JACKSON, MS – As part of a collaborative initiative working with historically black colleges and universities launched within the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IV, the SBA Mississippi District and Alcorn State University (ASU) recently executed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SBA-ASU Initiative) with the overall objective of enhancing entrepreneurship and small business development within the southwest Mississippi region.
On Saturday, August 24, 2013, SBA and ASU will host a ‘Small Business Development, Access to Capital &Contracting Opportunities Conference’. The conference will be informational in scope, focusing on the state of the local economic environment, operational integrity, regulatory compliance and access to capital for small businesses.
SBA, ASU, federal and state agencies, lending institutions, and private sector businesses are scheduled to participate in this conference.
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ASU Extension Research Complex
Ray Johnson Auditorium
Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Drive
Lorman, MS 39096
Topics to be covered:
- National & local economic conditions
- Product & service development
- Importance of a well-articulated business plan (start-up or expansion)
- Access to capital
- Contracting, subcontracting and supplier provider opportunities
- Contracting certifications and benefits
If you have a small business and are thinking of expanding, or just need to know more about starting a small business, you should attend this conference.
RSVP is required as seating is limited and lunch will be served. To register for this conference, please email SBAconference@alcorn.edu or call (601) 877-6151. Visit the ASU web site for information on this conference at www.alcorn.edu/sbaconference. For more information, contact the ASU Finance & Administrative Services Office at (601) 877-6151.