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Sharon Higgins

Business Operator Brooklyn MBDA Business Center

Sharon Higgins is a results-oriented financial professional with demonstrated expertise in financial analysis, commercial financing, and risk management. She has more than fifteen years of commer-cial lending and underwriting experience with loan financing and with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Loan programs. She has made extensive contributions in the implementation and facilitation of several multi-million dollar federal, state, city, and local economic development small business expansion projects. Her experience includes working in various areas of financing, business development, procurement and contracting, reporting, and implementation processes.

Sharon is the owner of OLIM Lifestyle Management Consulting LLC, and the Operator of the Brooklyn MBDA Business Center, funded by MBDA-US Department of Commerce. Sharon is also a CDC Certified Lifestyle Coach, and a member of the National Associated Builders and Owners (NABO). She serves on the Board of Directors for the MARC Academy & Family Center (an early childhood educational organization).

She is also an experienced higher education administration professional, with a background in academic advising at graduate level. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree, Master of Science in High-er Education Administration degree, Bachelor’s degree in accounting, and an Associate Applied Science degree.