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The ASBC Partners with Prince George's County EDC for Micro-Mondays™ LIVE!

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Partnership Provides Federal Government Contracting Education and Support for Maryland Small Businesses

The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation and The American Small Business Coalition Launch New Alliance by Hosting Micro-Mondays™ LIVE! event in Largo, Maryland on January 29th

Columbia, MD January 12, 2006 – Companies based in Prince George’s County with an interest in pursuing government business opportunities, or just learning about the procurement processes of federal agencies, have a new resource to leverage at the start of the New Year. The recent partnership established between the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and The American Small Business Coalition (The ASBC) is specifically designed to provide programs to educate and inform participants about the activities involved in doing business with federal agencies and government prime contractors.

The first event, entitled “The ASBC’s of Government Contracting-Getting Started,” will be held on the morning of Monday, January 29th at the offices of the Prince George’s County EDC.

“Micro-Mondays™ was developed as a web-based forum for micro and small businesses to tap into the resources of The ASBC,” states Guy Timberlake, CEO and Chief Visionary of The American Small Business Coalition. “Micro-Mondays™ LIVE! is one of the programs where attendees seeking knowledge about federal contracting get an up close and interactive exchange with experts from Government and Industry.”

Presenters at the first Micro-Mondays™ LIVE! include two of The ASBC’s Advisory Board Members:

  • Allegra F. McCullough, former Associate Deputy Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration and,
  • Mark Amtower, Author of Government Marketing Best Practices and a recognized leading expert in marketing to the Federal Government

Guy Timberlake will present information about Federal Procurements under the MicroPurchase and Simplified Acquisition programs and provide an overview of the GSA SmartPay® Purchase Card Program which accounts for more than $20B in government spending annually since 2003.

“We are truly excited about working with The ASBC and see it as an opportunity to bring our business owners additional resources that can lead to expanding their participation in the burgeoning market and create more job opportunities in the county,” states Charlotte Ducksworth, Director of the Economic Development Corporation’s Small Business Initiative, who will provide an overview of services provided by SBI. The primary goals of the SBI program are to facilitate access to capital and help clients gain access to markets.

The relationship between the organizations began with the introduction of Guy Timberlake to EDC President & CEO, Kwasi Holman. 

“I introduced Guy and Kwasi Holman due to the synergy between the goals of The ASBC and Prince George’s County’s Small Business Initiative,” said David Byrd, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Prince George’s County, and a longtime Member of The ASBC.

Although there is no cost to participate in the Micro-Mondays™ LIVE! event, pre-registration is required. Additional information can be found on The ASBC website at http://events.theasbc.org and on the EDC website at http://www.pgcedc.com.

 

About The American Small Business Coalition

The American Small Business Coalition provides a private membership program for companies doing business in the federal sector with government agencies and government contractors. Member companies receive access to ongoing technical and advisory support and exclusive programs for developing relationships and business information necessary for achieving results. More information can be found online at http://about.theasbc.org.

About Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation

Under authority of the County Executive, the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), provides the right combination of investment incentives to attract new businesses; access to support services and capital, to help businesses grow; while creating jobs and procurement opportunities, to enable businesses to sustain their growth. The EDC is committed to promoting economic development, expanding business opportunities, and providing assistance to businesses interested in locating their principal office or base of operations in Prince George’s County.

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