Mark Madrid

Deadline Rapidly Approaching to Apply for the SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Program

by | Apr 25, 2024
The T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined initiative is pivotal for small business owners looking to elevate their operations, financial strategies, and market presence under the guidance of seasoned professionals, says the Small Business Administration. But hurry, the deadline to apply is April 28.
From left: Ezi Negus, Okigwe Creations; Greer Christian, PureNRG Cycle; Awah Chai, Offworld Coffee; Kimberly Matthews, Holy Rollie Pastry Shop; and moderator Tarsha Hearns, The DEC Network. [Photo: The DEC Network]
Meet Four North Texas Entrepreneurs Who Navigated to Success With SBA’s Community Pilot Program
by | Aug 9, 2023
At the recent Entrepreneur Showcase in Dallas, four emerging startups were spotlighted alongside Biden Cabinet Member Isabella Casillas Guzman, who leads the Small Business Administration, and Mark Madrid, the driving force behind SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development. “I feel like I’ve just been to a TED talk with these entrepreneurs' words of wisdom,” Madrid said at the event powered by Dallas College and The DEC Network.