Small Business Fuel Podcast
Episode 033121, Doing Business with the City of Atlanta
Small Business Fuel Host, Paul Wilson, Jr. sat down with Bruce T. Bell, Interim Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Compliance, discusses how to do business with the City of Atlanta.
He provided key insights and on best practice tips related to certifications, types of contracting opportunities, how to search for contracts, the best ways to engage procurements officers and decision-makers, and more.
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Episode 022521, PPP and other Small Business Resources to Overcome the Pandemic
Small Business Fuel Host, Paul Wilson, Jr. sat down with Mark Lupo, Business Education & Resilience Specialist at the UGA Small Business Development Center and Glenn Kruse, Area Director of the UGA SBDC Gwinnett.
The three discussed the specifics of the second stimulus packaged and how it helps hard-hit small businesses, nonprofits, and venues. Topics covered included Second Draw PPP, changes to PPP forgiveness, changes in the EIDL program, SBA guaranteed loan debt relief, focus on disadvantaged businesses, and tax-related modifications. Click Here to listen now!
Episode 012121, Strategic Partnerships Help Win Contracts with State of Georgia
Small Business Fuel Podcast host Paul Wilson, Jr. sat down with Jonathan Miller, Principal, at Whitehead Industrial, & Jeff Hughes, Vice President of Sales with Lowe Electric Supply Company.
The two companies highlight their experiences of winning contracts with the state of Georgia, and how attending DOAS small business networking and training events benefitted them in the procurement process. Click Here to listen now!
Episode 110520, Conducting Business and Partnering with the State of Georgia
Small Business Fuel Podcast host Paul Wilson, Jr. sat down with Mary Chapman, Director of Policy, Training and Outreach, & Julian Bailey, Marketing Outreach Specialist with the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), State Purchasing Division.
The three talk about how important the supplier community is to the State of Georgia and the DOAS supplier orientation trainings available for small businesses interested in conducting business and partnering with the State of Georgia. Click Here to listen now!
Episode 100120, GMSDC Connects Ethnic Minority Businesses to Corporations
Small Business Fuel Podcast host Paul Wilson Jr. sat down with Stacey Key who currently serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer at Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC).
The two talk about how GMSDC, for the last 45 years, have connected ethnic minority businesses to corporations to do business, by way of partnerships. Click Here to listen now!
Episode 082920, Inner Workings of the State Government
SBDC’s Small Business Fuel Show host Paul Wilson, Jr. sat down with J. Alexander Atwood who currently serves as the Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Administrative Services.
During this 40-minute interview, the two discussed the inner workings of the state government and how the Georgia Department of Administrative Services is working to keep the small business community engaged through training and resources. Click Here to listen now!
Episode 0720, Recovery Programs Available to Business Owners
Small Business Fuel Show host Paul Wilson sat down with Ashley D. Bell who currently serves as the entrepreneurship Policy Advisor for the White House Opportunity and revitalization Council and is the SBA Regional IV Administrator to discuss recovery programs available to business owners. Click Here to listen now!