Peter Ford and Meghan Leemon

        Growth through Joint Ventures and Mentor-Protégé Relationships

        November 8, 2019 / 4:00 PM CT


        Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference 2019

        National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC)
        Live! By Loews
1600 East Randol Mill Road
Arlington, TX 76011
        Visit this link for more information and to register.
        In this session, Peter Ford and Meghan Leemon will discuss with participants the importance of having a well-shaped bidding strategy that includes joint venturing and participating in SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. The topics covered are SBA’s rules for joint ventures; the advantages/disadvantages of joint venturing in the federal arena; the eligibility requirements for the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program; and the benefits the program has to offer. In addition, the session will touch on looming changes to the joint venture rules and the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, such as consolidating the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program with the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, eliminating SBA approval of 8(a) joint ventures for competitive contracts, and relaxing the requirement that a protégé can have only two mentors in its lifetime.