The Black Business Association in conjunction with the African American Supplier Engagement Collaboration, National Black Business Council and the Small Business Administration is presenting a two part workshop to help entrepreneurs gain access to corporate procurement opportunities. The next program is set for June 18, 2009, hosted by U.S. Bank, 5760 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90043.
The Black Business Association is pleased to see US Bank take a positive role with assisting small business owners in their pursuit of corporate contracting practices. Making the right contact inside large operations is critical to smaller business owners who cannot afford spending unproductive time attempting to discuss business and being bounced around to inappropriate corporate representatives, says Skip Cooper, the President of the BBA.
Also, critical to the success of this business growth workshop series is how to best take part of trade fairs attended by Fortune 1000 corporations. Small business owners need to understand their market and do specific homework before participating in large trade fairs if they want to maximize the opportunities afforded by these events.
The Small Business Association will be on hand to detail access to capital and other training programs available. To participate, you must RSVP to the BBA office at (323) 291-9334.