Recovery Act 101 - Forum for Small Businesses

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Recovery Act 101:

How stimulus dollars can help you GROW, GREEN, & STAFF your small business


Come and join The City of Philadelphia's Commerce Department, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia on Monday, May 11 for an informative free forum at the Community College of Philadelphia.

This forum is targeted for small businesses. Attendees will learn how to access essential information and resources needed to prepare and position their businesses to participate in the new programs and initiatives created by the U.S. Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Topics discussed will be the top 10 things your business needs to do NOW to compete for new government contracts.

At our Breakout Sessions participants will learn how to:

  • Locate initiatives that are approved and being put out for bid
  • Bid on government contracts
  • Team up with larger vendors to acquire contracts
  • Determine potential business areas where initiatives are being funded
  • Identify and contact major prime contractors
  • Find help and financing to green their business
  • And much, much, more....

Invited guests include:

  • Mayor Michael Nutter, City of Philadelphia

Panelists include:

  • Mark Alan Hughes, Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia
  • David Dickson, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Leanne Krueger-Braneky, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
  • Kevin Dow, Deputy Commerce Director, Office of Neighborhood and Business Services
  • Fred Dedrick, PA Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development

Small Business Technical Support Agencies and resources on hand at the event include:

  • City of Philadelphia Office of Business Services
  • Small Business Development Centers of both Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania
  • SBA Lenders
  • Sustainable Business Network
  • Sustainability Program Lenders
  • and more....


Event Timeline:

8:00AM - Sign-in & Registration

8:30AM - Panel presentation

9:30AM - Resource workshops

10:30AM - Networking

Name Sales End Price
General registration Ended Free

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