The ASBC Partners with Prince George's County EDC for Micro-Mondays™ LIVE!
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Partnership Provides Federal Government Contracting Education and Support
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:
F. McCullough, former Associate Deputy Administrator for Government
Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration
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.