ABOUT US

The SBA serves as the nation's only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. It provides tools and resources critical to the success of America's nearly 30 million small businesses, which support more than 56 million jobs. It is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small businesses and provides services which include:

Our project focuses on loans from the 7a program. It the most common loan program and is used to help business throughout the life of the business. Funds are used to start, acquire, operate, and expand. In 2019 the SBA approved $23B to small businesses in the US.





MEET THE TEAM

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JAMES SMITH

PROJECT MANAGER

JAMES SMITH

James joined the Data Analytics program after spending the last 15 years in purchasing and procurement. For this program he served as the team’s project manager. He worked with the team to develop the idea and has made contributions to the site’s animation feature.

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JESSICA MURILLO

Front-End Developer

JESSICA MURILLO

I have a passion for tech, problem-solving and efficiency. I look at each obstacle as an exciting new learning experience. For this project, my main role was developing the front-end and managing the database.

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PARIYA POOCHAROEN

Data Analyst

PARIYA POOCHAROEN

My major role on this project is to use Python Library (Pandas) to prepare and clean the SBA data. Creating queries through MySql Database in order to test and filter data we desired to focus on. Ultimately, we used Flask App to create the API Endpoint as JSON Format and generated the visualizations using JavaScripts Libraries (Plotly.js, D3.js, Leaflet.js).

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KANDRA ROMANOWSKI

RESEARCHER

KANDRA ROMANOWSKI

My primary role was to research data related to the Small Business Administration. Using Chrome web browser, I investigated and acquired Small Business Administration data to be interpreted and visualized.