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The mission of the SAME Small Business Community of interest is to promote the role and relevance of small business in SAME through outreach, training, opportunity and recognition.

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Importance of Small Businesses
Small business firms contribute approximately 80 percent of our nation’s job growth. Our entrepreneurial approach fosters innovation, drive and success. Often considered “renegades,” we are an invaluable asset to our nation’s economy and the military mission.

The SAME Small Business Community of Interest (COI) is committed to keeping SAME Members informed with the most up–to–date information from the world of small business. We regularly send out an electronic newsletter to help you stay ahead of the latest trends and take advantage of current developments in growth and partnerships.

If you are interested in getting more information about Small Business Community activities, or in serving on the SAME Small Business COI Steering Committee, please e-mail with your contact info to Mario Burgos and Ann McLeod.

Objectives of the Small Business Council

  • Inform SAME of technical programs of interest to small business members
  • Provide opportunities to meet with key military decision makers
  • Represent small business interests on select SAME national committees
  • Keep members informed on small business regulations and legislation
  • Provide opportunities to highlight small business success stories and lessons learned

COI Leadership

Mario Burgos 
Burgos Group

Steering Committee

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  • NEW Benefit for Sustaining Member Companies!  The SB COI is pleased to announce that discounts are available with two of the premier government data intelligence providers - FedMine and GovWinIQ!  You must be an SAME Sustaining Member Company to obtain the discount.
  • The SAME 2020 Small Business Conference is going virtual due to continued concerns with COVID and mass gatherings.  The virtual event will take place November 4-6.  Stay tuned to for updates!

Education Opportunities

U.S. Department of Treasury HUBZone & SDVOSB Vendor Outreach

August 12, 2020 12 10:00 – 11:30 AM EDT

This Vendor Outreach Session is to provide the small business community the opportunity to meet with representatives from Treasury Bureaus, Large Business Prime Contractors, State, Local and Federal Agency Partners, and Resource Partners government agencies to discuss their capabilities and learn of potential procurement opportunities.

Learn more about the event and register

Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit

August 19, 2020 1:00 - 3:30 PM EST

Please join the Second Lady of the United States, Mrs. Karen Pence, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Hiring Our Heroes for the Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit. This virtual event features remarks from distinguished guests, military spouse small business owner spotlights, and discussions about key resources that all military spouse entrepreneurs should leverage.

Learn more about the event and register

“SAME is the perfect organization for A/E/C small businesses to meet with, learn from, and network with federal agencies and government contractors. Unlike many organizations, there is a true sense of camaraderie, service, and authenticity.”

–Joseph Dominguez, Director of Government & Military Business Development, ATAS International Inc.