About the Author
Hector V. Barreto?is the former 21st Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. As former SBA Administrator, Mr. Barreto directed the delivery of financial and business development programs to America's entrepreneurs. With a portfolio of direct and guaranteed business loans and disaster loans worth more than $45 billion, SBA is the nation's largest single financial backer of small business. Mr. Barreto has a long history in the corporate sector and the small business community. He's also distinguished himself as a passionate advocate for small businesses. Mr. Barreto is past chairman of the board for the Latin Business Association in Los Angeles. Prior to becoming SBA Administrator, Mr. Barreto served as vice chairman of the board for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has received special recognition from the U.S. Congress, the California State Senate and Assembly, the County of Los Angeles, YMCA and American Red Cross, and Hispanic Business Magazine has recognized him as one of America's "100 Most Influential Hispanics." Hector Barreto is a new Wiley author.
Bob Wagman is the former Washington, DC Scripps Howard bureau chief, a Walter Cronkite and 60 Minutes veteran field producer and Editor of the World Almanac on Politics. He has several books to his credit in his name and has assisted with several others. He has great rapport with Hector and they will work closely both in gathering information and linking it to the basics that work for any small business. Bob Wagman is a new Wiley author.