On March 7 during a hearing entitled “Small but Mighty: A Review of the SBA Microloan Program,” a panel of lenders, entrepreneurs, and other small business experts from around the nation shared their SBA Microloan program experiences before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, chaired by Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ).

Ceyl Prinster, president and CEO of OFN member Colorado Enterprise Fund, joined fellow SBA Microloan program advocates on the panel, including Carolina Martinez, CEO of the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity; Mariama Jallow, owner of microloan recipient Mariama’s Beauty Supply in Portland, Maine; and Michelle Richards, executive director of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

Prinster shared how the communities that Colorado Enterprise Fund serves have benefitted from the SBA Microloan program, stati