SBA Celebrates National Small Business Week

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Release Date: April 30, 2019


Release Number: 19-8



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SBA Celebrates National Small Business Week

by hosting a series of hands-on registration and certifications workshop throughout the month of May.

BATON ROUGE – The U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) celebrates National Small Week by hosting a series of hands-on registration and certifications workshops throughout the month of May.

Since the inception of "Get Certified" Month a few years ago, SBA has seen an increase in the number of small business registrations in the Federal Government's System for Award Management(SAM) and in Woman-owned Small Business, 8(a), HubZone, DBE and SDVOSB/VOSB certifications and verifications. These have positioned these business owners to benefit from the Federal Government's $500 Billion marketplace.  Consequently, contract awards to Louisiana firms have increased:

                   Total LA Firms                                    Small Business Awards

FY 2016    $2,483,308,564                                     $950,333,951

FY 2017    $2,628,793,158                                    $1,125,797,656

FY 2018    $2,889,699,723                                    $1,477,470,754


On each Tuesday during the month of May at the Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, SBA District Office personnel conduct hands-on sessions to assist small businesses in navigating the registration and certifications processes. "Get Certified" Month is held in partnership with the LSBDC at Southern University and the Louisiana PTAC.


FREE and Open to the Public.


Those interested in participating can pre-register at





About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit