SBA Offers Online Web Chat on Contracting, Surety Bonds

I look at is this way..  If there are things I can learn from a little investment of time..  Then you can count me in!


The Small Business Association is tooling up with the new administration to do more for small businesses across the country.  So, do yourself a favor and see if you grab a nugget or two at this online web chat.. 


An informed business owner is empowered to take on the world!


The current press release:



News Advisory

PRESS OFFICE                  


SBA’s Experts Offer Assistance with Federal Contracting

Thursday, March 4, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., ET



Advisory Date:  February 25, 2010

Contact:  Cecelia Taylor (202) 401-3059

Advisory Number: MA10-03     

Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news



WASHINGTON – The SBA’s Web Chat will highlight assistance to small

businesses looking to grow or expand in the federal government marketplace,

and businesses that need surety bonds to do public and private contracting. 

Business owners can find out how to position their business to sell to the

government and how to obtain bonding.


WHO: Karen Hontz, Office of Government Contracting and Business

Development, and Pam Swilling, Office of Surety Guarantees at the U. S. Small

Business Administration will host the February Web chat on “Contracting

Opportunities & Surety Bonds.”  Hontz and Swilling will answer questions on

doing business in the federal market and how small contractors can get

assistance in obtaining surety bonds.


WHAT: SBA’s Web chat series, providing small business owners with an

opportunity to discuss relevant business issues online with experts, industry

leaders and successful entrepreneurs.  Chat participants will have direct, real-

time access to the Web chats via questions they submit online in advance and

during the live session, with instant answers.


WHEN: March 4, 2010, 1 p.m. ET

Hontz and Swilling will answer questions for one hour.      


HOW: Participants can join the live Web chat by going online to www.sba.gov,

and clicking “Online Business Chat.”  Web chat participants may post questions

before the February 25th chat by visiting

http://web.sba.gov/livemeeting/Mar10/ and posting their questions online. 


To review archives of past Web chats, visit online at






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