UNCG Campus Weekly

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Focus on small business

Lots of small business owners and hopeful entrepreneurs filled EUC Auditorium to hear Karen Mills speak on Feb. 15. Mills is head of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Her visit to UNCG was part of a tour of U.S college campuses.

For Mills, the college visits are a way to enlighten and encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs. During her visit she noted that “this next generation really is powerfully interested in entrepreneurship.”

Mills, whose job President Obama has elevated to a cabinet-level position, sees small business as the “foundation stone of the middle class.”

She said, “We have an economy that’s meant to last, and that is because of the entrepreneurship that is America’s greatest asset. It’s the secret sauce that gives America the competitive advantage.””

Full story will be posted this week on UNCG’s inspire.change site.

By Michelle Hines
Photograph of Mills by Chris English