Have you ever wanted to do business with the federal government, but just didn’t know where to start? The federal government is the largest buyer of goods and services worldwide, spending over $500B every year to make government work. This workshop will introduce you to the federal marketplace, reveal the minimum requirements to do business with the federal government, show you how to identify which agencies buy what you sell, and tell you how the U.S. Small Business Administration can help you succeed as a federal supplier of goods and services.
PRESENTER: Althea A. Harris
Althea Harris began her federal career in 1993 at the U.S. Department of Commerce under the late Secretary Ronald H. Brown where she traveled worldwide in support of small and medium-sized exporters. Then she helped small business owners compete for federal contracts while at the U.S. General Services Administration. Having held several positions within the SBA office in Miami since 1999, Mrs. Harris now serves as the Assistant District Director for Marketing & Outreach for Area 1. She coordinates and conducts marketing and outreach to the half-million small business owners in 6 of the District’s 24-county territory.
She is also the Faith- & Community-Based Initiative Coordinator. A graduate of Howard University and the University of Miami School of Law, Althea is also active in her community, serving on the Board of the Girl Scouts Council of Tropical Florida, and as the Vice Chairman of the Coconut Grove Collaborative, Inc., a non-profit board dedicated to the economic revitalization of Miami’s historic black community of Coconut Grove. She has also served as a member of the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee, ensuring the responsible, ethical, and professional conduct of South Florida’s attorneys. A Washington, D.C. native, she shares her life and love with her husband Robert N. Harris, an employment and commercial litigation attorney in Miami and their four wonderful children.
Fee is $25.00 in advance.