CompTIA and SBA Partner to Promote
Innovation and Job Growth
August 05, 2010 08:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--CompTIA, the leading non-profit trade association for the
information technology (IT) industry, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Wednesday signed a
Strategic Alliance Memorandum that allows the organizations to share resources and educate entrepreneurs and
small business owners on how to use SBA products and services to establish and grow their businesses.
This important alliance, part of the SBA’s ongoing effort to support small business development initiatives, will make
SBA benefits and programs more accessible to small technology companies and high-tech entrepreneurs.
“We’re pleased to partner with the SBA to expand access to the myriad of resources they offer to a broader
audience of established technology businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and
chief executive officer, CompTIA. “This strategic alliance recognizes the critical role of IT companies as strong
contributors to the nation’s economic growth.
“The vast majority of companies in the IT industry are small businesses,” Thibodeaux continued. “These companies
deliver innovative products and services that enable all other industries to be more efficient and productive. We look
forward to working with the SBA to explore avenues to make small IT companies even greater engines for
innovation, jobs and national economic advancement. ”
Small businesses of all sectors, which employ just over half of the country’s private sector workforce, increasingly
rely on new technologies to strengthen their operations. Virtualization, unified communications, managed IT services,
open source applications and mobility upgrades are among the new technologies small businesses are deploying
To expand new technology adoption even more, IT companies work with customers to identify solutions that deliver
rapid payback on investment, minim