DOAS Celebrates National Small Business Week September 20 through 26


Happy National Small Business Week 2020!

During National Small Business Week, September 20-26, 2020, the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) celebrates small businesses and entrepreneurs for their perseverance and ability to overcome adversity during challenging times. In observance of the week, below is a list of free virtual and educational events and activities such as training, learning opportunities, and an interview and podcast with Commissioner Alex Atwood about how DOAS supports small businesses and is working to expand the number of entrepreneurs doing business with the State of Georgia. 

Read President Trump's Proclamation on National Small Business Week 2020.

Atlanta Small Business Network's (ASBN TV) Interview with DOAS Commissioner Alex Atwood
Watch as Commissioner Atwood discusses the services and resources DOAS provides, how we support small business, key initiatives to expand the number of entrepreneurs doing business with the state, and the steps they should take to begin the process. Click here to watch the ASBN interview.
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Small Business Fuel on Atlanta Business Radio X featuring DOAS Commissioner Alex Atwood
Tune into a podcast with Commissioner Atwood as he highlights the work being done within DOAS, specifically as it relates to small businesses. Click here to listen to the podcast.

DOAS State Purchasing Small Business Supplier Webinar – September 23
Want to know how to do business with the State of Georgia? The State Purchasing Division provides training and learning opportunities to gain insight about the purchasing process and the various kinds of purchases that are made by government entities. Click here to register for the webinar, and here for more information about DOAS Small Business Initiatives.  

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Virtual Conference - September 22-24
The SBA will host a free virtual conference featuring presentations by business experts, mentoring, and virtual networking all designed to help entrepreneurs retool, pivot, and, considering the pandemic, come back stronger than ever before. Attendees can participate in as many events as they want. For more details, click on the following link:

Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center: Marketing to State and Local Government Agencies – September 30

If you have ever wondered how state agencies, cities, counties, school boards, and other authorities buy their goods and services, then this is the class for you. DOAS representatives will provide Information on how to register as a vendor in the State of Georgia procurement system, where to find bids and opportunities, and how to market your business to state government entities. To register, please click here:

State of Georgia DBE/MBE Program Virtual Informational Session – October 6

DOAS and the Georgia Department of Transportation will co-host a joint Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Minority Business Enterprise (DBE/MBE) virtual informational session on October 6 at 10:00 a.m. To register, please click here: Space is limited, so register early.

For more information about the DOAS Small Business Initiative, click here.