SHREVEPORT, Louisiana – Are you a small business owner looking to expand your horizons and tap into new opportunities? The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Element (SBE) Program may hold the key to your success. The LSBDC at Southern University Shreveport: Main Office is hosting an informative webinar on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, focused on Government Contracting.
In an increasingly competitive marketplace, gaining access to government contracts can be a game-changer for small businesses. The DBE Program was established to address historical and ongoing discrimination against DBE firms and create a level playing field for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who aspire to do business with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOTD) on federally assisted projects.
The Compliance Programs Section, Certification Unit, plays a crucial role in certifying businesses that can provide services or products contributing to DBE goals. The certification process ensures that only qualified small businesses, owned and operated by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, can participate in the program. The initial step in this process is to complete and submit a DBE application.
Kenyatta Sparks, Program Manager at SJB Group, LLC, will be the keynote speaker for this event. With years of experience in the field, Kenyatta Sparks will share insights into the DBE and SBE Program, shedding light on the application process, benefits, and how they can support small businesses in their quest for government contracts.
The DBE Webinar is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to gain a comprehensive understanding of the DBE and SBE Program’s intricacies and how it can open doors to lucrative contracts with the DOTD. If you’re ready to take your small business to the next level, this webinar is not to be missed.
To participate, you can register online, and the webinar link will be emailed to you before October 26. The best part? There is no cost to attend this invaluable session, making it an accessible resource for small businesses eager to expand their horizons.
Don’t miss out on this chance to learn about the DBE and SBE Program, and discover how it can empower your small business with access to government contracts. Join the webinar on October 26 and unlock new opportunities for your business’s growth. For more information about the DBE Program and DOTD, visit http://www.dotd.la.gov.
Register today, and secure your spot in this essential event. Your small business’s future success in government contracting may depend on it.