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Business Development Roundtable in Ferguson

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a round table discussion in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 the Centene Conference Center.  The roundtable presents an opportunity for small businesses to get information about federal agency resources for small businesses.

Learn how the Office of the National Ombudsman, SBA Resource partners and other federal agencies can help your small business save time and money in resolving difficult regulatory compliance and enforcement issues.

Provide real-time input on regulatory fairness issues impacting your small business and ways the government can best support small business success.



BROWN BAG LUNCH AND REGISTRATION              11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

FEDERAL AGENCY SMALL BUSINESS EXPO           12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

REGULATORY FAIRNESS ROUNDTABLE                   1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Discussion of how the Office of the National Ombudsman can help small businesses save time and money resolving difficult regulatory compliance and enforcement issues.

FEDERAL AGENCY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE                                                              2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Representatives from federal agencies (such as OSHA, EEOC, HHS, Commerce, EPA, IRS, DOT, SBA and GSA) explain what resources are available for small businesses at their respective agencies. The Office of the National Ombudsmen will focus on how it can help attorneys expand their practices and what resources (financial and technical assistance) exist to assist them.

RSVP by June 14, 2016


The National Ombudsmen promotes a level playing field for small businesses by working directly with federal regulators to facilitate practical and timely resolutions of regulatory fairness matters. The Office of the National Ombudsman, part of the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides small businesses a neutral and confidential way to report and help resolve federal regulatory problems.

SBA's programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made when requested 1 week in advance.  Contact: Elahe Zahirieh at


Wednesday, Jun 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Centene Conference Center
2900 Pershall Road
Ferguson, MO 63136


For more information contact:
Elahe Zahirieh
U.S. Small Business Administration
(202) 205-2414

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