Subject: Stimulus Opportunities for Small Business – Including Minority, Women, Verteran and Disabled Veteran Small Business Owners

Hosted by the Orange County Small Business Development Center

Announcing the Stimulus Opportunities for Small Business program including new opportunities for minority, women, veteran and disabled veteran owned small businesses

Ever wonder: How can I access stimulus dollars? or How can my small business work with the state and federal government to participate in “shovel ready” projects? You are invited to a Stimulus Opportunities for Small Business event that will help you get answers to these questions and assist you in finding out how stimulus projects can help you be better positioned to survive and grow through the current economic downturn.

Where: Irvine Marriott: 18000 Von Karman, Irvine, CA

When: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., sign in begins at 8:15 a.m.

What: Hosted and presented by the California SBDC’s and L.A.-based nonprofit Business Matchmaking, the Stimulus Opportunities for Small Business program is a free, half-day session designed to give small businesses a leg up in procuring government and corporate contracts. The program will feature panelists who can offer participants an up-to-date, insider’s perspective on what the buyers are looking for, if their business fits the government and corporate contracting standards, and how businesses can position themselves to have greater accessibility to stimulus dollars.

Cost: FREE event, pre-registration is required

Who should attend?
Start-up entrepreneurs and growing small enterprises that either do not have or would like to grow relationships with government and corporate buyers

How to sign up:
Register online at or call (714) 564-5200 for more information.