CEO Hobday One of 10 Small Business Owners to Meet With U.S. SBA Secretary Linda McMahon in Roundtable Discussion
Eagan, MN—August 13, 2018. HealthCare Interactive (HCI) CEO John Hobday was selected to be one of 10 small business owners to participate in a roundtable discussion with Linda McMahon, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Secretary, a cabinet-level position. The purpose of the roundtable was to facilitate an open and frank discussion about small business-related issues and concerns. Other businesses participating in the roundtable included Burning Brother’s Brewing, Deneen Pottery, RK Enterprise IT Solutions & Staffing, and Superior Service Center Automotive Repair. Specific topics discussed included taxes, regulations, and business challenges such as health care, available work force, and training.
Secretary McMahon presented her Pledge to America’s Workers initiative. The pledge asks small businesses to invest in the advancement of their current and future work force by providing individuals with opportunities to develop skills that will help them succeed, not just in their current role, but throughout their careers. As an educational organization, HCI is proud to have signed the pledge and encourages other businesses to also do so.
“It was an honor to be identified as a small businesses leader in the region to participate in the roundtable with Secretary McMahon. She seemed to be listening to each and every one of us and hearing our concerns. I appreciated that,” stated CEO John Hobday, who represented HCI at the roundtable.
HCI receives technical assistance from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located within the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus, Minneapolis, MN.
About U.S. Small Business Administration
Since its founding in 1953, the SBA has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other forms of assistance to small businesses. The SBA has grown significantly in terms of total assistance provided and its array of programs have been tailored to encourage small enterprises in all areas. SBA’s programs now include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities, and armed forces veterans. The SBA also provides loan to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.
About HealthCare Interactive
HealthCare Interactive, Inc. (HCI) is taking on Alzheimer's disease. There are currently 5.7 million people living with Alzheimer's, and by 2050, that number is projected to grow to nearly 14 million. For more than two decades, HCI has been addressing this national crisis by developing the most innovative set of training products for family members and professional caregivers available in the marketplace. HCI's online video-based programs are easy to use (each requiring only basic computer skills), are well researched and published in the academic literature, and can be used on any computer or mobile device in your home, at work, or on the road. HCI was founded in 1997 by John Hobday, an educational and instructional design expert, dementia researcher, and software developer. Mr. Hobday serves as HCI’s President and CEO.
For additional information about HealthCare Interactive, visit www.hcinteractive.com, or call (952) 928-7722.