SBA, LSBDC at Southern to host third annual ‘Bootstraps to Briefcases’ Veterans Conference

Are you a veteran looking to start your own business, or already have your business running but need some expertise? Then come to the “Bootstraps to Briefcases” third annual Louisiana Small Business Veterans Conference hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University on Thursday, July 30 in Baton Rouge.

Every year, the federal government awards over $500 billion in contracts and a significant share of those contracts are specifically allotted to small businesses.  Federal agencies are required to award a certain percentage of these contracts to veteran-owned small businesses.

“SBA works with federal agencies to assist them in identifying and awarding contracts in order to meet the 23 percent statutory goal of government-wide small business prime contracting,” SBA Louisiana District Director Michael Ricks said.

PURPOSE:

  • provide training and assistance to the small business community
  • provide information on financial assistance available to veterans
  • link businesses with Federal procurement agents who have veteran-owned small business goals
  • provide strategic growth strategies
  • allow attendees to participate in a lenders forum to identify the best loan product to meet their respective business needs

SETTING:

American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816 | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. (Registration begins at 8:30 A.M.)

SBA POINT OF CONTACT:

504-589-6688; EMAIL: jo.lawrence3@sba.gov

REGISTRATION:

https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=7350042

Ricks added, “the assistance and programs presented at this conference will provide economic opportunities for all types of small business in Louisiana.”

For more information, please email jo.lawrence3@sba.gov or call 504-589-6688.

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