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Small Business Forum at 2017 Jobs Fair

Washington, April 3, 2017

Thinking of starting or growing your own business? The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Georgia District Office will host a Small Business Forum, comprised of several entrepreneurial seminars, at Congressman David Scott’s Jobs Fair on Friday, April 28.

You Must Register for Each of the Following Sessions

Please use the registration links below to register for any SBA module(s) you would like to attend, as seating is limited. You must register for each session separately.

9:00-9:30 Sign-In/Registration

9:30-10:00 General Session with Congressman Scott

Track I: Go From Unemployed to Self Employed!

10:05 -11:05
Overview of SBA Programs and Services: This module, presented by SBA staff, will include an overview of the many SBA programs and services that are available to potential and existing entrepreneurs.
Click Here to Register for SBA Programs and Services Overview

11:15 – 12:15
Start-Up Basics: In this module, SCORE Atlanta will discuss the advantages and challenges of owning a business; the most logical structure for your business; the fundamentals of formation and organization; critical success factors; business roles and responsibilities; and the importance of a business plan.
Click Here to Register for Start-up Basics

12:25 – 1:30
How to Fund Start UP- Access to Capital: This module will focus on the microenterprise, how to access capital for loans under $50,000 and how to fund an expanding business needs. Click Here to Register for How to Fund the Business


Track II: Take Your Business From Surviving to Thriving!

10:05 - 11:05
Doing Business with the Federal Government: This module will provide information for small businesses interested in federal procurement. Information will be provided on the service disabled veteran-owned small business and women-owned small business certification programs. The Georgia Department of Transportation will also be present to discuss upcoming contracting opportunities.
 Click Here to Register for Women and Veterans Federal Contracting Programs         

11:15 – 12:15
How to Fund Growth-Access To Capital: This module will focus on the SBA’s flagship lending programs, the 7a and 504 loans, how to access capital for loans $250,000 and above and how to fund an expanding business’s needs. Lender Panel discussion.
Click Here to Register for How to Fund Growth-Access To Capital                   

12:25 – 1:30
Opportunities in Film and Entertainment: This module, presented by the UGA Small Business Development Center at Clayton State, will discuss opportunities for doing business with Georgia's rapidly growing film industry. How your small business can service the film industry. 
 Click Here to Register for Opportunities in the Film and Entertainment Industry

1:30 - 2:00
Networking: Bring your business cards so you can interact with the other participants as well as the resource partners.

You may also be interested in reading the SBA guide for Georgia small businesses.  For questions on this event, please contact Isaac DoDoo, Office of Congressman David Scott, at 770-432-5405.