The 3 day event, February 9th th, th, was geared toward small businesses, either currently active with respect to procurement contracts, or aspiring to establish a relationship with various buying arms of much larger private and public sector companies. The uniqueness of this event involved prescheduled meetings matching small business sellers to corporate and government purchasing departments during the actual event. In addition, an on site re-schedule booth allowed for an aspirant to add one or more of these 1-on-1 meetings to their pre-scheduled meeting slate, predicated on availability and time. In addition, counselors from the SBA and SBA partnership organizations were available to consult on key small business issues, including access to capital, effective business planning, and other technical and procurement assistance needs. This event was so successful, that it will be replicated in other major U. Several contracts were negotiated on site. More successful purchasing deals are pending. The company name springs from Ms. Subsequent to attaining both a baccalaureate and a masters degree in computer science, Ms. Bickham garnered significant hands-on experience working for wireless firms as well as companies involved in computer security.
GSA OSBU Hosts a Matchmaking Event
Matchmaking Program partners with National Black Chamber of Commerce’s annual convention to provide big opportunities for small businesses; Registration open through July 24th. As the national tour of the Business Matchmaking program continues, the U. The program is the largest national small business initiative in the history of the SBA, providing small businesses across the nation with solid networking and contract opportunities.
Business Matchmaking. Representatives from Federal, State and local governments, and Federal Government large business prime contractors are looking for.
The SBA Southern California Small Business and Government Contracting Conference is a forum that educates, guides and assists small businesses in working with federal, local, and state governments. This event provides an opportunity to meet buyers and contracting officers from large companies and government agencies to discuss business opportunities in a one-on-one setting. Business Matchmaking will be offered as a value-added opportunity to meet with buyers in special, pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with participating buyers during the conference.
This portion of the event is limited in availability and is offered to small business participants registered for the overall conference. These buyers and sellers will convene for a series of one-on-one meetings that will occur throughout the event in a special matchmaking meeting room. The matchmaking link will be emailed to you after a successful event registration, or you can follow the instructions on the Sign Up page to make and keep track of your appointment s.
No onsite matchmaking appointments can be made on the day of the event. All meetings will be pre-scheduled. Your 10 minute appointment s will take place on Wednesday, April 12, from am until pm. Requests for additional meetings will not be accommodated. Furthermore, you will have the chance to network with other businesses which may lead to new business prospects. The event will provide you with valuable information and resources that will help you take your business to the next level.
Make sure you do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
Rochester: Tools for Small Business – Matchmaker Prep Live Workshop!
Viewing of the Virtual Business Matchmaking Workshop, an online tutorial to prepare for business matchmaking and procurement opportunities. Access to the Business Matchmaking System in advance of the event to be matched with participating procurement representatives and setting a schedule for appointments with buyers. Face-to-face meetings with procurement representatives of federal, state, and local government agencies and major corporations.
The NH Small Business Matchmaker brings small businesses together with prime contractors and federal agencies. Its design allows small businesses to meet with targeted prime contractors and government agencies that are looking for small businesses with appropriate services or products to fulfill their government contracts. See the growing list of exhibitors below. Small business resources are available during the day; several breakout sessions on aspects of government contracting are offered and will be listed here soon.
ITAR Classification vs. Small businesses that are well prepared for the Matchmaker usually have a great marketing experience. Sadly, many do not realize the potential gains because they fail to follow up in an organized and appropriate way. Learn how to make the most of the Matchmaker event by providing specific ideas to timing and messaging for your follow-up with all categories of prospects. Supported by. Cosponsorship Authorization SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity.
Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
NH Small Business Matchmaker
The U. Small Business Administration, better known as the SBA, announced Thursday that it is giving such meetings a nudge by hosting three business matchmaking events during National Small Business Week, which takes place June The goal, according to the SBA, is to allow small businesses to have face-to-face meetings with prime contractors and federal agencies to learn about contracting and subcontracting opportunities.
Face-to-face meetings between small business owners, contractors, and federal agencies will last 15 minutes each, and the day will include speed-mentoring, panels on access to capital, government contracting, exporting, supply chain, and the use of social media in addition to the matchmaking event. Last year, approximately businesses and 20 buyers were matched based on compatibility and the buying needs of federal agencies and corporations.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Wyoming District Office and the Wyoming Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will host a free.
Small Business Administration, in partnership with HP, will launch its matchmaking conference in Orlando, Florida, on March , as part of a nationwide outreach to small businesses to help spur local economic growth. The conference — the first of 15 planned regional events — will provide Orlando’s small business owners with a unique opportunity to bid for billions of dollars in corporate and government contracts. Thousands of small business owners will be offered matchmaking slots for the potential to bid for contracts from companies such as Goodyear, First Energy and Raytheon, and federal government agencies such as the Defense Logistics Agency and Dept.
The two-day conference includes networking, training and procurement opportunities, and features a matchmaking event — pairing small business owners with prime contractors and federal, state and local agencies. The conferences provide the perfect venue for all small businesses to share their contracting experiences and challenges with each other and to learn about new business opportunities and resources available for them to improve their bottom line today. The slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Adrienne Morgan, a first generation born Hispanic American, was born with entrepreneurial blood. Her father, who came to the United States not knowing English and without a high school diploma, has owned and operated a successful paint contracting company for more than 30 years. Morgan received her environmental degree from Boston University and spent seven years working for the Nature Conservancy in Virginia.
She and her husband were ready to move back to his hometown of Charles Town, West Virginia to raise their family in the wide-open spaces the land offered with close proximity to the District of Columbia.
Durham, NC Training & Matchmaking Event. In support of the Small Business Administration/Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. Rebecca Barbour-.
This event will offer a unique opportunity to meet and network with over small, minority and women-owned businesses and purchasing professionals. The matchmaking conference is the best opportunity for business owners and public and private sector purchasing professionals from across the state to get face-to-face and learn first-hand what they have to sell and what they need to buy.
Registrants will have pre-arranged matchmaking appointments, lasting 12 minutes each, favoring a speed-dating event. Each private and public organization buyer will be matched with a business registrant s seller based on North American Industry Classification System NAICS codes given during the online registration process. A block of rooms has been reserved for this event. For more information please call the hotel directly at To register please sign up here. Sponsorship Information Sponsorship Information.
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Procurement Matchmaking Event – Cheyenne
The SBA St. Louis District Office, in conjunction with St. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis County Government, St.
SBA Contact: Brooke DeCubellis, x level should register for the Ohio Business Matchmaker for an opportunity to.
Register to meet with local lenders to pitch your small business finance needs. Borrowers will have the opportunity to meet with multiple lenders for 15 minutes each, similar to a speed dating format. Representatives from banks and credit unions will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding options. For help with these items, contact SBDC, www. Add to Calendar.
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