By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN
“When Barbara Davis tried to secure a contract with the U.S. Navy in 2003, she searched its Web site for an appropriate contact to no avail. ‘It was like a maze,’ she says.
Then in August she attended a local Business Matchmaking event, part of a nationwide program co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Hewlett-Packard Co. Ms. Davis, president of a small construction company in Philadelphia, was among hundreds of small-business owners vying for contracts with large companies and government agencies. ”
– The SBA can be very helpful to small businesses, especially minority owned businesses. As a minority you should grab these advantages when they come your way. I don’t know if any of you saw last weeks Apprentice but Donald Trump fired a very qualified person because they threw away an advantage without thinking. That said you should at least review what’s out there. It doesn’t hurt to do the legwork, it could actually help you in untold ways. -ed.