"Bootstraps to Briefcases" Veterans' Conference in Baton Rouge

u s small business administration


Louisiana District Office


Release Date: July 02, 2019


Release Number: 19-10



Contact: Alec Banks, (504) 589-2054, alec.banksjr@sba.gov

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SBA & LSBDC Present 2019 “Bootstraps to Briefcases” Veterans’ Conference in Baton Rouge on July 25, 2019


BATON ROUGE – Are you a veteran looking to start your own business, or already have your business running but need some expertise? Then come to the “Bootstraps to Briefcases” Seventh Annual Louisiana Small Business Veterans’ Conference hosted by the Louisiana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University on Thursday, July 25th in Baton Rouge.

Every year, the federal government awards over $500 billion in contracts and a significant share of those contracts are specifically allotted to small businesses. Federal agencies are required to award a certain percentage of these contracts to veteran-owned small businesses.



  • Provide training and assistance to the small business community
  • Provide information on financial assistance available to veterans
  • Provide strategic growth strategies.


Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University, 616 Harding Boulevard, Baton Rouge LA 70807/ Thursday, July 25, 2019/ 9:00 A.M – 1:00 P.M ( Registration begins at 8:00 A.M.)

Please register at: https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=7390073 (cut and paste into browser)




504-589-2054; Email: alec.banksjr@sba.gov


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 www.sba.gov.