Jobs Act Tour

Jobs Act Tour

  

AGENDA

Denver – Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PPA Event Center – 2105 Decatur St. Denver

      Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the opening session.

 

9 to 10am

Welcome & Overview of the Small Business Jobs Act

10 to 10:15am

Break

10:15 to 11:30am

Room 1– CONTRACTING
Discussion and intake session surrounding key Jobs Act provisions: multiple-award set-asides, bundling, consolidation of requirements, subcontracting, mentor-protégé programs, presumption of loss and misrepresentation issues, and annual certification issues

Room 2– LENDER ROUNDTABLE – LENDERS ONLY PLEASE

Discussion for current and prospective SBA lenders: new efforts to simplify/streamline, enhance customer service in areas such as lending policy, processing, and oversight

Room 3– EXPORTING
Discussion of new exporting tools: increased loan sizes, the Export Express program, state-level STEP grants, and additional efforts under the National Export Initiative

11:30am to 12:45pm

Room 1– CONTRACTING (session above continues)

Room 2– LENDER ROUNDTABLE (session above continues) – LENDERS ONLY PLEASE

Room 3– COUNSELING
Discussion of counseling and training resources: Jobs Act support for Small Business Development Centers, enhanced efforts to support export counseling

12:45 to 1:45pm

Break for Lunch

1:45 to 3pm

Room 1– CONTRACTING

Discussion of local/regional contracting environment and resources: “meet-and-greet” with representatives such as regional/local SBA officials, 8(a) experts, and resource partners

Room 2– CAPITAL
Discussion of opportunities in accessing capital: how SBA loan programs can help small business owners

Room 3– EXPORTING (repeat)
Discussion of new exporting tools: increased loan sizes, the Export Express program, state-level STEP grants, and additional efforts under the National Export Initiative

3 to 4:15pm

Room 1– CONTRACTING
Discussion of Size Standards: basics of SBA’s small business size standards, current comprehensive review of size standards including methodology, other policy issues

Room 2– CAPITAL
Discussion of new SBA loan programs and initiatives: Advantage loans, 504 re-financing(Jobs Act), the Dealer Floor Plan pilot(Jobs Act), and more.

Room 3– COUNSELING (repeat)
Discussion of counseling and training resources: Jobs Act support for Small Business Development Centers, enhanced efforts to support export counseling

Note: Space is limited.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for persons with disabilities if requested at least one week in advance of the event for which assistance is being requested. 

Register today at www.sba.gov/jobsacttour/Denver

 

   




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