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It’s a forum for Small, Minority, Women and Veterans Business Owners (SMWVBO) to develop relationships, acquire knowledge and access opportunities that exist with public and private sector entities for the procurement of construction, professional services, goods and other services. It is also an opportunity to further enhance the knowledge of procurement staff of the availability and ability of firms with the desire to do business.
In 2006, an aggressive effort was added to outreach to the Veterans business owners. SMWBE Conference
A person who owns a business that is available and has the capacity to do business with the public and private sector.
A person who owns a business that is available, but needs help building the capacity to do business with the public and private sector.
A person who owns a business that is performing work in the private sector, but has not sought public sector opportunities (and vice versa).
A person who owns a business and needs help by getting technical or financial assistance.
A person who has the desire to start a business and would like to be prepared, know what opportunities and assistance exist.
A person why may be working a day job, but would like to start a business one day in the future.
A person who would like to network with other business owners, public and private sector staff, and leaders, to enhance their development and overall quality of life. SMWBE Conference