As a result of strong advocacy efforts by the SBAC, The Small Business Contracts Grant (HB 3186) was signed into law this past session setting a goal of 10% of all state procurement contracts to be issued to small businesses. The legislation was sponsored by State Representative LaShawn Ford and State Senator Maddie Hunter.
In an effort to provide small business owners information about the resources and opportunities that are available to them, State Representative La Shawn K. Ford is hosting a seminar on Funding and State Contracts for Small Businesses. Join him this Saturday, December 17th, from 8AM – 12PM at 111 E. Wacker Drive, 26th Fl., Chicago, IL 60601.
Learn how to become certified as a small business so you can compete for state contracts; learn about funding that is available today for your small business, including $78 million in guaranteed loans through the IL DCEO. Various state agencies will be represented and providing valuable information for your business.
For more info:http://www.craticandassociates.com/business