Info Alert: GO-Biz’s Isabel Guzman Chosen as US Small Business Administrator

Posted February 3rd, 2021 | Status:

Isabel Guzman, Director of the Office of
Small Business Advocate, GO-Biz

The Director of the Office of Small Business Advocate under GO-Biz, Isabel Guzman, has been appointed by President-Elect Joe Biden as the new Administrator of the US Small Business Administration (SBA)!

This is familiar stomping grounds for Guzman, as she served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the SBA under the Obama Administration prior to joining GO-Biz.

While at GO-Biz, Guzman worked tirelessly with the business community to secure resources for small businesses. BizFed and the BizFed Institute have partnered with her previously, most recently hosting a forum introducing small businesses to GO-Biz and opportunities to expand across the state.

BizFed is excited the President-Elect chose Isabel in this incredibly important capacity and we look forward to working with her as she works to provide resources to small businesses – particularly during these trying times.

Please see the below press release from Governor Newsom for more information.

We hope you find this information valuable. If you have any questions, please contact


BizFed Founding CEO

Office of the Governor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Governor’s Press Office
Thursday, January 7, 2021 (916) 445-4571

Governor Gavin Newsom Statement on President-Elect Biden’s Appointment of Isabel Guzman as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding President-Elect Biden’s appointment of GO-Biz Director of the Office of Small Business Advocate Isabel Guzman as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):

“Isabel Guzman embodies the story of the California and American Dream. As the daughter of a small business owner, Isabel was raised witnessing the power and opportunity of American entrepreneurism. With Isabel’s appointment, President-Elect Biden has chosen a true champion for small businesses to be our country’s next SBA Administrator.

“For almost two years, she has worked tirelessly as part of my Administration to ensure California’s small businesses have a seat at the table. Her leadership has been fundamental in guiding this state through the ongoing economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As an entrepreneur and Governor of California, which is home to 4.1 million of America’s small businesses, I thank and congratulate President-Elect Biden on Isabel’s nomination. She will lead our country’s small business recovery with the same grace, dignity and inclusive mindset that she did for California.”


Governor Gavin Newsom
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814


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