SCORE Southwest Florida in partnership with Southwest Florida Enterprise Center presents: Business to Business Virtual Meeting SBA Funding Updates with Althea Harris.
Wednesday, January 19th | 11:30 AM ET – Virtual Webinar
One of the top 5 questions business owners ask is “What kind of funding is available to me for my business?” We are grateful to welcome Althea Harris of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to lead off our 2022 Business-to-Business Series. She will review a variety of funding opportunities offered by our Federal government for current business owners and answer questions you may have about your particular situation. If you have questions about requirements to obtain funds or terms and conditions for loans, this program is not to be missed!
ALTHEA A. HARRIS
Deputy District Director
U.S. Small Business Administration
South Florida District Office
Althea A. Harris has been helping businesses for nearly 29 years when she started her federal career in 1993 at the U.S. Department of Commerce under the late Secretary Ronald H. Brown; there, she traveled worldwide in support of small and medium-sized exporters. Then she helped small business owners compete for federal contracts while at the U.S. General Services Administration. Having held several positions with the SBA office in Miami since 1999, Althea now leads as the Deputy District Director overseeing a staff that implements SBA’s mission serving the District’s 24- county territory and advocating on behalf of the estimated 1.5 million + small business owners. She is also the Faith & Community Based Initiative Coordinator for the office.
A graduate of Howard University of Miami School of Law, Althea is also in her community currently serving as Board Chairman for Miami Youth for Christ and as Vice Chairman of the board of trustees at Christ Journey Church in Coral Gables. She has also shared her time and talents with the Girl Scouts Council of Tropical Florida serving as a Board member and a Troup Leader; and , as a member of the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee, ensuring the responsible, ethical and professional conduct of South Florida’s attorneys.
A Washington, D.C. native, Althea shares her life and love with her husband Robert N. Harris, a successful commercial litigation and labor and employment litigation attorney in Miami and their four wonderful children.