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It also has the standard template that SBA has already created for this program for any small business.”David Rose of the Rose Law Firm, Greg Nash, Bonds Southeast, Jen Littlejohn, director of community citizenship with Turner Construction, and James Threalkill, Sims Diversity Consultants, participated on the panel and answered questions.
“The SBA website has basic information on eligibility.
Kathy Scarbrough, owner of Mighty Muscle Cleaning in Birmingham, Ala., served 20 years in information technology in the U. Navy and said the day’s activities were extremely valuable to her as a service disabled veteran, even though her business already has already had contracts with the Veteran’s Administration and General Services Administration.“Being a service disabled veteran owned business right here right now is a great opportunity, especially for me,” Scarbrough said.
“Events like this help me forecast my whole year as far as contracting, what contracts I want to go after, what month they are going to come out, who I need to talk to.”Retired Lt. Robert Flowers, well known in Corps of Engineers for his service and leadership as the 50th chief of engineers, also attended and praised the organizers for putting on a first-class presentation for small businesses.“This is a wonderful opportunity and I really salute the Nashville District for always putting on quality small business shows,” Flowers said.
“There are a lot of people who are intimidated trying to do business with the government.
And so by having venues like this where people can come in, network with people face to face, find out how to do things, it’s marvelous.”Approximately 280 business leaders took advantage of Industry Day activities to learn more about how to do business with the government and to network, some which took advantage of the speed dating matchmaking opportunity.