Jun 19, 2015, 05:38 ET
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Mike Muse, CEO of Muse Recordings as SBA's My Brother's Keeper Millennial Entrepreneur Champion.
"Millennial entrepreneurs are risk-takers making big leaps in small and growing businesses and adding fresh ideas to boost the U.S. economy. Mike Muse's experience in entrepreneurship and track record of savvy business ventures make him an ideal champion for millennial entrepreneurs," said Administrator Contreras-Sweet. "Together, we will support President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative by empowering young people in many of our underserved communities with SBA resources, so that they can dream big and propel the entrepreneurial spirit of their generation forward."
As the SBA My Brother's Keeper Millennial Entrepreneur Champion, Mike Muse and the SBA will hold summits across the country, to include events and practical, hands-on experiences across music, film, fashion, and sports. SBA's initiative will focus on outreach and education to help America's millennial generation improve their entrepreneurial skills and pave the way to encourage the next wave of entrepreneurs and innovators. BizMyWay.com will serve as multi-media, socially enabled, digital content platform that will allow users to follow the day-to-day journey of Mike Muse and the initiative.
"I am honored to serve as SBA's My Brother's Keeper Millennial Entrepreneur Champion," said Muse. "This incredible honor gives me an opportunity to connect with black and brown boys and young men around the country on entrepreneurship through the lens of lifestyle. Through this exposure, they will see themselves in careers they didn't realize were possible. Letting them know, through practicality, there's a path through entrepreneurship and that there is no failure of the imagination."
Last month, Contreras-Sweet and Muse brought millennials together in New York City during National Small Business Week for a town hall conversation focused around entrepreneurship.
A video highlighting this partnership is available here. Also, photos from last month's event can be found here.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov
About Mike Muse
Mike Muse is CEO of record label, Muse Recordings, and has established himself as a strategic outreach & engagement expert. Mike Muse is leading the conversations around the country on the business of music, pop culture and its intersection with politics. For more on Mike Muse view his official biography.
SBA's participation in this cosponsorship does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs, services and cosponsored activities are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Cosponsorship Authorization # 15-0610-55.
Release Number: 15-58
Contact: Miguel Ayala (SBA) 202-450-0148
Andrea Peterson (Muse) 646-355-7557
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
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