A short reminder to join me on Thursday, August 24, 2017 for lunch (11:30 am to 1:30 pm) and learn about the Small Business Administration’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program. The event is sponsored by Design-Build Institute of America Mid-Atlantic and will be held at Maggiano’s in Tysons Corner.
For months, we poured over the proposed and final rules – speculating about how the Program would look and operate. Now it is here. With the SBA accepting and processing applications at a healthy clip, there is no better time than the present to get up to speed.
During the event, we will walk through the basics of the All-Small Program, including the application and approval process. We will also talk about big picture issues, including the Program’s general shield against affiliation and the most important questions for contractors (both large and small) considering taking the leap.
The event will also offer insights for contractors that have already investigated the Program. For example, we will discuss the newly published requirements for mentor-protégé agreements and joint venture agreements formed between Program participants. Careful consideration of the issues captured in these agreements can make the difference between a successful partnership . . . and the undesirable alternatives.
I hope that you can join us on the 24th. I am happy to chat after the presentation about any specific questions facing your business. If you can’t make the event, you can always contact me here to discuss your questions.