HASBAT Training Session: All Small Business Mentor Protégé Program (ASBMPP)

The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 provided authority for the Small Business Administration to establish mentor-protégé programs for all small businesses. Rather than creating separate programs for each constituency – Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses, Women Owned Small Businesses, Historically Underutilized Business Zones – the SBA chose to create a single, all-inclusive mentor-protégé program modeled on the successful mentor-protégé program available to participants in its 8(a) program.  The purpose of the new program is to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance, and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts. Mentor-provided assistance can be sought for any, or all of the following activities: 

  • Management and Technical Assistance – Internal business management systems; accounting processes; marketing and business/strategic planning assistance; technology transfers; and manufacturing assistance.
  • Financial Assistance – In the form of equity investments and/or loans; and bonding.
  • Contracting Assistance – Contracting processes; capabilities; acquisitions; and performance.
  • Trade Education – International Trade business and strategic planning; finding markets; and learning how to export.
  • Business Development Assistance – Strategy; and identifying contracting and partnership opportunities.
  • General and/or Administrative Assistance – Business processes and support; human resource sharing; security clearance support; and capacity building.

Date/Time:June 8, 2017 – 0930-1100 (directly before the HASBAT Monthly Membership Meeting)
Speaker:Mr. Doug Gerrard, SBA
Location:Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
Cost: The session cost is $22/Members and $30/Non-members.  If you register for the Training & Lunch Option, the cost to attend the luncheon is included in the seminar cost!!