SBA Participating Event
Jul 31
NOTE: This event has expired.

Second Annual "Bootstraps to Briefcases" Veterans Conference


July 31, 2014 | 8:00 am CDT - 1:00 pm CDT

Location Name:
American Red Cross

4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA,70816

Jo Ann Lawrence

SBA Louisiana District Office, Louisiana SBDC, Louisiana PTAC

This is a free event.

The purpose of this conference is to: - provide training and assistance to the veteran small business community - provide information on financial assistance available to veterans - link these businesses with Federal procurement agents who have veteran-owned small business goals - provide tips for success from veteran-owned small businesses - allow attendees to participate in a lenders roundtable to identify the best loan product for their respective business needs Every year, the federal government awards over $500 billion in contracts and a significant share of those contracts are specifically allotted to small businesses. SBA works with federal agencies to assist them in identifying and awarding contracts in order to meet the 23% statutory goal of government-wide small business prime contracting. Federal agencies are also required to award a certain percentage of these contracts to veteran-owned small businesses. The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 established an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3% of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for service-disabled veterans. Those interested in attending this conference should register at: There is no fee to attend, however, pre-registration is encouraged. For additional information, please contact: Jo Ann Lawrence at; or call the Southern University Small Business Development Center at: 225-922-0998