SBA Administrator Karen Mills will kick-off Connect Atlanta, a day-long event that will bring together small business suppliers with corporate and federal government buyers on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, at the MLK Federal Building. The event will include small business matchmaking to connect entrepreneurs with federal and commercial supply chain opportunities and provide the tools and resources needed for small businesses to become effective suppliers.
Research shows that small businesses who are suppliers to large corporations reported revenue growth of more than 250 percent and employment increased by more than 150 percent on average. But small business suppliers face a number of challenges as they seek to break into both federal and commercial supply chains, namely access to markets, access to capital and skills and business capabilities.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched the American Supplier Initiative (ASI): a federal government-wide initiative designed to increase government and commercial supply chain opportunities for small firms. As part of the American Supplier Initiative, the SBA is holding a series of supply chain events, in collaboration with federal agencies and private companies, throughout the country. Connect Atlanta is the first of these events.
What: American Supplier Initiative
When: Monday, May 20th, 2013 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building, 77 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, GA, 30303
To Register: https://atlanta.mybusinessmatches.com/