Putting Together an SME Ecosystem
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) present...
"Putting Together an SME Ecosystem"
You are cordially invited to join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and our co-host International Council for Small Business (ICSB) for “Putting Together an SME Ecosystem”. This SBA training program for policy makers, economic development practitioners, educators, and resource stakeholders will be held at George Washington University on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST).
SBA officials and guests will provide targeted tutorials on "five pillars” of dynamic small business ecosystems: networks of counselors and trainers; access to public procurement opportunities; capital access programs; contingency planning; and a small business friendly regulatory environment.
Participants will receive best-practices from one of the leading international government models for small business ecosystem design and support.
Attendance is open to the public at no-cost. A boxed lunch will be provided to pre-registered participants, courtesy of ICSB.
Reserve your seat today! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and 202-205-7421.
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:45 a.m. How to Use Public Funding and Procurement to Promote Small Business Development
10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Building a Network of Technical Counselors and Trainers
12:00 p.m. Luncheon Keynote
1:00 p.m. How to Establish a Capital Access Program
2:00 p.m. Key Provisions of a Continuity Plan
2:50 p.m. Coffee Break
3:00 p.m. Creating the Right Regulatory Environment for SME Development and Internationalization
4:00 p.m. Best Practices Recap
4:30 p.m. Closing
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Organizer of Putting Together an SME Ecosystem
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster.
It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
The International Council for Small Business (ICSB), founded in 1955, is the oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to promote the growth and development in small business and entrepreneurship. This global network offers programs, workshops, training sessions and certifications to encourage knowledge sharing.