For Immediate Release
April 30, 2022
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(BPRW) M. Gill & Associates Celebrates National Small Business Week

(Black PR Wire) May 1-7, 2022, is National Small Business Week. M. Gill & Associates, Inc., the Florida Minority Business Development Agency Export Center and the Miami MBDA Business Center are joining this celebration to honor America’s small businesses and their contributions to local communities and the national economy. This year’s theme is “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship,” an acknowledgment of the resiliency and tenacity of America’s entrepreneurs who are contributing to our nation’s historic economic comeback.

“Small businesses are the backbone of the nation’s economy; they provide over half the jobs in the United States. National Small Business Week offers a great opportunity for us to put the spotlight on firms that are making it happen,” said Marie R. Gill, Founder and CEO of M. Gill & Associates, Inc. “I salute them for their growth, successes and contributions to our community.”

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, there are 2.8 million small businesses in Florida, representing 99.8% of all Florida businesses: 1,034,013 women-owned firms in Florida and 1,180,298 minority-owned firms in Florida.

M. Gill & Associates is committed to doing its part to help minority-owned enterprises to continue along a positive path. The company operates the Florida MBDA Export Center and the Miami MBDA Business Center with funding from the MBDA. With these programs, business analysts and other experts provide direct and virtual services, free of cost, to small, minority, women and veteran business enterprises throughout the entire state of Florida; Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About M. Gill & Associates

M. Gill & Associates, Inc. was founded by Jamaican entrepreneur Marie R. Gill, 32 years ago. Based in Miami, and with contractors throughout Florida, the company provides direct services to an average of 500 businesses per year. Services are based on helping small, minority, women and veteran-owned businesses gain Access to Capital; Access to Contracts; and Access to New and Global Markets. Its MBDA Coronavirus Response and Relief Program also helps Florida businesses that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Miami is cost-share strategic partner, providing space to house the MBDA programs. Funding is provided through competitive grants from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

To connect with the expert Business Analysts and Industry Specialists at M. Gill & Associates or any of its MBDA Programs, please contact 305-576-7888; email  or visit or  or


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