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Introduction to the SBA Mentor Protégé Program

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

| No Cost

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Did you know that the Small Business Administration (SBA) created a mentor protégé program to enhance the capabilities of small businesses to improve their ability to successfully compete for federal contracts?


In this webinar, you will learn about the SBA Mentor Protégé Program (SMPP) to see if it is a good fit for your business.


Topics will include:

  • The benefits of SMPP to both large businesses (mentors) and small businesses (proteges)
  • An overview of how the program works
  • Eligibility requirements for large firms and small firms (they’re different)
  • Elements of a mentor-protégé agreement

Featured Speaker | Rosalyn Putman, U.S. Small Business Administration, Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist

Rosalyn Putman serves as the Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist at the Illinois District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The SBA is a federal agency that helps small businesses start, grow, expand, and recover. The SBA is a federal agency that helps small businesses start, grow, expand, and recover.

Rosalyn is responsible for managing and leading the Business Development Division of SBA’s Illinois District Office. Rosalyn also assists companies certified in the 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, and Woman-Owned Small Business/Economically-Disadvantaged WOSB programs through counseling, training and contract assistance. Rosalyn is responsible for a client portfolio base of 88 firms in Illinois. Rosalyn and her team conduct workshops on SBA federal certification programs.

A longtime SBA employee, Rosalyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Wilberforce University.



Join us on Thursday 6/24 for this virtual webinar.

The SBA Mentor-Protégé Program is a win-win for both mentors and protégés!

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tsKe9ezwSeCwNPyhZdDRRA

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am

Fee: No charge, but registration is required

Contact | Freida Curry | Managing Director, PTAC and Veteran Assistance Service | fcurry@wbdc.org

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a partnership between WBDC and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The WBDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



June 24
10:00 am - 11:30 am
No Cost
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