As communities across the state of Louisiana begin to prepare for the potential impacts of a very active hurricane season, it is imperative that small businesses start now to evaluate risks and develop contingency plans to ensure the best outcomes for business recovery and continuity. To support small businesses across the state of Louisiana in preparing for the 2022 hurricane season, the Urban League of Louisiana’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is hosting a 3-Part virtual series, “Disaster Recovery & Preparedness Series”.
During this series, representatives from the SBA Louisiana District, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, the Louisiana Department of Insurance, the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance, and many others will provide information on how to protect your business and gain access to the resources that you may need when recovering from a hurricane. This series is a part of the Urban League of Louisiana’s SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program in collaboration with the National Urban League.
Join the Urban League of Louisiana on Thursday, August 4th, 1:00pm-3:00pm, for “Session 3: How to Identify and Respond to Disaster-related Contracting Opportunities”. During this session, participants will learn how to identify industry-specific disaster contracts, SBA disaster contracts, DOTD disaster contracts, and state procurement contracts. Attendees will also gain insights on how to best pivot your business to respond to disaster contracts. Please come with your questions as time as been allocated for Q&A.
Guest Speakers include:
· Jo Ann Lawrence, Deputy Director, Louisiana District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration
· Paula Roddy, DOTD Program Director, Compliance Program Section, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
· Christina Dayries, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
· Moderator: Frank Johnson, Senior Business Advisor, Contractor Specialist, ULLA