December - 9 - 2021 Virtual Symposium Agenda



9:00 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.


Welcome

Mary Chapman, Director of Policy, Training and Outreach

Jim Barnaby, Deputy Commissioner, State Purchasing Division


Video Commentary/Remarks and Testimonials

Governor Brian P. Kemp, Small Business Readiness Workshop Participants, and Others!


Resources Available for Small Businesses in Georgia

Carolina Ramon, Director of Specialty Programs, UGA SBDC Multicultural Business Division


BREAK


9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.


Being Successful in Submitting your Bid – How to have a Great Response!

Tom Larkin, Contracting Ninja, Gorby Peters


Doing Business with GDOT on State Funded Highway Projects

Carol Phelps, Program Manager, GDOT State Supported Projects


Federal Contracts for Small Businesses

Nancy Cleveland, Procurement & CVE Verification Counselor

Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center


Access to Capital
Non-Traditional Loans

Sandy Headley, Vice President of (ACE), Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc

Factoring Loans

Bud Crawford, Partner and Co-Founder of Coeur Capital, Inc.


BREAK


11:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Surplus Property for VOSBs, VSOs, and other Businesses

Steve Ekin, Director, DOAS Surplus Division


Registering to do Business with the State of Georgia

Julian Bailey, Communications and Supplier Outreach Manager

DOAS State Purchasing Division


Open Questions


Closing Remarks

Commissioner J. Alexander Atwood, Georgia Department of Administrative Services