Take the First Step: Doing Business with the Government
In 2016, the federal government alone spent $472B on contracts. Use case studies on certifications and on how some companies got started.
WHO NEEDS TO ATTEND—
- Business Owners
- Business Development Managers
- Those looking to Expand Their Market Base
- Interested Individuals
WHY ATTEND?In a competitive market, every business must stay on the cutting edge. Learn how to become more profitable through new market identification, specifically working with the government.
- 7:40am ? Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 8:00am ? Welcome and Administrative Comments
- 8:05am ? Case Studies of SAMA Members who have obtained certifications, highlighting the benefits?To Be Announced Soon
- 9:05am ? Overview of Certification?Terri Williams, Director of the UTSA Institute for Economic Development Small Business Development Center Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Invited)
- 10:05am ? Break with Refreshments
- 10:15am ? How To Get Started?Kelly Foster, Shareholder Gardner Law Firm
- Structuring the Company
- Is there business for you? Identifying opportunities.
- Making the process manageable.
- 11:15am?Question & Answer Panel
- Terri Williams, Director of the UTSA Institute for Economic Development Small Business Development Center Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Terri is responsible for managing several staff and federal, state, and privately funded programs focused on assisting business owners in contracting with the federal, state, and local governments as well as the private sector. In addition, the SBDC PTAC includes programs to assist small businesses in becoming more profitable through new market identification, veteran business services, assisting with their human resource needs and emergency preparedness. Ms. Williams has over 26 years managing economic development programs.
- Kelly E. Foster, Shareholder and serves as the Chair of the Business Section of Gardner Law. She has extensive experience in complex and innovative business transactions in diverse areas of commerce including real estate, healthcare and biotechnology, and alternative energy.