Results of Our Business Matchmaking & Cybercrime Forum in
Monterey Bay, CA for Union Bank on June 24, 2014
Recently, the Embassy Suites found extra chairs for the overflow crowd attending our Business Matchmaking and Cybercrime Forum in Monterey, California. We received tremendous support from the Small Business Administration, the Small Business Development Center, PTAC and other organizations as well as federal and state officials and the presentations by our panels and speakers were among the best we have seen in our 10-year history of serving small businesses.
Based on all that was said and done and the communications we have received from attendees, here are our strong recommendations for follow-up so as to maximize your opportunities as a small business.
Monterey Forum Small Business Recommendations (PDF 100K)
Special thanks to our host Union Bank, which has assumed a leadership position in providing information and opportunities for small business to both pursue selling situations and to better protect themselves from cybercrime.
Results of the Latino Coalition Business Matchmaking Program in
Washington, DC on June 12, 2014
Thank you for your interest in the presentations by leading representatives of government agencies and major corporations included in The Latino Coalition Small Business Summit in Washington, DC in cooperation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Summary Of Latino Coalition Business Matchmaking Program (PDF 100K)
POTHOS / Business Matchmaking Discount Travel
Finally, small businesses can enjoy the benefits and savings that major corporations get in travel benefits. The new POTHOS discount program for Business Matchmaking is FREE and provides a wide range of travel and accommodation advantages. Several matchmaking attendees have tried it and the reports are outstanding. Again, there is no cost to participate.
To begin the experience, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number.
POTHOS will email your login and password. The first time you access the site, you will need to change your password and create a profile.
Why Is This For Me?
There are so many invitations and pitches for meetings, seminars, workshops and "special events" that any small business owner or manager should be careful in deciding which is most suitable for his or her needs.
Business Matchmaking provides unprecedented opportunities for small businesses to secure selling opportunities from government agencies and major corporations at key events. The program unites education, training, counseling, key resources, tools and special relationships with thousands of procurement representatives from the public and private sector. Based on the continued support by Symantec, HP, Dun & Bradstreet, Bank of America, Lockheed Martin, PAR Electrical Contractors, Neutral Posture, PG&E, POTHOS, BMC Software, Brocade, Stay Safe Solutions, Regenerate Power and other private companies together with the SBA, SCORE, SBDC, The Latino Coalition and WIPP, Business Matchmaking continues to be a free initiative for all small business participants.
Business Matchmaking, a not-for-profit public/private initiative, was started by a partnership between the SBA and HP. In the past ten years, we have enabled over 90,000 meetings between small business sellers and buyers from federal, state and local government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations, resulting in several billions of contracts granted.
In addition, Symantec and other sponsors make available special products and services for qualified small businesses enhancing their opportunities to sell to the most demanding of federal agencies and participating corporations.