sole function of Small Business Administration. SBA has been functioning in states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina and more US states.
The Mississippi District Office has set a record in 2011 by guaranteeing 749 loans to small businesses. But in-spite all that, Butts insists that SBA’s job is not just restricted to lending. Among other top accomplishments is hosting the ‘White House Small Business Roundtables’ that is designed to bring together diverse group of entrepreneurs for discussing challenges and other issues.
The discussed issues are presented to the White House for consideration. Invariably a difference can be seen listening to entrepreneurs who are doing business everyday. ‘Butts’ truly believes that to educate entrepreneurs on SBA resources is fundamental responsibility in 2012.
There is also the ‘SBA Direct’ for entrepreneurs in 2012. This is a free SBA application for smart-phones and it allows people to just type in their ZIP code and have information about all SBA resource within 25 miles, just on one’s finger-tips.
In 2012, Butts has taken the responsibility to make sure that all business owners are utilizing resources made available to them by the SBA.