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Connect Atlanta: Building Robust Small Business Supply Chains

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Connect Atlanta: Building Robust Small Business Supply Chains

By ngoriel, SBA Official
Published: April 24, 2013

NOTE: This blog is by Cassius Butts, SBA Regional Administrator

Being a supplier to a large business is a game changer.  But, we know that small businesses often lack the capital, skills and access to market opportunities to be effective suppliers.  We want to change that!

That’s why the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched the American Supplier Initiative, a federal government-wide initiative designed to increase government and commercial supply chain opportunities for small firms.  This is important because 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.

As a part of the American Supplier Initiative, the U.S. Small Business Administration is holding a series of supply chain events, in collaboration with federal agencies and private companies, throughout the country to provide the tools and resources needed for small businesses to become effective suppliers.  And we want to make connecting your business to large companies easier and more efficient.  The first of these events will be held in Atlanta, GA, on May 20th. Here are the details. We hope to see you there.

WHAT: Connect Atlanta

WHERE: Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building

77 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, GA, 30303

WHEN: Monday, May 20th, 2013, 10:00am – 5:30pm

For More Information and to RSVP: https://atlanta.mybusinessmatches.com/

About the Author:

Natale Goriel

SBA Official

Hi, my name is Natale and I'm serving as a Moderator for the SBA Community. Our goal is to continually improve this site to meet your needs, so we appreciate your feedback and participation.

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small businesses often lack the capital, skills and access to market opportunities to be effective suppliers. this blog told us how to work out the problem.lots of useful points mentioned , tks Natale
This is important because 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
I am having trouble getting into the matches tab for this meeting. Have been attempting for the past 2 hours.
The matchmaking portion was closed a few days early because it was oversubscribed. We apologize for the inconvenience. 
Is there any information available yet as to any additional upcoming events like the Connect Atlanta event that may be held in other cities? I'm not going to be able to attend the Atlanta event, but it sounds very interesting and potentially very helpful. Thanks!
Hi Ivan, we will be incorporating aspects of the Atlanta event into the National Small Business Week (NSBW) events to be held around the country during the week of June 17th.  You can find more information on NSBW at www.sba.gov/nsbw Here’s the list of NSBW cities:  Seattle: Monday, June 17 Dallas: Tuesday, June 18 St. Louis: Wednesday, June 19 Pittsburgh: Thursday, June 20 Washington, DC: Friday, June 21

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