Saint Leo Helps Government Agency Deliver Skills Training to Business Owners

December 21, 2012

Saint Leo University announced that it has signed an agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration to jointly promote small business resources to entrepreneurs and existing businesses to foster more economic development.
The SBA will provide a link from its website to the Saint Leo University website,

Saint Leo’s Donald R. Tapia School of Business already provides office space and event space at University Campus in Florida for a local representative of the Small Business Development Center, an SBA-approved program that hosts workshops on topics such as financing. The broader agreement with the SBA should provide more visibility for speakers, publications, and business development programs, including some developed for specific populations, such as women, veterans, and the Hispanic community.

Pictured: Dr. Maribeth Durst, front left, vice president of academic affairs, and Carol Hendrix, front right, certified business analyst with the Florida Small Business Development Corporation, and a group of SBA and university representatives at the signing. Jonel Hein, deputy district director of the SBA, shown in the third row on the right, signed the agreement on behalf of the SBA.